Wizardry Online Revival

MURMUR * CHANT * PRAY * INVOKE! Could it be true? Almost five years after the death of Wizardry Online, does the game have a chance at a resurrection? For those of us keeping a close eye on anything Wizardry related, it is starting to sound possible. Recently, a post was made on Reddit’s /r/wizardry …
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Retro Rewind: PC Classics

I’ve discussed retro PC games a number of times on this site. In fact, some of my earliest posts were focused on games from the classic Wizardry series. But when I started discussing PC games, I quickly jumped ahead from the 80’s to the 90’s to take a look at titles like Wolfenstein 3D, and Doom. The truth …
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The Death of Wizardry Online

Well. Honestly. Who didn’t see this coming? I have mixed feelings on this. I really do. As a lifelong Wizardry fan, I was extremely excited to hear SOE was bringing this game to the US. But, I admit I was extremely let down by the product that was delivered. Longtime readers of this blog will …
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Review: Wizardry Online

So after that long trip down the Wizardry memory lane, I’m going to spend a few moments to give my review of the first major Wizardry release in the US since Wizardry 8. Of course, I’m talking about Sony Online Entertainment’s latest Free-to-Play MMO, Wizardry Online. If you are a frequent reader to the blog, …
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Review: Wizardry 8

Finally, we have the last game in the original Wizardry series; Wizardry 8. For the first time in the franchise we do not have a fancy sub-name for the game. It’s just “Wizardry 8“. Years ago when I operated Kyler’s Wizardry Den, I interviewed one of the developers and asked why the choice was made to …
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Review: Wizardry – Crusaders of the Dark Savant

Onward to the seventh title in the original Wizardry series, Crusaders of the Dark Savant. This game is a direct sequel to Bane of the Cosmic Forge. The storyline picks up right where Bane left off, and you can import your characters from the previous scenario if you choose. In this game, our heroes are …
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Review: Wizardry – Bane of the Cosmic Forge

Here we have the sixth installment in the Wizardry series; Bane of the Cosmic Forge. This title is probably my second favorite in the Wizardry universe. It is the first entry in the series that was completely free from the influence of the original creators. This time, we are presented with a game created completely …
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Review: Wizardry V – Heart of the Maelstrom

Moving right along, we are brought to the fifth scenario. Like Wizardry 1-3, you can import characters from the previous games into Wizardry V. However, this time around it is not a requirement. You do have the option to start this game with a fresh set of characters. As a result, this game was marketed …
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Review: Wizardry III – The Legacy of Llylgamyn

As I continue my trip down memory lane, I am brought to one of the most underrated entries in the series, Wizardry III. In most respects, this game is very much like the first two. Same engine, same concept. And just like Wizardry II, you are required to import your characters from one of the …
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Review: Wizardry II – The Knight of Diamonds

The first Wizardry scenario was such a great success that a sequel was inevitable. Thus, we have the Knight of Diamonds, the second scenario in the Wizardry series. By today’s standards, many would consider this to be more of an expansion rather than a true sequel. First of all, the PC and Apple versions require …
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