In all fairness, you'd be better off buying the GoG.com version of this one. You get more stuff with GoG.
Play the DOSBOX version if you can because Gold is very crippled by age and does not perform right on Modern machines. For example, the game screen is stuck at a 640x400 size... you can't change it sadly, unless you put the games shortcut in Compatibility mode, and force windows to temporarily resize your desktop resolution down to 640x480. Not a pleasant solution in my opinion.
Other than those gripes, if you're not familar with old school CRPG games, you're going to ♥♥♥♥ing hate this game, because it is hard. Long. And unforgiving to noobs. It ain't Final Fantasy. And it ain't Skyrim, ♥♥♥♥♥.
Here's what not to look forward to:
No automapping- Nope not in this game kid. Back in my day we had to do this ♥♥♥♥ with grid paper and draw the maps ourselves. Good luck figuring out where the hell you are in the game. *Psst Gamefaqs got yo back G*
♥♥♥♥ Stat Rolling system for created Characters- Believe me, you will be doing this alot the first few times or so because the way the game is set up. You get 1 shot for stats per character creation. At the end of character creation, you either accept what you've rolled, or delete it... thus bringing you back to the character review screen where you'll have to go through the entire character creation process. It's an exhausting process,
Thousands of ♥♥♥♥ing words! - Hope you enjoy reading sport! Because that's what you'll be doing in this game. No voice acting here. The Gold edition does provide voice narration, but I honestly couldn't deal listening to the guy talk.
The plus to this game is the challenge it presents you. It's a very long dive.. if you do it right it could last you a month or so of game time.
The story is awesome! A mix of sci-fi and low fantasy. It's one of the few CRPGs that tied your party to the previous games. So if you beat Wizardry 6, and imported them into 7, whatever ending you got in 6 carries over into 7. It's pretty cool!
I give this game 7/10 Donut Farts