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Castle of the Winds (Windows 3.x)

Castle of the Winds Windows 3.x The graphics left quite a bit to the imagination..

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Written by  :  Elysia Todd (3)
Written on  :  Oct 16, 2012
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Summary

One game I will play my entire life

The Good

Everything. Especially the replay value. The completely randomized maps and item drops, the different styles of monsters. Like diablo (original) you get subtle differences in the quests and groupings of enemies on different playthroughs. Despite having the latest Xbox games, etc. I started playing this game as a little girl, and I still play this game on a regular basis almost twenty years later. It's so much better than the silly mobile games on my phone or laptop and yet it has miniscule resource cost to run. It also is actually difficult on the hard settings. The art is, in today's world, ancient - but it is very cohesive within the game. There is nothing that jarrs you out of gameplay.

The Bad

Unfortunately the fact that it won't run on 64-bit systems unless we can get a recompile from the developer!

The Bottom Line

Immersive, entertaining, creative, and still exciting after nearly twenty years of playing this game.