The Lord of the Rings - vol.1 (Interplay, 1990)

The Lord of the Rings - vol.1 (Interplay, 1990)
There's a thing I do every now and then, just for fun. I read the list of my childhood's favorite books/novels/games/whatever and check how they stand the test of time. Herbert's Dune? Hasn't aged a single day, still one my top choices. Bless the Maker and all  […]

Ultima IV - Quest of the Avatar (Origin, 1985)

Ultima IV - Quest of the Avatar (Origin, 1985)
To me, this is where the Ultima saga begins. I never played (and never will) the first three games, but in my humble opinion, Ultima really comes to its own when the concept of Avatar is introduced. And that is of course in Ultima IV: quest of the Avatar. Ultima  […]

Civilization (MPS Labs, 1991)

Civilization (MPS Labs, 1991)
The just one more turn syndrome is a very serious disorder. It can lead to sleepless nights, inability to leave your home or have a social life, lack of time awareness. It can ruin your life. Lucky for me, I was able to notice the first symptoms and take the  […]

Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within (Sierra, 1995)

Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within (Sierra, 1995)
I finally get to talk about a graphic adventure, one of my favorite genres since I first laid my eyes on Monkey Island. The Beast Within is the second game in the Gabriel Knight mistery/paranormal trilogy. A year has passed since the voodoo killings case, and Gabriel has moved  […]

Ultima VII: The black Gate (Origin, 1992)

Ultima VII: The black Gate (Origin, 1992)
Ah, Ultima VII. Where to begin. With The false prophet ends the so called Age of Enlightenment trilogy (Ultima IV, V and VI), centered on achieving enlightenment by following the virtues principles. You just had to become a better guy, no evil masterlord's ass to kick. That was pretty unusual  […]