Old RPG that still looks pretty good nowdays

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Chip Hageman
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True, it might be nostalgia

True, it might be nostalgia talking... or perhaps it was just preferable to doing work. :-) Still, I don't remember having having too many problems with it at the time.

Oddly enough, I never got around to playing Betrayal in Antara. I suppose I should check that out.

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Matt Barton
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Hehe...That is questionable,

Hehe...That is questionable, because Sierra released it for free as a promotion for Betrayal in Antara. There's some fine print with it (apparently part of their weirdo license only made it freely distributed for a limited period, though). At any rate, if you do plan on buying it from them, please use my Affiliate Link.

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Betrayal at Krondor was a

Betrayal at Krondor was a fantastic game... I was working for Egghead Software at the time this was released and we ran through it a few times.  It's also available for a song on GoG.com... Songs, of course, being $5.99 at the current exchange rate.

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Bill Loguidice
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Audio-visuals versus interface
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Wow, great info, gandalf. I am looking forward to trying that out!

I think the krondor/antara games should still be fun to modern gamers. The story is so good that you can easily overlook the graphics, which were considered dated even at release.

Honestly, from my point of view, it's only when an interface is poor do I really have issues with a game of any vintage from an audio-visual standpoint. For instance, some of the two word parser text adventures can be VERY frustrating because of their limited vocabularies.

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Matt Barton
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Wow, great info, gandalf. I

Wow, great info, gandalf. I am looking forward to trying that out!

I think the krondor/antara games should still be fun to modern gamers. The story is so good that you can easily overlook the graphics, which were considered dated even at release.

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Chip Hageman
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Eye of the Beholder II: The

Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon is still a favorite of mine.  Certainly not a very modern interface but very functional.. the game also had a fantastic art style to it.

Actually a bit of info, Eye of the Beholder III: Assault on Myth Drannor and Dungeon Hack were both created with a game engine called AESOP/16 by John Miles.  He was working on AESOP/32 as a patch to EOB3 but it was never released.  He was talked into releasing the source code and it has been compiled and made to work with EOB3.  You can grab it from here.

-Gandalf42

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