Written by  :  OlSkool_Gamer (102)
Written on  :  Jan 06, 2004
Platform  :  DOS

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Good attempt at recreating the paper n' pen version!

The Good

This was a welcomed change from SSI when it first came out. Me and friends had already began dabbling in the paper n' pen version before this game came out. It basically had the same style interface as the Forgotten Realms series which was ok by me. SSI basically used the same engine and converted its graphics to space age and futuristic tiles and sprites. Also a cool addition was the introduction of firearms! Now you can have ammo and guns, definitely cool for gamers who liked futuristic RPGs. Not only do you get guns but you get to fly space ships and explore outter space. This aspect of the game heavily reminded me of the SpellJammer campaign settings from the AD&D paper n' pen version. Space ship battles :) Always a good thing :) Plenty of weapons, armor and items. Plenty long, high replay value. Excellent title from an excellent game company.

The Bad

Not much! It was hard to figure out what to do next sometimes but games back then made you explore.... a great thing I miss today.

The Bottom Line

If you liked the AD&D SSI Goldbox games, give this a try. For it's time, it was a great game and highly entertaining!