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Record of Lodoss War (Dreamcast)

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Description

In this game the player takes the role of an ancient warrior who has been brought to life by the benevolent wizard Wart. It seems that the evil goddess Kardis is about to be resurrected by her faithful servants. The only way to stop them is to gather famous heroes from Lodoss War universe and to defeat the evil ones in a battle.

Record of Lodoss War is quite similar to Diablo gameplay-wise. It is an action RPG which is heavily combat-oriented. You can directly control only the main hero, while the legendary heroes who join him on the quest are controlled by the AI. As you go through the game you level up, tweak your items with the great Ancients system, and gain new spells. It is also possible to forge weapons and to imbue them with runes. As your adventures into the surrounding land go on, you can return to your HQ, the Goblin Fortress, and get much needed healing and healing potions (free of charge).

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Record of Lodoss War Dreamcast Intro 1
Record of Lodoss War Dreamcast Tyrell
Record of Lodoss War Dreamcast Ogre battle
Record of Lodoss War Dreamcast Intro 2

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The Press Says

RPGFan Aug 12, 2001 89 out of 100 89
IGN Mar 16, 2001 8.7 out of 10 87
The Video Game Critic Sep 09, 2001 B+ 83
All Game Guide 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
4Players.de Dec 13, 2000 71 out of 100 71
Legendra Oct 31, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Planet Dreamcast Apr 18, 2001 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Mar 23, 2001 6.8 out of 10 68
Video Games Dec, 2000 67 out of 100 67
Gameplay RPG Aug, 2000 61 out of 100 61

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Trivia

Fans familiar with Record of the Lodoss War as an anime series and OAV will probably get a lot more out of it than those who don't. The game plays as a kind of side-quest or retelling of the Lodoss War (the series and the OAV are different tellings of it also from one another) that takes place centering around a certain character from the anime sources who many people thought was dead.
Gene Davison (730) added Record of Lodoss War (Dreamcast) on Aug 31, 2001