Tag: crpg

Review: Icewind Dale (Enhanced Edition)

Can you believe it has been six years since I reviewed the first three “Infinity Engine” games; Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate II, and Planescape Torment? It doesn’t seem that long ago. For the longest time, these titles were mostly forgotten by everyone except for CRPG enthusiasts. Then, earlier this year the third entry in the Baldur’s Gate saga was released…...

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Review: The Bard’s Tale II – The Destiny Knight

Recently, I shared a review for the legendary CRPG The Bard’s Tale. In that review, I discussed how the game took the classic grid-based dungeon crawler formula and continued to evolve the genre by introducing colorful graphics and sound. Since that review was posted, I’ve spent the last month playing through the sequel and now, having finally completed the game,...

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Review: The Bard’s Tale – Tales of the Unknown

It’s no secret that I’m a lifelong fan of RPGs (CRPGs in particular). And yes, when I say “lifelong”, I mean it. The very first PC game I ever played was Castle Adventure – an unusual ASCII-art game from the MS DOS era. Despite it’s simplicity, that game kindled a firestorm of obsession that still rages to this day. These days,...

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Review: Ultima IX – Ascension

At last, we have arrived. I’m proud to present my review for the final game in the main Ultima series, Ultima IX: Ascension. This is probably the most divisive game in the entire Ultima saga. It has a reputation for being almost universally hated. Knowing this, I was very curious to see just what I was getting myself into. Yes....

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Review: Ultima VIII – Pagan

My Ultima series playthrough is nearing its end! This time, I’m going to review what is probably the strangest entry in the franchise, Ultima VIII – Pagan. What makes this game so different than all of the other entries in the series so far? Well, for the first time we have an Ultima title that doesn’t really feel like a...

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