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Reviews Page
Game Reviews List
  • Armageddon  (Pure RPG MUD, text-based)
  • Diablo  (3rd-person overhead dungeon-hack, Blizzard)
  • Dink Smallwood  (1st-person overhead console-style RPG)
  • Exile III: Ruined World  (3rd-person overhead classic RPG, Spiderweb Software)
  • Heroes of Might and Magic VI - The Mandate of Heaven (Traditional multi-char RPG, New World Computing)
  • Lands of Lore - Guardians of Destiny  (1st-person single-char RPG, Westwood Studios)
  • Lands of Lore - Throne of Chaos  (1st-person multi-char RPG, Westwood Studios)
  • StoneKeep  (1st-person multi-char dungeon-crawl, Interplay)
  • Ultima Online  (3rd-person massively multiplayer RPG, Origin)
  • Wizardry Gold  (Traditional multi-char RPG, Sir-Tech)
About Our Reviews

Our reviews are designed to provide both a quick overview (Game Statistics and At a Glance) as well as more in-depth coverage of the RPG games we evaluate.

Games are rated on Fun Factor (how much enjoyment one can expect during a game session), Addiction Factor (self-explanatory), Interface and Gameplay (ease of use and game-engine design), Graphics, Sound, Multi-Player, and Bonus/Penalty (additional adjustments from the reviewer) categories.

We have rigid review standards, and when a game receives a 10 in a particular category, we feel that there is little or no room for improvement left in that area.   Needless to say, any game which scores 8 or higher is truly a worthwhile buy in the eyes of our reviewers.

At a Glance gives the quickest overview of the game.  It is meant to be a broad generalization that sums up the game in a sentence of two.

Game Setting presents the opening story and background of the game.

Character Creation and Development details the specifics of how the game handles your alter-ego(s).

Game Engine describes the user interface and graphic engine that drives the game.

Game Environment covers other miscellaneous aspects of the game, ranging from sound and "feel" of the game, to specific locations and goodies to be found in the game world.

We then go on to do a quick summary on the good and bad points of the game, then wrap up with a few Tips for Beginners designed to help you in the very first stages of the game.

 

 

 

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