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Blaze & Blade: Eternal Quest

Blaze & Blade: Eternal Quest
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For a poor title, Blaze & Blade does provide a surprising amount of gameplay. You create a party of four characters out of eight available classes. Each time you continue, it’s possible to change your party’s composition. Some classes can access special areas that contain a minor treasure or a shortcut, but there is one […]

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Titan Quest

Titan Quest
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Greek Diablo offers much loot, few headaches. This unabashed Diablo knock-off from Iron Lore Entertainment is a respectable shot at giving the hacky-slashy crowd something different. Innovative character development and the unique venues of ancient Greece, Egypt, and China give the click-and-loot genre more life than it’s had in years, although at times you’re given […]

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Throne of Darkness

Throne of Darkness
3.5

An action-packed Diablo clone presented in Asian garbs. Simply put, Throne of Darkness is Diablo soaked in Oriental spice and marketed towards the less picky twitch gamer. It’s tempting to write it off as pure fluff, with its unrelenting array of enemies, somewhat thin storyline, and familiar isometric view. But if you stick with it […]

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JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings Vol. I

JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings Vol. I
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With so many games based on the movie adaptation of LOTR, it’s downright bizarre to play one inspired solely by the books. In a way you can have something that is more authentic, as it’s not being influenced by the epic visuals of the cinematic trilogy. This is probably why you could give J.R.R. Tolkien’s […]

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Seal of Evil

Seal of Evil
3.5

Hack ‘n’ slash during the Zhou Dynasty. Seal of Evil is a Diablo-esque take on Ancient China which bears a stronger focus on pure action and also a fair bit of fantasy (magical spells, wise elders, skimpy mage girls, etc). The visual isometric style is almost a carbon copy of Diablo, though this isn’t really […]

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Knights of Xentar

Knights of Xentar
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Like old school Final Fantasy, but with more boobs. Knights of Xentar. It might sound like a classy role-playing game, but it’s really not. Instead what you have is… of all things, a hentai jrpg with all of the assorted sex and nudity. The main gameplay premise is conventional – you control a party of […]

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Amulets & Armor

Amulets & Armor
2.5

Amulets & Armor is a mission-based adventure/RPG that runs on DOS. When starting a new game, you have a choice of several characters (called archetypes here) that range from warriors to ranged combat to magicians. After that, you can choose one of several missions that place you in various levels wit specific objectives. Between missions […]

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Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods

Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods
2.5

How to axe a decent game series. The Gothic franchise was quite awesome. It was a story-centric RPG that was the anti-Morrowind of its time, with great characters and passable role-playing. Gothic 3 tried to improve the formula by making everything bigger. The game world was huge, the quest tally was huge, the character population […]

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Entomorph: Plague of the Darkfall

Entomorph: Plague of the Darkfall
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SSI has been developing AD&D role-playing titles for some time. Building on their considerable experience in this area, the company has created its own role-playing universe called The World Of Aden. Their second World of Aden title is Entomorph: Plague of the Darkfall, an action/role playing game which has no involvement with Thunderscape, the first […]

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Knights of the Temple II

Knights of the Temple II
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You probably won’t remember Knights of the Temple II after having finished it. A German import mix between an action adventure and role-player, Knights has you play as High Templar Paul de Rauque. He’s been having visions lately; visions about Hell, demons and their invasion of the world, and our Christian hero sets forth to […]

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