Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon (Westwood, 1991)

Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon (Westwood, 1991)
I really enjoyed the first Eye of the Beholder, as you probably already know. It was my first attempt at dungeon crawling and probably at (C)RPG in general. I spent entire afternoons hand drawing maps. Or trying to figure out how to solve a certain puzzle. Not spiders again!  […]

Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire (Origin, 1990)

Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire (Origin, 1990)
This got your attention, didn't it? You already know that I'm a huge fan of the Ultima saga. No surprise then if I say that I'm also a fan of its spinoffs, the Worlds of Ultima games. We're talking about two games, The Savage Empire and Martian Dreams, both based  […]

Dune (Cryo, 1992)

Dune (Cryo, 1992)
Cryo Intercative's Dune is a strange duck. It is fundamentally a point and click adventure, but with (very mild) 4x strategy elements thrown in. Probably because of this strange mix, it wasn't exactly critically acclaimed. Well, I wholeheartedly LOVED it. Visually, the retrogame is an almost exact transposition of David  […]

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  […]