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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Hello everyone,

A small update for Wizardry 8 is available now. It contains the following:

  • (Windows) nGlide was updated to 1.04 from 1.02
  • (Mac OS X) The game will now launch on OS X 10.11
  • (Mac OS X) Wine was updated to 1.7.54

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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.

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Windows
Mac OS X
    Mínimo:
    • SO: Windows XP
    • Procesador: Pentium 233MHz Processor
    • Memoria: 64 MB de RAM
    • Gráficos: 8MB 3D Accelerated Video Card
    • DirectX: Versión 9.0c
    • Almacenamiento: 2 GB de espacio disponible
    • Tarjeta de sonido: 100% DirectX 9 compatible card or onboard sound
    • Notas adicionales: Sound Card and Mouse also required for the best experience
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    • SO: Windows 7
    • Procesador: Pentium 333MHz Processor
    • Memoria: 128 MB de RAM
    • Gráficos: 16MB 3D Accelerated Video Card
    • DirectX: Versión 9.0c
    • Almacenamiento: 2 GB de espacio disponible
    • Tarjeta de sonido: 100% DirectX 9 compatible card or onboard sound
    • Notas adicionales: Sound Card and Mouse also required for the best experience
    Mínimo:
    • SO: Mac OS X 10.6
    • Procesador: Pentium 1GHz Processor
    • Memoria: 512 MB de RAM
    • Gráficos: 8MB 3D Accelerated Video Card
    • Almacenamiento: 4 GB de espacio disponible
    Recomendado:
    • SO: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher
    • Procesador: Pentium 2GHz Processor
    • Memoria: 1 GB de RAM
    • Gráficos: 16MB 3D Accelerated Video Card
    • Almacenamiento: 4 GB de espacio disponible
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Garbagecrone
( 31.3 h registradas )
Publicado el 4 de mayo
As a new player going back and playing Wizardry 8 for the first time, I was blown away by the character creation, and just how much variance in parties there is. I feel, already, like I could play through this game like three more times and not get bored of making new setups to take through the game. The personality system gives characters breath, and as silly-on-purpose as the plot is, it's an amusing, relaxing, balanced RPG that I'm glad I picked up. (Also, unlike most games like it, you can totally learn how to play wiz8 just by /playing/ it, not reading that stinkin' manual first)
Ian
( 5.0 h registradas )
Publicado el 3 de mayo
I just got this game on sale after reading the glowing reviews. I was not tured on by any of the marketing they are doing with it; it looked old and decent at best.

So far, I am seriously enjoying it and I can imagine that it just gets better. It's hardcore, but still enjoyable.
daschus
( 73.9 h registradas )
Publicado el 2 de mayo
8.5/10. This is a pretty great game in terms of plot, dialogue, loot, action, and the whole CRPG package. It doesn't feel dated, even though it is, which is a bonus in my book. It gets a knock off for having no tutorial - it took me more than half the game to learn how to move and to inspect traps - and a half a knock for turn based combat that sometimes goes on too long due to the sheer number of mobs/npcs involved or it initiates five times while you're three feet from the door and just want to go inside. (At one point, I left the combat running while I made and ate lunch and when I returned, combat was still going.) Otherwise, I recommend it for people who enjoy story-based RPGs.

Pros:
-Story
-Music
-Characters
-Loot
-Plenty of walkthrough/advice webpages still around
-Graphics don't seem dated even though they are

Cons:
-No tutorial
-Combat sometimes make you cry from length
Spack Jarrow
( 4.7 h registradas )
Publicado el 21 de abril
This game is a hidden gem, rarely do you get a game with this much depth.

It's an Old school gretness that goes hand in hand with other greate games of 90's -00's like
Vampire:The Masquerade , Arcanum or Original War.

Despite its age the game is still very enjoyable , if you want to have a nice dnd experience , this game is for you.
lazer59882
( 7.2 h registradas )
Publicado el 11 de abril
I can't in good conscience recommend this game. The combat is ridiculously, mindnumbingly slow, and this game has a tendency to throw dozens of enemies at you at a time. Inevitably you'll wind up backed against a corner against 10-15 enemies. It's not particularly difficult, (ASIDE from Arnika Road) just time consuming. The interface is a strange mix of mouse and keyboard inputs with no real rhyme or reason to which controls what.
Unfortunately, this game is completely devoid of atmosphere, with orcs and goblins rubbing elbows with spaceships and computers. It's all very poorly explained and random looking.
The character creation system is incredibly deep however, and everything is very well explained with modern-looking tooltips all over the place. I appreciate that, but it couldn't save a mediocre game for me.
BAXTER
( 0.2 h registradas )
Publicado el 3 de abril
I saw this game in a PC gaming magazine once and I thought it was the sickest ♥♥♥♥ I'd ever seen, and when I finally got to play it I found out I was right.

RIP Sir-Tech you were too good for this world.
ManuTOO
( 6.9 h registradas )
Publicado el 1 de abril
I didn't make far into the game, so maybe the whole awesomeness starts later, but in nearly 7 hours I finished the 1st dungeon and the game was awfully repetitive, with nearly no difficulty, no interesting exploration, nor any special event.

I had never played a wizardry game before, and I started right away with the hardest difficulty level, and except the tough learning curve in the 1st hour (need to read a lot of stuff and go through an awful lot of stats to get an idea of how to build our party and level it up), I didn't have to use my brains to win the fights : the mage was killing most of the mobs with 1 group spell, and was finishing the last one with a single target spell. Over and over again. In the rare cases where another party member were getting injured too much, I had to throw a couple of healing spell and done. Then sleep, and repeat.

There's almost nothing to do during the combat : we mostly spend time looking the combat log & waiting for the round to play out, only quickly setting a spell now and then.

I can't imagine anyone who played more recent & evolved RPGs to enjoy this one. I do see the hypnotizing effect of staring at the combat log, but I don't think it's a nice way to spend the little time we are allowed on this planet... :)

Pros :
- a lot of classes with a lot customization

Cons :
- awful visual, with a colorblind art director (even in 2001, it was subpar)
- the party members repeat the same sentences over & over
- basic, repetitive & slow combats with minimal required input on our part to beat the hardest difficulty level
- exploration to a bare minimum, with nearly no interest
- slow to move around, especially when staring at long empty corridors
- my mage killed more mobs than the 5 other party members combined
- more than 60% of the attacks (except the spells) end being a miss or without any damage (who thought it'd be something exciting ?!?)

Bonus Note :
If you want to give a try anyway, at least boost the combat speed and once you'll be familiar with everything, look for a little tool to speed it up even more : http://steamcommunity.com/app/245450/discussions/0/846965056744779633/ .
gmiller
( 25.4 h registradas )
Publicado el 26 de marzo
Won't load and Steam is no help whAT SO EVER!!
kennfusion
( 0.7 h registradas )
Publicado el 25 de marzo
This review is a thumbs down, but for technical reasons and about the Mac version.

I have a late 2012 27" iMac which should have run this just fine, but something about the wine wrapper they are using is not working right. It loads, but then flickers in and out of wine and back to the desktop when trying to play. So unfortunatly, I cannot recommend, even though this is one of the great RPGs.
probe
( 220.7 h registradas )
Publicado el 21 de marzo
So you been playing The Witcher or Dragon Age and just don't get all the shagging and long-winded dialogues. You're even annoyed that those games aren't featuring turnbased combat. And the setting seems too familiar like something done a million times before.

Welcome to Wizardry 8. Pretty much the pinnacle of turnbased dungeoncrawler cRPG's. This one is gold. If you ever played Might & Magic, Eye of the Beholder, Menzoberezzan or the newer Legend of Grimrock (which is gridbased unlike this one) you'll most likely adore this game.

This is a game for oldschool RPG players. It's stat-heavy, character development is exciting and fun, there is A LOT of combat and A LOT of loot, progression feels right and well paced, character voices are a blast, music is pretty atmospheric and nice, the world is a bit empty but looks decent for an oldschool cRPG and the 90's developer humour is a joy to behold (do check the manual as well for some quick laughs).

The amount of races (11) and classes (15) gives this game one of the most intriguing character creation schemes ever. It's bloody hard to settle on 6 characters only when they all sound very unique and interesting. The game lets you recruit two npc's at a time (RPC's) with their own benefits and limitations (some outright refuse to go to certain areas). Once created the future development starts to intrigue you. You'll most likely end up in forums getting answers to a lot of questions in that regard. Which is quite nice. I learned half of this game by reading posts and figuring out different approaches.

Which is this game's strongest side IMO. There is no right or wrong way. It's how you wanna play it (for the most part). There is no such thing as an optimal party. It's what you want it to be. What suits your roleplaying and gameplay the best. And that's one of the reasons it's hard to become tired of this game. The amount of options, how many characters to run (1-6), where to go (semi-open world), what skills to emphasize developing, who you wanna recruit etc..... You most likely wanna try out every possible combination.

The game has a few bugs. Luckily the game uses rolling quicksaves so you can have 3 quicksaves at a time (at which point the first gets overwritten and so forth). And the combat can get really slow. I highly recommend using the monster movement speed mod: http://wolfie.wiz8.de/Wiz8Fast.html

TL;DR

If you like oldschool, combat and stat heavy cRPG's you will get hooked on this one. I've seen people with ridiculous amount of time in this game. People who tried multiple playthroughs with different setups, 1 character iron man games, you name it.

Personally I have 300+ hours in the game (some off Steam) and have gotten around 15%-20% through the game then restarted to try out different parties and builds. This game will do that to you. I have rarely seen a starting zone (the Monastery) this many times in any cRPG I've ever played. And I love it.

The game has some quirky puzzles. Things you wouldn't expect or see coming. And the feeling of solving said puzzles leaves one with the satisfaction like no other. Back in the day people didn't go online to check walkthroughs but sticked with it and got the most rewarding feeling of figuring something out for themselves. This game has that sort of "achivement moments".

IMHO this game, Fallout 1&2 and Arcanum is the best non-D&D cRPG to ever have been made. It's just that bloody good. Not the story, but the level of party customization, the mix of "improving through usage" and point distribution at level-up's, the witty voiceacting, the weird fantasy-scifi setting, the extremely tactical combat system (positioning is everything), the small tricks you pick up as you get better at the game etc....

It is simply brilliant. Let me recommend you this video to understand the importance of Wiz8 and the Wizardry series:

Spoiler alert!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ab08qIbo9e4
M3t15
( 30.9 h registradas )
Publicado el 19 de marzo
Love the diversity and style in this RPG
jim.knicley
( 305.9 h registradas )
Publicado el 15 de marzo
Still hard to find a game with more replay ability.
TRisstan23
( 4.4 h registradas )
Publicado el 11 de marzo
classic
Barrfind&Rarity
( 2.0 h registradas )
Publicado el 10 de marzo
Good ol' Wizardry, I can't count how many hours I have spend in it. That was so long time ago. Still one of the best RPG 3D. The one of the You must play.
I'llProbablyGetUsAllKilled!
( 192.1 h registradas )
Publicado el 8 de marzo
I really wish someone would make another game very close to this style. I love everything about this game! I miss the old-school style RPG.
kvin11
( 1,185.8 h registradas )
Publicado el 5 de marzo
Gonna log 1,000 more hours, then probably another 1,000.

Timeless game.
HoboBooze
( 18.0 h registradas )
Publicado el 27 de febrero
A pioneer among CRPGs. Character creation is amazing, battle can be challenging yet provides a sense of accomplishment. Not very many games, vintage or modern excell at overaccomplishing aspects that usually leave a lot to be desired.
Raddok
( 60.7 h registradas )
Publicado el 26 de febrero
Ladies and gentleman, this is THE best RPG ever made, hands down.

"What about Baldur's Gate?" You might ask. "Dude, Planescape is the best ever." You might say. Well, put a sock in it, because this game is the epitome of RPG awesome. Those games are in a different category of coolness, but Wizardry 8 branches out and places a shadow over everything.

Here are the reasons Wizardry 8 is the best RPG ever.

*An uncanny amount of enemies in most fights, for an RPG of this kind. (You can have 30 or more monsters in a single battle.)

*AoE spells are the best.

*Every enemy EXPLODES or DISINTEGRATES on death. Nobody falls over and leaves a corpse. Cleaner world, cooler finishers.

*This is one of those rare games with a class that can eventually learn every spell available, and that class can eventually one-shot the entire enemy lineup of 30 or more monsters. Bishop or bust, homes.

*Monks will roflstomp everything. And I do mean everything.

*It has Wookies.

All you have to do is drop a measly $10, pocket change, and you've got hundreds of hours of gameplay at your fingertips. Ignore my steam times - I've been playing Wizardry 8 off and on for 13 years. I've probably beaten this game more times than any other game I've ever played. And I hardly ever take my games to a finish. That's the excellence of Wizardry 8.

So stop wasting time reading my crappy review, and buy the damn game. You'll get more than your money's worth.
Arkayne
( 21.5 h registradas )
Publicado el 19 de febrero
15 years later and I still love this game. There's something very special about the first-person yet turn-based combat in this game. Graphics are dated but crisp. It can be very challenging, in an old school rpg sort of way. One of my all time favourite rpgs.
Teralitha
( 0.7 h registradas )
Publicado el 11 de febrero
This game is easily one of the best PC RPG's of all time. I just got this game on steam but Ive owned the disc version for several years and replayed the game many times. I have never owned or played any other version of this game, but there are a few easter egg dungeons that are in the old style of the dungeon crawler from previous versions... You can find out how to unlock them from some online walkthroughs.

Things you should know if you buy this game:

1. This game is not compatible with high mouse DPI settings. If you can set your uber gaming mouse dpi setting to the lowest possible or off, then game will start just fine. If you use a standard mouse then you should have no problems there.

2. If the game still wont start, try compatibility mode for winxp package 2, and disable high dpi setting and run as administrator.

3. Basically, the game will run, but depending on your system, you may have to do some settings juggle to get it right.

If you have the disc version the same is probably true.

Buy the game, you will have no regrets.
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I can't in good conscience recommend this game. The combat is ridiculously, mindnumbingly slow, and this game has a tendency to throw dozens of enemies at you at a time. Inevitably you'll wind up backed against a corner against 10-15 enemies. It's not particularly difficult, (ASIDE from Arnika Road) just time consuming. The interface is a strange mix of mouse and keyboard inputs with no real rhyme or reason to which controls what.
Unfortunately, this game is completely devoid of atmosphere, with orcs and goblins rubbing elbows with spaceships and computers. It's all very poorly explained and random looking.
The character creation system is incredibly deep however, and everything is very well explained with modern-looking tooltips all over the place. I appreciate that, but it couldn't save a mediocre game for me.
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So you been playing The Witcher or Dragon Age and just don't get all the shagging and long-winded dialogues. You're even annoyed that those games aren't featuring turnbased combat. And the setting seems too familiar like something done a million times before.

Welcome to Wizardry 8. Pretty much the pinnacle of turnbased dungeoncrawler cRPG's. This one is gold. If you ever played Might & Magic, Eye of the Beholder, Menzoberezzan or the newer Legend of Grimrock (which is gridbased unlike this one) you'll most likely adore this game.

This is a game for oldschool RPG players. It's stat-heavy, character development is exciting and fun, there is A LOT of combat and A LOT of loot, progression feels right and well paced, character voices are a blast, music is pretty atmospheric and nice, the world is a bit empty but looks decent for an oldschool cRPG and the 90's developer humour is a joy to behold (do check the manual as well for some quick laughs).

The amount of races (11) and classes (15) gives this game one of the most intriguing character creation schemes ever. It's bloody hard to settle on 6 characters only when they all sound very unique and interesting. The game lets you recruit two npc's at a time (RPC's) with their own benefits and limitations (some outright refuse to go to certain areas). Once created the future development starts to intrigue you. You'll most likely end up in forums getting answers to a lot of questions in that regard. Which is quite nice. I learned half of this game by reading posts and figuring out different approaches.

Which is this game's strongest side IMO. There is no right or wrong way. It's how you wanna play it (for the most part). There is no such thing as an optimal party. It's what you want it to be. What suits your roleplaying and gameplay the best. And that's one of the reasons it's hard to become tired of this game. The amount of options, how many characters to run (1-6), where to go (semi-open world), what skills to emphasize developing, who you wanna recruit etc..... You most likely wanna try out every possible combination.

The game has a few bugs. Luckily the game uses rolling quicksaves so you can have 3 quicksaves at a time (at which point the first gets overwritten and so forth). And the combat can get really slow. I highly recommend using the monster movement speed mod: http://wolfie.wiz8.de/Wiz8Fast.html

TL;DR

If you like oldschool, combat and stat heavy cRPG's you will get hooked on this one. I've seen people with ridiculous amount of time in this game. People who tried multiple playthroughs with different setups, 1 character iron man games, you name it.

Personally I have 300+ hours in the game (some off Steam) and have gotten around 15%-20% through the game then restarted to try out different parties and builds. This game will do that to you. I have rarely seen a starting zone (the Monastery) this many times in any cRPG I've ever played. And I love it.

The game has some quirky puzzles. Things you wouldn't expect or see coming. And the feeling of solving said puzzles leaves one with the satisfaction like no other. Back in the day people didn't go online to check walkthroughs but sticked with it and got the most rewarding feeling of figuring something out for themselves. This game has that sort of "achivement moments".

IMHO this game, Fallout 1&2 and Arcanum is the best non-D&D cRPG to ever have been made. It's just that bloody good. Not the story, but the level of party customization, the mix of "improving through usage" and point distribution at level-up's, the witty voiceacting, the weird fantasy-scifi setting, the extremely tactical combat system (positioning is everything), the small tricks you pick up as you get better at the game etc....

It is simply brilliant. Let me recommend you this video to understand the importance of Wiz8 and the Wizardry series:

Spoiler alert!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ab08qIbo9e4
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Ladies and gentleman, this is THE best RPG ever made, hands down.

"What about Baldur's Gate?" You might ask. "Dude, Planescape is the best ever." You might say. Well, put a sock in it, because this game is the epitome of RPG awesome. Those games are in a different category of coolness, but Wizardry 8 branches out and places a shadow over everything.

Here are the reasons Wizardry 8 is the best RPG ever.

*An uncanny amount of enemies in most fights, for an RPG of this kind. (You can have 30 or more monsters in a single battle.)

*AoE spells are the best.

*Every enemy EXPLODES or DISINTEGRATES on death. Nobody falls over and leaves a corpse. Cleaner world, cooler finishers.

*This is one of those rare games with a class that can eventually learn every spell available, and that class can eventually one-shot the entire enemy lineup of 30 or more monsters. Bishop or bust, homes.

*Monks will roflstomp everything. And I do mean everything.

*It has Wookies.

All you have to do is drop a measly $10, pocket change, and you've got hundreds of hours of gameplay at your fingertips. Ignore my steam times - I've been playing Wizardry 8 off and on for 13 years. I've probably beaten this game more times than any other game I've ever played. And I hardly ever take my games to a finish. That's the excellence of Wizardry 8.

So stop wasting time reading my crappy review, and buy the damn game. You'll get more than your money's worth.
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Good ol' Wizardry, I can't count how many hours I have spend in it. That was so long time ago. Still one of the best RPG 3D. The one of the You must play.
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I saw this game in a PC gaming magazine once and I thought it was the sickest ♥♥♥♥ I'd ever seen, and when I finally got to play it I found out I was right.

RIP Sir-Tech you were too good for this world.
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This game is easily one of the best PC RPG's of all time. I just got this game on steam but Ive owned the disc version for several years and replayed the game many times. I have never owned or played any other version of this game, but there are a few easter egg dungeons that are in the old style of the dungeon crawler from previous versions... You can find out how to unlock them from some online walkthroughs.

Things you should know if you buy this game:

1. This game is not compatible with high mouse DPI settings. If you can set your uber gaming mouse dpi setting to the lowest possible or off, then game will start just fine. If you use a standard mouse then you should have no problems there.

2. If the game still wont start, try compatibility mode for winxp package 2, and disable high dpi setting and run as administrator.

3. Basically, the game will run, but depending on your system, you may have to do some settings juggle to get it right.

If you have the disc version the same is probably true.

Buy the game, you will have no regrets.
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15 years later and I still love this game. There's something very special about the first-person yet turn-based combat in this game. Graphics are dated but crisp. It can be very challenging, in an old school rpg sort of way. One of my all time favourite rpgs.
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A pioneer among CRPGs. Character creation is amazing, battle can be challenging yet provides a sense of accomplishment. Not very many games, vintage or modern excell at overaccomplishing aspects that usually leave a lot to be desired.
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I didn't make far into the game, so maybe the whole awesomeness starts later, but in nearly 7 hours I finished the 1st dungeon and the game was awfully repetitive, with nearly no difficulty, no interesting exploration, nor any special event.

I had never played a wizardry game before, and I started right away with the hardest difficulty level, and except the tough learning curve in the 1st hour (need to read a lot of stuff and go through an awful lot of stats to get an idea of how to build our party and level it up), I didn't have to use my brains to win the fights : the mage was killing most of the mobs with 1 group spell, and was finishing the last one with a single target spell. Over and over again. In the rare cases where another party member were getting injured too much, I had to throw a couple of healing spell and done. Then sleep, and repeat.

There's almost nothing to do during the combat : we mostly spend time looking the combat log & waiting for the round to play out, only quickly setting a spell now and then.

I can't imagine anyone who played more recent & evolved RPGs to enjoy this one. I do see the hypnotizing effect of staring at the combat log, but I don't think it's a nice way to spend the little time we are allowed on this planet... :)

Pros :
- a lot of classes with a lot customization

Cons :
- awful visual, with a colorblind art director (even in 2001, it was subpar)
- the party members repeat the same sentences over & over
- basic, repetitive & slow combats with minimal required input on our part to beat the hardest difficulty level
- exploration to a bare minimum, with nearly no interest
- slow to move around, especially when staring at long empty corridors
- my mage killed more mobs than the 5 other party members combined
- more than 60% of the attacks (except the spells) end being a miss or without any damage (who thought it'd be something exciting ?!?)

Bonus Note :
If you want to give a try anyway, at least boost the combat speed and once you'll be familiar with everything, look for a little tool to speed it up even more : http://steamcommunity.com/app/245450/discussions/0/846965056744779633/ .
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I really wish someone would make another game very close to this style. I love everything about this game! I miss the old-school style RPG.
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To this day W8 is STILL probably the best RPG ever made IMHO. I have never spent the big bucks on any of the newer games, nor do I have the hardware to handle any of them with my poor old machine, but I've logged A WHOLE LOT of hours on W8.
And ya know what? I'm gonna log some more here in a few minutes :-)
I can't say this about many other games on Steam, but I do say this about W8:
BUY THIS GAME
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This is one of my favorite games, there is soo much customization and strategy to this game. If you like turn-based strategy and can handle older graphics (due to the time it was made) this game is probably for you. There are a lot of little things that experienced players know that you won't. There is a pretty large learning curve and I didn't really feel the need to grind much like in other games. My character most of the time felt like he was the right level to be in the area that I was in.
Beginning The Game
In the beginning, you will probably be lost just at creating a character. Here are a few tips as well as a helpful video.
- Always have atleast one fighter preferable 2
- have a mage
- have a psionic
- make sure you don't have more than 3 ranged characters (with little health) with you.
- SAVE OFTEN
- If a character dies, load your last save.
- Early on in the game (first 30 minutes) mages and other low health characters will probably die at least once your first couple parties.
- Don't give up
- Last but one of the most important, EXPLORE!!! It helps a lot.
Finally here is the video and if you need more help send me a msg and I will try my best to help you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKejat-4qHo
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Wizardry 8 brings back the classic feel of some of the old school DnD games. Trying to figure out the various classes that fit in with your style of gameplay while balancing them with the ability to survive. So many different combinations that you can have will make this game fun to replay or run multiply runs at the same time. The exictment of finding the various classes that works well together to give you a difficult time surviving while at the same time giving you pride. Or the various ways to play classes. Like a fire only mage, or a damaging priest and so forth. The classes has so many different ways that you are able to play them.

With all that going on you also have the going back to find stuff that you needed to go forwards to get. That and trying to remember where they were at the same time. Or if you forget to grab an item that you need later the trying time to figure out where it is, the hunt that you have for that one treasure that you needed. Getting the information from various NPC's or the notes that you have to find.

All of this combined with the option of a ironman mode where you can only save when you exit the game and once your party dies it is all over. This brings out the caution for those loved party members, while at the same time making sure that you don't bite off more then you can chew. Not being able to go back and take back those options you did that makes people hate you or attack you.

These various things in this game is a large part in why I would recommend this game to others. The long hours that you can spend on it along with the replay ability. The various difficulty with the option of Ironman to up the challenge. All of those and more make this game well worth the ten dollar price tag.
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Buy it for the nostalgia, buy it because it's a fun way to waste an afternoon, but don't buy it for the Mac port. There basically isn't one. They just threw Wine at it and called it a day. The game supports resolutions higher than 800x600, but you'd never know it if you ran it on a Mac. It comes with 3D setup programs for Glide and DirectX7, but you can't run them from OS X, so there's no way of knowing what resolutions Wine might support. Hand-editing the text file with common resolutions just fails. For the best experience, you're going to want to run this under Windows.
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It may be an old game, but this game has some of the best fantasy and sci-fi mixtures ever seen in a video game, and the enemies are just so much fun to fight. I reccomend this game as one of the last opportunities to figure out how a game works and what works best by yourself. Sadly, it seems that too many older games did not go fully appreciated, and this is one. So if you are tired of new games and you are ready for a STEEP learning curve, play Wizardry 8, and don't get too frustrated with the op enemies. The enemies are relentless....
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i remember playing this game when it came out its a hard game but good its very dated indeed but modern rpgs could learn a lot about character creation from this game it gives the player huge choice and flexability unlike modern rpgs which deffinately dont as theyre all dumbed down so George Bush can play too
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Bin playing Wizardry 8 for a while now thought I'd write a review this'll be my first so bought this back in the day on win2000 and it was and old school morrowind to me but nowadays its a genre of its own to me play this game its slower paced than Final Fantasy but your party cap is also 2x bigger just remember Pre 2006 before the Next Gen Crash of the decade so 86% of your game isnt going to how pretty it looks this game and Morrowind are must plays.
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Booted game up, fiddled with settings, got it running well.

Watched intro video.. I'M NOW STOKED. YOU MEAN THERE'S ALL THESE MYSTICAL RACES AND ♥♥♥♥, BUT THERE'S SPACESHIPS TOO?!

Made party.. I have a talking husky.. IN SPACE! This is going to be AWESOME!

Started the game up, to witness the full glory (at this point I'm highly caffeinated, and up too late, and way too excited over SPACE HUSKIES.. IN SPACE. Tempted to roll a party comprised entirely of talking dogs). I got about an hour into my first adventure, when I picked the lock to a door and encountered a King Crab.

Two of my party members were butchered by the crab while I struggled to realize how exactly to control my characters. I immediately exited to read the manual. 142 pages of photocopied vintage gold.

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TL;DR -- Read the -ing Manual -- and ROLL A PARTY OF TALKING SPACE DOGS

I'm way too stoked to play this in the morning. I'm pretty sure the next two months will be me playing Wizardry and ignoring all of my friends -- and probably, to be honest, my family.
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Un juegazo teniendo en cuenta unas cuantas cosas:

Cons:
- Es un juego en 3D del 2001 con lo que ello conlleva, por lo menos se puede subir a tope la resolución del juego.

- Es muy largo, complicado y los combates por turnos no hacen mas que relentizarlo aun mas, sin un parche llamado WIZ8FAST (que me permitió multiplicar la velocidad de movimiento de los combates) estoy seguro que no hubiera podido terminar el juego.

- No tiene puzzles propiamente dichos, y lo que hay es tediosos ya que es escribir una palabra a un pnc y coger y entregar/usar un item que puede llegar a estar en la otra punta del mundo, por ello en la mayoría de ocasiones tuve que mirar guiás por no volverme loco probando.

Pros:
Hay cargas en los diferentes mapas de las zonas pero con el disco SSD ni me entero, es un themepark pero al tener total libertad de movimiento entre las diferentes zonas y que salvo una pequeña quest no hay una misión principal que te obligue a seguir un camino mi sensación es de sandbox.

En la creación de personajes tienes muchas clases y razas para elegir, es recomendable ver alguna guiá-consejo previamente para equilibrar el grupo, el truco es mas o menos el de siempre: tener un poco de todo y que cada uno se especialice en lo que mejor sabe hacer. Las voces de los personajes están muy conseguidas y los gráficos aunque sean antiguos y con pocos detalles me han gustado, lo único que me eche en falta es no poder subir la distancia máxima de visión que te permite el juego (solo con un mod llamado Cosmic Forge puede cambiarse mapa a mapa forzando el motor del juego)

Ingame puedes elegir unirte a diferentes fracciones y hasta escoger diferentes finales, a tu grupo de 6 puedes reclutar hasta 2 pnjs mas (aunque no te acompañaran a todas las zonas), es muy recomendable subir a 100 él/los atributos especiales ya que te desbloquean una habilidad especial.

La historia esta muy bien y el juego engancha mucho. Al principio es fácil (level 1-5), luego se me complico mucho (level 6-10) y hasta el level 11 o algo mas no pude empezar a controlar bien la situación, aun así en cualquier momento te puedes encontrar con un pull que no es fácil.

El mapa es tan grande que ir de una punta a otra por un olvido o algo que no sabias que necesitabas es horrible, pero a partir de cierto level algunos de tus personajes tendrán un hechizo de teleportacion que fija un punto de retorno (cada punto de un pj es independiente del de otro pj), esto mas que ciertas facciones de NPCs tienen su propio teleport fue otros de los motivos que me ha permitido terminar el juego ya que llega un momento que tener que volver a ir otra vez a la otra punta se hace muy tedioso.

Para mi ha sido de los mejores juegos que he jugado de este genero, Lo recomiendo solo si tenéis tiempo libre (tardé mas de 90h en finalizarlo) y por su puesto has de ser amante de este genero ya medio olvidado no siendo los gráficos para ti lo mas importante de un video juego.
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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?
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