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Lands of Lore: Guardians of Destiny

MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
84
3.2
Windows
83
3.6

Advertising Blurbs

Advertisement in PC Games, December 1997 (German):

    BEI COMMAND & CONQUER SIND MILLIONEN SOLDATEN GEGEN SIE MARSCHIERT.
    DIESMAL HETZT WESTWOOD IHNEN DIE GÖTTER AUF DEN HALS.



    LANDS OF LORE
    GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG



    In einer Welt jenseits aller Vorstellungen schlüpfen Sie in die Rolle des jungen Luther, der unter einer unkontrollierbaren Form der Verwandlung leidet. Nur wenn Sie die Quelle dieses Bannes finden, können Sie Luthers Seele und seinen Körper ein für allemal von den Wesen, die in ihm wohnen, befreien. Bis zu diesem Tage aber bleibt er die unschuldige Geisel im gnadenlosen Spiel mächtiger Götter, die seinen Zauber für ihr Streben nach Herrschaft in den Lands of Lore nutzen wollen.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66237) on Feb 21, 2005.

Press Release:

    Westwood Studios Announces 3Dfx Enhancement
    For Lands of Lore Guardians of Destiny

    Epic Role Playing Game to Run in High Resolution at Increased Frame Rates



    Las Vegas, NV, October 30, 1997 -- The Claw Mountains, Huline Jungles and City of the Ancients will soon be even more visually stunning. Westwood Studios, creators of some of the most popular computer games of all time, today announced the mid-November availability of a 3Dfx enhancement for the recently released epic role playing game Lands of Lore Guardians of Destiny.

    The Guardians of Destiny enhancement will be available for download in November from the Westwood Studios Web site for systems equipped with 3Dfx and Direct3D supported video cards. The download will allow the game to run in high resolution at 640 x 480, provide optimized lighting, increase frame rates to greater than 30 frames per second, provide bilinear filtering for smoother and more detailed textures and enhance the game's Mip-Mapping to increase the quality of detailed rendering at great distances.

    Guardians of Destiny, which was released in September, is available at retail outlets worldwide and contains more than 120 hours of exploration, puzzle solving and combat. In the role of Luther, players journey the many realms of the Lands including the mighty Claw Mountains, the Huline Jungles, Halls of the Forgotten, and the mysterious City of the Ancients on a quest to rid himself of the magical power which plagues him.

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    Westwood Studios is a prominent publisher of best-selling PC, Macintosh and next-generation console games. Formed in 1985, Westwood Studios has released several popular titles including: Dune II, Lands of Lore, the Kyrandia adventure trilogy, Monopoly for the Internet and the Command & Conquer product line, which has sold over 6 million units worldwide since its debut in 1995.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Apr 26, 2004.

The Westwood Studios Catalog:
    Imagine a world of intense beauty and mortal danger where your slightest move can trigger cataclysmic events, miraculous escapes, or lethal battles. See magical cities rise out of great oceans. Enter the mysterious caverns of the Dracoid ruins. Discover gruesome altars and witness secret ceremonies never before seen by humans.

  • An awesome array of spells and effects including: calling down fire storms, flood and devastating lightning strikes, or summoning forth the legions of the dead.
  • A spectacular soundtrack from renowned new age composer David Arkenstone and Westwood's own Frank Klepacki.
  • Highly reactive environment that allows full 360-degree movement with dynamic lighting effects.
  • A fully configurable, easy-to-use interface.
  • Your character, Luther, morphs between 3 forms: the powerful beast, the magical lizard and the clever human.
  • An epic journey with over 15 enchanting realms and hours of full-motion video on 4 CDs.

    Contributed by MAT (72509) on Apr 15, 2001.

Box Cover (USA back):
    YOUR DESTINY AWAITS

    Lands of Lore Guardians of Destiny Redefines The Role-Playing Genre

    Imagine a world of intense beauty and the mortal danger where your slightest move can trigger cataclysmic events, miraculous escapes of lethal battles. See magical cities rise out of great oceans. Enter the mysterious caverns of the Dracoid ruins. Discover gruesome altars and witness secret ceremonies never before seen by humans. This is the world of Lands of Lore Guardians of Destiny. Set in a reactive environment, this real-time role playing/adventure game features animated 3-D high resolution graphics perfected after years in development. This incredible new world is now ready. The question is are you?

    Contributed by MAT (72509) on Apr 01, 2001.

Unknown Source:
    In Lands of Lore Guardians of Destiny, you will play Luther. You are the son of the late sorceress of the Dark Army, Scotia. Burdened by an ancient curse, and imprisoned for the crimes of your mother, you must free yourself and find the curse for the horrible curse.

    But your troubles are not that simple. The forces of both good and evil are anxious to kill you and acquire the magic within your curse.

    Contributed by Alan Chan (3597) on Nov 28, 1999.