A New Wizardry for a New Generation The universe is in the throes of violent upheaval and change. Vast and mysterious forces are preparing for the final confrontation. A small group of heroes from distant lands must plunge into the heart of the maelstrom, to uncover long-forgotten secrets, and bring about a new era.
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Data wydania: 15 Lis, 2001

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Zestaw 3 produktów: Wizardry 6: Bane of the Cosmic Forge, Wizardry 7: Crusaders of the Dark Savant, Wizardry 8

 

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"This last and (along with Wizardry 7) arguably best of SirTech's Wizardry games improves on many core aspects of the series while making the move to 3D."
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A New Wizardry for a New Generation

The universe is in the throes of violent upheaval and change. Vast and mysterious forces are preparing for the final confrontation. A small group of heroes from distant lands must plunge into the heart of the maelstrom, to uncover long-forgotten secrets, and bring about a new era. Should they succeed, they will gain the powers of the gods themselves. If they fail, countless worlds will fall into the grip of darkness.

Wizardry 8 raises the standard for fantasy role-playing with a vengeance. Prepare yourself for a new level of excitement, immersiveness and depth that made role-playing games one of the best-selling, best-loved genres of all time.

Prepare to experience the culmination of a prestigious RPG series. Enter a vast world of intrigue and wonder. Unravel a gripping, non-linear storyline. Battle your way to victory using your swords, your magic, and your wits. Compete with rivals or align with allies as you struggle to ascend to the Cosmic Circle. Take the battle to the dreaded Dark Savant in Wizardry 8, the phenomenal conclusion to the Dark Savant trilogy, one of the most extensive and challenging stories ever told in classic role-playing games!

This is the legacy of Wizardry 8!

  • Explore a vast 3D world filled with action, magic and adventure. Wander through dark dungeons, lush landscapes, scorching volcanoes and even beneath the sea.
  • Create your own custom party of adventurers. Make a gnome gadgeteer, a lizardman fighter, a rawulf lord or even a faerie ninja. the possibilities are endless!
  • Choose a custom personality for each character and hear them speak over 100 lines of dialogue; Kindly or Chaotic, burly or surly-how your characters act is up to you.
  • Talk to dozens of intelligent characters. How you treat them determines whether they become powerful allies or deadly enemies.
  • Battle over 300 types of monsters in some of the most intense combat ever seen in an RPG. The unique auto-targeting system makes combat easy to learn, while the huge number of strategies adds unprecedented depth.
  • Advanced creature A.I. brings a new level of realism to RPGs. You don't just hunt the monsters-the roaming monsters hunt you.
  • Cast over 100 spells using a unique power-level system that guarantees that no spell ever becomes obsolete.

Wymagania systemowe

Windows
Mac
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Pentium 233MHz Processor
    • Memory: 64 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 8MB 3D Accelerated Video Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 9 compatible card or onboard sound
    • Additional Notes: Sound Card and Mouse also required for the best experience
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Pentium 333MHz Processor
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 16MB 3D Accelerated Video Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 9 compatible card or onboard sound
    • Additional Notes: Sound Card and Mouse also required for the best experience
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6
    • Processor: Pentium 1GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 8MB 3D Accelerated Video Card
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher
    • Processor: Pentium 2GHz Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 16MB 3D Accelerated Video Card
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
Pomocne recenzje klientów
27 z 29 osób (93%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
5.5 godz. łącznie
One of the best CRPGs in history. An absolute classic with immersive gameplay, tactical turn-based combat, countless race-class combinations and EPIC voice acting.

"I just saw 'em kidnap someone! Good looking woman, too... not that I wouldn't rescue an ugly woman if there were money in it. I'm not biased.
"
(Myles, the local "businessman")
Zamieszczono: 19 czerwca
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie
14 z 14 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
14.2 godz. łącznie
This is a game for you Magi-punk lovers. while you are confined to one planet, Mages in space is a ridiculously fun idea.

Designing a party of 6 right from the get go is also a very nice feature that a lot of games don't have these days, and it which lets you get into playing as your characters.

The game is a bit hard early on while you learn the controls and do your grinding, potentially learning what makes a bad party, (like one without a dedicated healer.)

I highly reccomend going into the controls and switching things to WASD, because arrow keys are agonizing to use. and it took me a while to find that holding right click let's you mouse control instead of the Numpad. once you get used to that, this game get's amazing.
Zamieszczono: 22 czerwca
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie
7 z 7 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
10.4 godz. łącznie
One of the best old school first person dungeon crawlers ever made. This game is seriously fun for someone like me who enjoys keeping it old school when it comes to gaming. The little quips your party makes add to the entertainment value of the game. If you enjoy old RPGs than you have to play this game and the other Wizardry titles.
Zamieszczono: 20 czerwca
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie
4 z 4 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
63.1 godz. łącznie
One of the best RPGs I've ever played. Vast options for character/party building, tons of personality (especially the hilarious voice acting,) large areas to explore that actually have interesting content in them, highly strategic (and frequently difficult) combat... Wiz8 just rules.

I tried 6 and 7 after this, but found 8 to be the only one that was palatable to me. If you want to try an old-school first person party-based RPG, but are afraid of the obtuse interface, this game does a great job of making that format accessible.
Zamieszczono: 16 czerwca
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie
3 z 3 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
68.3 godz. łącznie
I was introduced to this game via the Night Dive Bundle (Thanks Bundlestars!). I was originally planning to get it simply for Systemshock 2, but this wonderful game came along with it. after doing some research, i found out just how loved it was, so I tried it for myself.

Basic, spoiler free tldr Plotline: Create your party, grab 3 artifacts and stop evil dude from doing the same, whist exploding everyone and everything that stands in your way of saving the world.

The plot is pretty much put to the wayside in my own opinon, but it is interesting enough to be noteable.

At first, It can be a bit daunting for players used to newer RPGs, but everything is very well streamlined when it comes to the User Interface and inventories. That is, once you get used to it.


Combat:
Basic lowdown: up to six PC's and two followers fighting together against enemies, using ranged, melee, or magic, with enemies in a 3d space. Works in a similar way to the older FFs, and is very fun at as well as aggrivating in earlier stages.
The game spices up this style of combat by applying the strategies of positioning and formations, which are vital for both staying alive and dealing damage. The enemies have a bad tendency to be either mediocore or brutal, crushing your party to a pulp at times. But, the combat remains rather balanced throughout, and exciting.

Characters and Character Progression:
Much like Oblivion or Morrowind, each character has Basic Stats that can only be raised through leveling up, and Skill Stats that can be leveled both through gaining levels or by use in combat. Creating a character that fits his or her role into the party is absolutely esssential, and if not created properly, can permanently cripple the party. To survive basically, you need at least one Melee character in the front, a Ranged in the back, along with a caster to support them. Character classes basically divvy up the general roles into more specifc ones, with some classes unable to use certain weapons, you must choose carefully.
The combinations of both races and classes, and the distribution of stat points allows for immense variety in playstyles, from the practical to the ridiculous.
Probably my favorite thing about the progression is seeing how far my party has come from the beginning. From my caster being barely able to cast basic magic to being a Lord of Death on the battlefield, erasing damage to party members and boosting their stats to ridiculous levels.
Another thing that stands out is the wide variety of Voice packs that each character can posess, and can be changed at any time. From laid back to the edge of sanity, sultry or sneaky, your choice. My favorites are the Male and Female Chaotic voices. These add much needed soul to the game, as well as some laughs.

Graphics:
The game looks "Good Enough" for the modern age of games. Thankfully, with programs included such as Nglide, the game can run on just about anything. Laggy areas can be prevalent, even on modern, top of the line PC's, but usually, it will run at a glorious 60fps. What makes it even better, is that Steam Cloud saving for some odd reason works perfectly with this game, and the game's saves can flawlessly transfer from computer to computer.

Stuff I do not like about this game:
This game is hands down the best of this specifc genre that I have ever played, but it still has its flaws.

-quests and objectives can be rather ambigous, and without the help of online guides, some of these can be very frustrating.
-Crafting recipies are never revealed in game, which can be agrivating unless you have them online.
-Travelling the world can be rather slow, as it is quite expansive, and portal spells can only be unlocked later in the game.
-Saving is a bit awkward, having to go into the options menu every time can get annoying.
-Starting off on the wrong foot party wise can lead to a near impossible playthrough.

Otherwise, I heartily recommeded to those wishing to sink a lot of time into a great, easily scaleble game.
Zamieszczono: 20 października
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie
92 z 102 osób (90%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
6.5 godz. łącznie
Oh Steam, thank you!

Wizardry 8 is a wizened (ha) old game, having come out in 2001. That said, the old game has lost none of its charms. There is one race short of a dozen playable ones, and fifteen classes. Each race offers its own little perks, and each class has amazing abilities and powers. Combine this with the plethora of items and magic, and you'll be experimenting with different combinations over and over again.
That being said, it is an old game. The graphics are pixellated (go cry in Skyrim if that's what you care about, you horrid wretch) and the control system is outdated (I spent fifteen minutes pressing WASD until I realized it was the arrow keys that moved the party). And it has the "old school difficulty": if your party isn't properly made or if you're missing a member (IE: someone who can tank or cast spells), you're going to get mercilessly butchered by the first boss creature, repeatedly.

I'd recommend this game to all of my friends. It's amazing, it's fun, it's inviting, and it's dynamic. It's an age-old, forgotten gem that has lost none of its charm.

TL;DR: It's a better version of Legends of Grimrock

PS: Hey Steam, why not release other good, old games like Betrayal in Krondor/Antara while you're at it?
Zamieszczono: 28 listopada, 2013
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie