Sir-tech's final entry in the series does not dissapoint. I've played Wiz8 a long time ago and now it's finally available on Steam.
It's not perfect, but it's damned close. It can be very difficult for a new player who never played Wiz series before.
For the first time in Wiz series you will see a completely 3D environment - game is still quite pretty for its age.
Player can create a party and fully customize each party memeber (like class, skills etc ). Each character has its own dialogue, animated portrait, and unique voice tone. The characters and the way they interact with each of the NPCs have come a long way since Wiz7. Your personality, communication skills, and the way you and the NPCs view each other all determine what happens during a confrontation. You can talk by either typing in complete sentences (like: Where is XXX?), and also by selecting words from your already memorized ones.
Combat system is very good IMO. Player can setup all party members in a formation that could be anything from *fighters in front and ranged characters behind* to a *fighters in the middle and casters on the sides*. Player can setup virtually any formation desired. Either way you will be able to change the way your party attacks/is attacked and do so on the fly, letting you devise a new formation during battle to adapt to the new combat situation.
I highly recommend this game - it's difficult but very rewarding. It's definitely an underrated gem.
Zamieszczono: 27 listopada, 2013