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Menzoberranzan (DOS)

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Description

In Menzoberranzan the player takes the role of two adventurers (two more can be recruited) who have just returned from a fight against an evil enemy in the Icewind Dale. A drow raid looking for Drizzt attacks the village the adventurers are staying in and takes several villagers as hostages. Now (probably with the help of the captain of the guard) the adventurers will have to rescue the villagers in an epic that spans to the evil city Menzoberranzan itself.

Menzoberranzan is a first-person, party-based role-playing game that utilizes the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons rules for character creation, combat, and other gameplay elements. The game is built upon the same engine that was used in Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession. The combat is done in real-time, performed by choosing attack options and clicking on the enemy, allowing the party to execute the commands. Popular characters Drizzt and Guenhwyvar from the books by R.A. Salvatore can join the party during the quest.

Screenshots

Menzoberranzan DOS Intro - Dragon? What Dragon?
Menzoberranzan DOS An evil drow fighter and a drow priestess
Menzoberranzan DOS A room of a big old subterranean temple.
Menzoberranzan DOS Pull the chain to open the door.

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User Reviews

An old & good RPG if you go through the beginning... Kage Melliuc (472) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars
A weak attempt to capitalize on the nascent (at the time) FPS genre. Afterburner (477) unrated

The Press Says

MikroBitti Feb, 1995 85 out of 100 85
Coming Soon Magazine Mar, 1995 80 out of 100 80
PC Games (Germany) Jan, 1995 75 out of 100 75
Joystick (French) Mar, 1995 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Jan, 1995 70 out of 100 70
Quandary Feb, 1995 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Player (Germany) Jan, 1995 64 out of 100 64
GameBanshee Feb 20, 2005 6.4 out of 10 64
High Score Apr, 1995 3 out of 5 60

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Trivia

The game box's cover features a painting of famed dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden by artist Jeff Easley, earlier used as the front cover to R. A. Salvatore's 1990 novel "Homeland"
Wolfang (134) added Menzoberranzan (DOS) on Apr 26, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Infernos (2691) and Terok Nor (17840)