Newer RPG's with a classic style?

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Absu
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I've never had the chance to play the "Gold Box" games, and after watching Matt's great video on "Pool of Radiance", I was wondering if there are any games that have been released in more recent times that have a similar setup? I much prefer deeper (turn-based preferably as well)gameplay with a healthy dose of replay value, as opposed to most of the stuff that is released nowadays.

Also, I've looked up some of the Gold Box games and I'm under the impression that there's no way to play them now, unless I obtained the now ancient consoles they were designed for. Maybe I'm not looking in the right spots, though.

Anyways, any recommendations?

PetrusOctavianus
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Absu wrote:

I've never had the chance to play the "Gold Box" games, and after watching Matt's great video on "Pool of Radiance", I was wondering if there are any games that have been released in more recent times that have a similar setup? I much prefer deeper (turn-based preferably as well)gameplay with a healthy dose of replay value, as opposed to most of the stuff that is released nowadays.

Have you tried Temple of Elemental Evil? There is also the indie game Knight of the Chalice that may fit the bill.

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Also, I've looked up some of the Gold Box games and I'm under the impression that there's no way to play them now, unless I obtained the now ancient consoles they were designed for. Maybe I'm not looking in the right spots, though.

They work fine with DosBox or an Amiga emuator.
But note that if you intend to use the same characters from Pool of Radiance all the way to Pools of Darkness you should use the DOS version. The Amiga version of Secret of the Silver Blades has a rather nasty bug; the Cloaks of Displacement make you totally immune to physical attacks.

Absu
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Ah ok, thanks guys.

Ah ok, thanks guys.

Matt Barton
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You might want to try Pools

You might want to try Pools of Darkness, particularly the DOS version with 256 color VGA graphics. It's huge even compared to the other games in the series, and shouldn't be difficult to get running.

That said, it's one of the few in the series I've never completed, since it wasn't available for the C-64.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pools_of_Darkness

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Bill Loguidice
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I recommend the Amiga version

I recommend the Amiga version of Pool of Radiance, Absu. It's true to the original vision, while still having some minor audio-visual enhancements over all the other versions. The only way to play it outside of acquiring a copy and playing on the original hardware is via emulation...

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