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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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Demise: Rise of the Ku’tan

Demise: Rise of the Ku’tan
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An odd gem of a throwback, with some woes and doh’s. Demise – Rise of the Ku’Tan aims to promote gameplay over fancy visuals and audio, reminiscent of an age of RPGs that was much more low tech. Anyone who has played MUDs (Multi-User Dungeon or Domain) before will instantly see similarities in Demise, as […]

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Nethergate

Nethergate
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Spiderweb Software, developer of the award-winning shareware role-playing series Exile, has also released Nethergate. The simple graphics of Exile has been been improved in Nethergate. Combat no longer needs to load a separate battlefield module. Instead, battles now take place within the main landscape and interface. And no longer does a single sprite represent the […]

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Hexplore

Hexplore
3.5

With Hexplore, I-Motion has designed a role-playing game for Diablo fans that has left out much of which made Blizzard’s game so thrilling. In Diablo, for example, combat is so challenging that the player’s character is often killed. In Hexplore, combat is so easy that characters seldom die – a useful move for players who […]

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The Bard’s Tale

The Bard’s Tale
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If The Bard’s Tale rings familiar, it’s probably because you remember the old series form the 80s and early 90s. It was one of computer gaming’s classic franchises. In this more modern remake, you play the Bard, a man with a “elfish attitude and singular pursuit of coin and cleavage, and the game is built […]

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Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy VII
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Squaresoft’s Final Fantasy VII came to the PC with all of its console legacies intact: low-resolution background graphics, a gamepad-centric interface, pre-determined save locations and cute anime characters with enormous eyes and unusual hair. It also brings its strengths: detailed plot, superb 3D graphics, superior production values and a huge amount of play time. Much […]

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Final Fantasy VIII

Final Fantasy VIII
4.5

A great story-driven fantasy game, with cutesy Japanese overtones and stats. Final Fantasy 8, a much lauded release of the long-running Japanese console series, is a wonderful, engrossing, story-oriented game with memorable characters and timeless themes. Fans of the series will know not to expect a traditional, PC-style role-playing game with an open-ended gameworld, plenty […]

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I of the Dragon

I of the Dragon
3.5

I of the Dragon is a 3D action role-playing game where you play as a dragon instead of a conventional character. Flying dragons is something you don’t usually see in games (Drakan: Order of the Flame is an exception), so immediately we’re off to a novel premise. Alas, I of the Dragon is very much […]

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Zanzarah: The Hidden Portal

Zanzarah: The Hidden Portal
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A bit like Pokem, but with fairies. Zanzarah isn’t a name that rolls off the tongue, so you’d expect a decent game to infuse a pleasant experience with such a wordy title. It’s half there, providing an unusual and strangely alluring fantasy world with the usual ‘save the world’ motif. You play as Amy, who […]

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