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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 Night time in a crowded inn. Many NPCs go to sleep at night, meaning you have to wait until morning to talk with them. In this case, the opposite is true.
Pyrrhic Tales: Prelude to Darkness Windows The quest log and journal. I don't think this screen was functioning properly. Many of the links and buttons didn't work.
Pyrrhic Tales: Prelude to Darkness Windows The aftermath of a large battle. Individuals or groups of NPCs will sometimes join you in battle. The pools of blood and skeletons are static objects. They will remain after the battle is over.
Pyrrhic Tales: Prelude to Darkness Windows There are a number of combat options to select from. Your character's movement range is indicated by the shaded squares overlaid over the ground.

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Great design mechanics, buggy and not always the best in terms of execution. SharkD (415) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars

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Mike A (9) added Pyrrhic Tales: Prelude to Darkness (Windows) on Jul 18, 2005