Pyrrhic Tales: Prelude to Darkness (Windows)

Pyrrhic Tales: Prelude to Darkness Windows The main menu.


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Prelude to Darkness is a classic single-player, turn-based RPG with dark overtones. It takes place in a dying River valley on the verge of civil war, and the player can choose either to join this rebellion or stop it.

Prelude is called a "dark" RPG for a reason: It has a lot of moral choices, lots of "gray" areas. For example, in the first town you arrive in, there's a pregnant girl who was kicked out of her house and the her dad doesn't know the father. You can choose to rat the girl's lover out for 250 drachs, or be compassionate and keep your lips shut.


Pyrrhic Tales: Prelude to Darkness Windows Spells. Spells have a set range, and consume action points and mana (or "will", if a healer). In this case, 20 levels in the Gifts of the Goddess skill are also required before you may cast the spell.
Pyrrhic Tales: Prelude to Darkness Windows Character skills. You gain skill points by leveling up as well as by using a skill. You can spend skill points (gained from quests) however you want.
Pyrrhic Tales: Prelude to Darkness Windows The inside of a villager's hovel. PtD is unique in that it uses 3D polygonal graphics as well as an isometric view. This means that parallel lines in reality will remain parallel on the screen.
Pyrrhic Tales: Prelude to Darkness Windows The barter screen. The cost in coins is indicated with red numbers and a negative sign. If you are selling more than you are buying, the numbers turn green instead of red.

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Great design mechanics, buggy and not always the best in terms of execution. SharkD (437) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars

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Mike A (12) added Pyrrhic Tales: Prelude to Darkness (Windows) on Jul 18, 2005