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Review: Pools of Radiance (1988)

goldboxPool of Radiance is a role-playing video game developed and published by Strategic Simulations, Inc (SSI) in 1988. It was the first adaptation of TSR’s Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (AD&D) fantasy role-playing game for home computers, becoming the first episode in a four-part series of D&D computer adventure games. The other games in the “Gold Box” series used the game engine pioneered in Pool of Radiance, as did later D&D titles such as the Neverwinter Nights online game. Pool of Radiance takes place in the Forgotten Realms fantasy setting, with the action centered in and around the port city of Phlan. (Wikipedia) (more…)

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Review: Icewind Dale Enhanced Edition

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Icewind Dale was was originally developed by Black Isle Studios and released on June 29, 2000.  Icewind Dales Enhanced edition was later developed by Beamdog and released on October 30, 2014.

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Evil stirs beneath the Spine of the World. (more…)

Tales of Phantasia – Final Impression

When I jump to a review after only one journal entry from gameplay, you know that I did not have a ton of fun.

From the beginning, Tales of Phantasia tries very hard to impress, giving one of the best first impressions  I have ever witnessed on the SNES.  From the opening soundtrack (with singing…on an SNES cart!) to the impressive graphics, to the unorthodox and exciting combat system, Tales of Phantasia will quickly pull you in.  However, it does not take long for cracks to appear.  For me, the game wore out its welcome rather quickly. (more…)

Final Fantasy V Review

A few months ago, I decided to play Final Fantasy V as my ‘workout’ game.  I had not taken the opportunity in the past.  The experience inspired me to begin my long running RPGTrek.   The following article details why. (more…)