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Record of Lodoss War: Haiiro no Majo

Record of Lodoss War: Haiiro no Majo FM Towns This is the first screen you'll have to see - formatting your user disk...

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Haiiro no Majo is one of the several different games set in the fictional Lodoss War universe created by Ryo Mizuno. The game's introductory plot loosely follows the events of the first novel, The Grey Witch, centering on the enigmatic character Karla and her influence on the world's politics. Several popular characters from the cycle (such as the dwarf Ghim whom the player can recruit early in the game) make an appearance as well.

Despite its Japanese origins and anime-style visual aesthetics, this incarnation of the series is a Western-style role-playing game in the tradition of Wizardry and Ultima games. Rather than following a linear story focused on a lead character, the player creates a party of characters and takes them on a journey through the world of Lodoss. A few NPCs can join the party as well. Character races include Humans, Elves, Dwarves, and Halflings, while the classes comprise Warriors, Shamans, Priests, Scouts, and Knights. The player can manually distribute five bonus points among the character's six attributes: Strength, Intelligence, Agility, Endurance, Luck, and Personal Beauty.

After the party has been created the heroes find themselves in the starting town. All the towns have identical or similar location visuals (inns, temples, markets, etc.), and can only be navigated by selecting locations from a menu. Overworld navigation and battles are viewed from a top-down perspective; dungeons are done in pseudo-3D first-person view and require illuminated torches for exploration.

Battles occur either randomly or are triggered whenever the party enters a specific location. The player can opt to set combat on auto, the result calculated according to the participants' parameters. Manual fighting involves navigating characters on the battle field in round-based fashion, selecting physical attacks or magical spells when enemies are in their range.

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Record of Lodoss War: Haiiro no Majo FM Towns Some battle locations have unique design. Here I interrupt an orcish meal. They send one of their own to take care of us
Record of Lodoss War: Haiiro no Majo FM Towns This is the first screen you'll have to see - formatting your user disk...
Record of Lodoss War: Haiiro no Majo PC-98 Viewing the characters
Record of Lodoss War: Haiiro no Majo FM Towns Battle against tougher guys in a desert area. You are targeting an enemy

Alternate Titles

  • "ロードス島戦記 灰色の魔女" -- Japanese spelling

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