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Re: Old Retro Games
« Reply #80 on: May 17, 2013, 09:43:20 PM »
The only "retro games" I've ever played are: Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Mario Bros. and the Legend of Zelda.
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Re: Old Retro Games
« Reply #81 on: May 21, 2013, 08:04:53 AM »
Mmm.. I think I might create a new thread with my Ultima exploits, otherwise I'm high-jacking this thread lol

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Re: Old Retro Games
« Reply #82 on: May 23, 2013, 07:44:10 AM »

YES! YES! YES! YES! HELL YES! *censored* YES! FINALLY!



GET IT NOW! GET ALL OF THEM! GET THEM GET THEM GET THEM GET THEM!

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« Reply #83 on: May 23, 2013, 12:16:32 PM »
What's Wizardry?


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Re: Old Retro Games
« Reply #84 on: May 23, 2013, 12:17:20 PM »
Never heard of this game either. Then again, that's not saying much. ;D
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Re: Old Retro Games
« Reply #85 on: May 23, 2013, 12:19:51 PM »
What's Wizardry?


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my favourite classic WRPG series ever, its influences can be felt on tons of RPGs today.

Heck, the combat and class systems we usually associate to JRPGs (Final Fantasy and Dragon quest) were actually directly lifted (and later upgraded) from the early wizardry games.

Later entries became more open world with tons of dialog, great story, choice and consequence, etc. etc.

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« Reply #86 on: May 23, 2013, 01:27:16 PM »
Oh also, I moved my Ultima Underworld exploits to the creative corner, mostly because I was starting to highjack this thread

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Re: Old Retro Games
« Reply #87 on: May 23, 2013, 06:56:55 PM »
I have a 2-day train ride from Portland to Chicago this weekend.  I just bought Baldur's Gate 1, 2, and the QFG Collection, for good measure.  I should be pretty well set, I think.  ;)

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Re: Old Retro Games
« Reply #88 on: May 23, 2013, 07:00:48 PM »
Nice! I'm currently playing Baldur's gate for the first time. It took some getting used to, but I'm enjoying it. :D I think I've bought all of the temples outside of Baldur's Gate out of healing potions, though, and I can't enter BG yet. :(
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« Reply #89 on: May 24, 2013, 06:45:15 AM »
Baldur's Gate is definitely awesome, though I feel the first game has aged somewhat poorly. With that said, when you add the expansion pack you get one of the best dungeons ever made imo: Durlag's tower, whether you're trying to climb it or descend it, I freaking love durlag's tower

Want to do Durlag's tower in hard mode like I did? Get a party of 6 people, all of them level 2-3 and completely explore that thing, I guarantee you by the time you're done, you'll have a huge sense of accomplishment and the party should be near the max level

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« Reply #90 on: May 24, 2013, 07:03:50 AM »
Hmmm... I tried going there and got my party killed by the first enemy I encountered. We've leveled up a bit since then, so maybe I'll check it out. Oh, and I have the combat set at novice. :P As far as the first game aging poorly goes, I'm playing it with the BG2 engine, so I don't know how much that applies.

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« Reply #91 on: May 24, 2013, 07:54:07 AM »
ah th BG2 engine does fix some issues yeah.

But seriously try to complete it with a full party at level 2 or 3, it's frustrating.. but very fun because you have to VERY strategic

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« Reply #92 on: May 24, 2013, 08:13:15 AM »
...except I suck at strategy. :-\

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« Reply #93 on: May 24, 2013, 08:15:35 AM »
Still worth a shot though :P

I don't remember what enemies you findin Durlag's tower, but I will tell you that if you have a mage, the "Sleep" spell is your best friend :P

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« Reply #94 on: May 24, 2013, 09:57:47 AM »
Good to know. It was a "Battle Horror" that killed my party. Also, on a semi-related note, I no longer have the ability to disarm traps because I dual-classed Imoen, not knowing that her thief abilities would be disabled until her new class (mage) reaches level 5 (her "thief" level). This makes the spider area of Cloakwood a huge pain, as there are lots of web traps. :(
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« Reply #95 on: May 24, 2013, 10:19:13 AM »
Ooooh, should've told you, in early D&D rules, multiclassing is usually broken :\

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« Reply #96 on: May 24, 2013, 10:32:07 AM »
This is apparently intentional. Also, I've installed a bunch of mods which change the rules somewhat.

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« Reply #97 on: May 24, 2013, 10:42:46 AM »
HEATHEN!  :o

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« Reply #98 on: May 24, 2013, 01:41:32 PM »
for those of you wondering why I'm such a Wizardry fanboy, watch this (jump to 0:43):
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« Reply #99 on: July 21, 2013, 04:39:42 PM »
aaawww man I loved that game



I loved playing around with the gravity settings!

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