Nintendo's classic Roleplaying games
The RPG that SHOULD have been
here, Secret of Mana 2/3(3 If you account for the first one made
for the Gameboy) just did not make it here. Squares excellence
in Super NES Programming shows, with graphical touches
EVERYWHERE. 6 BEGINNINGS! Each beginning had a different plat,
but was centralized in the end.
Publisher: Origin Systems
Genre: Online RPG
Any gamer worth his or her weight in 5 1/4 inch floppies has
heard of the Ultima series of role-playing games. Before
the AD&D Gold Box series, before the Build engine, and yes, even
before the X-Com trilogy, there existed Ultima.
Geneforge, from Spiderweb Software, is a PC
role-playing game that harkens back to the older days of
software games. The graphical elements are somewhat simplistic,
trying to capture a three-dimensional feel with only two real
dimensions. The combat is turn based, depending on movement
steps which can be your undoing but the guiding force to
this game is choice.
As roleplaying games go Dungeon Master has a
fairly simple story with minimal plot development that is
generally in line with other games of its time. You start at
ground level and make your way down through the dungeons to the
deepest darkest level to rid the labyrinth of the evil sorcerer.
In the process you must fight an array of successively more
ferocious monsters, and negotiate more and more devious
obstacles of the open pit, locked door and flying fireball
variety. Many of these are still a lot of fun and very careful
observation is called for.
Eye of the Beholder from Westwood Studios is
one of my all-time favourite games. Set in one of the mythical
lands of the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons realm, you and three
companions are commissioned by the Lords of Waterdeep to venture
forth into the dank sewers below the city to seek out and
destroy whatever is causing a plague of monsters to terrorise
the townsfolk above. So you and your team depart using the only
entrance, which collapses behind you ... sealing your fate ...
of Might and Magic
Legends of Might & Magic ScreenshotRemember
the classic first-person dungeon adventures? Sporting crude EGA
graphics, these titles had players fighting pixilated monsters
while traveling down long, boxy corridors, and helped lead to
the rise of the Wolfensteins, Dooms, and Quakes. While first-person
shooters have continued to evolve along their own paths, role-playing
games such as Might and Magic have typically steered clear of
the Internet deathmatch realm until fairly recently. Now, 3DO
and New World Computing are jumping aboard the multiplayer bandwagon
with the latest team-based first-person action title, Legends
of Might and Magic.