I am hooked again. Wizardry 8 is SOOOO good. A deep, difficult old school experience that is completely worth the price and more.
I remember ordering it directly from Sir-Tech years ago because it wasn't available in stores. The game was finished but the devs could'nt get a distributor, or something like that, so I ended up ordering it from them. It took a while but when I finally had my hands on a copy I played it to death but never actually finished it.
This little baby is HARD, make no mistake. Like Dark Souls hard in RPG form.
A great story in a HUGE world filled with great characters, loot and the hardest mobs of critters you'll ever encounter. And just because you just beat a big swarm of 20+ wasps, don't think you're out of the woods because another one just like it could be right around the corner. Get your back against a wall, rest and move on. Yes, Rest and save. OFTEN.
Offensive magic isn't too strong, but support magic can truly turn the tide of battle in your favour. Early spells like Web, Sleep and Terror will be essential in vanquishing large groups of enemies. Use the formation feature adequately, keep close to the walls to protct your mage and healer, and go to town.
A fantastic experience that has aged very well, and a true blessing to get it on Steam.