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Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos (DOS)

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Written by  :  Thohan (19)
Written on  :  Sep 27, 2003
Platform  :  DOS

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Summary

Fun adventure, the best of the series

The Good

I don't have this game anymore and I've been yearning to play it again. I only get that yearning with quality games, and this is one. This may be the first game with an automap, or at least a good automap. As much fun as carrying reams of graph paper around is, the automap is very convenient. The graphics are terrific and this game passes the test of time. Still fun today for any adventure/rpg fan. I liked the midi music as well. It is tinny and midi-sounding, and repetitive, but you can always turn it off if you're tired of it.

The Bad

There's not much not to like. This is good stuff. Its reach didn't exceed its grasp the way subsequent games in the series did (LOL3 is an outright embarrassment and never should have been released by Westwood).

The Bottom Line

It is a DOS game, which means it may or may not work on XP. Keep a copy of Win98 around on an old machine just to be sure.