I used to play Wizardry 8 as a kid a whole bunch, and when I saw it on steam again, I thought to myself "hmm, I remember liking this as a kid a lot. I wonder if it's still a good game, or is it just nostalgia..." And after 4 days and 38 hours, I still think it's an extremely good PC RPG.
The dialog, story, RPG system, voiceacting are all top notch. World is interesting, surprising and has loads of personality. Graphics, even though dated, still work in their own personal style, and have not become unclear, you can still instantly tell what everything is supposed to be, even from a bit further away.
The biggest flaw this game has, in my humble opinion, is the dated engine. It inherits the typical early 2000 engine limitations and quirks. You will probably get stuck sometimes, you will get crushed by physics objects (death by crates!) and you will get stuck behind patrolling friendly NPCs, who are surpsingly headstrong in walking in front of you slowly, or walking through you, pushing you along and frustrating you. Trynton is horrible for this very reason sometimes.
All in all, even though it's a bit dated game, and even if you've never played it, but like PC RPGs, it's a really good pickup.
Közzétéve: 31 december 2013