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Wizardry Gold (Windows)

74
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.7
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.5
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.0
Overall MobyScore (14 votes) 3.7


The Press Says

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90
Quandary
If you like role playing games with a healthy amount of statistics, a turn based combat system that allows you to manipulate your combat strategy, a huge game environment and an involving story then this one is worth trying. Bear in mind, however, that you will need plenty of time to get through it. Wizardry Gold has three difficulty levels and the story dictates that it has some sci-fi elements although, for the most part it feels like a traditional fantasy adventure.
80
Computer Games Magazine
No, Wizardry Gold does not deserve five stars, just a lesser but still respectable four stars. In other words, the original game was 24 karat gold, but some of the "improvements" dull the polish.
80
PC Player (Germany)
Obwohl die "Verbesserungen" der Gold-Version nur ein halbes Vergnügen sind, hat dieses Programm meine Sympathien. Das altmodisch-solide Spieldesign kann auch im Sommer 1996 noch zu langen, spannenden Expeditionen anregen. Die meisten Rollenspiel-Neuerscheinungen der letzten Zeit sehen gegenüber Wizardry 7 ziemlich alt aus.
80
PC Games (Germany)
Mir fehlen überzeugende Argumente, die eine Erst- oder Wiederanschaffung von Wizardry Gold rechtfertigen. Für Neueinsteiger scheint das Spiel trotz aller Hilfen ein wenig zu komplex und Veteranen lassen sich normalerweise nicht mit multimedialem Glitter ködern. Einige Änderungen in der Story, vielleicht ein paar neue Sub-Quests oder Charaktergruppen hätten Wunder wirken können.
79
Coming Soon Magazine
Wizardry Gold is an enhanced release of "Crusaders of the Dark Savant", the seventh episode of the Wizardry series published by Sir-Tech Software. This is a classical role playing game with management of a team of six adventurers, spell casting, lock-picking, fighting, evolution of the adventurers with experience points, and so on.
60
High Score
För folk som har tålamod och inte dömer ett spel efter hur det ser ut så är det här riktigt bra, trots sitt gammalmodiga utseende.
50
GameSpot
Because of its clumsy engine, Wizardry Gold loses some of the charm that made its predecessor such a success—and proves the old proverb “all that glitters is not gold.” If you are looking for an excellent CRPG, try picking up the original Wizardry VII. It can be purchased at most stores for less than half the price of this remake, and provides much more bang for the buck.