[citation][nom]refsius[/nom]Japanese RPGs were/are heavily influenced by Wizardry so this isn't a complete surprise. I don't think the gameplay will be too different so if you an stomach the anime style it may be worth a look.[/citation]
I can't. I just can't. I can name a whole epic marathon of things I'd rather do than attempt to stomach anime... frying my own testicles is pretty high on that list...
I played the original a long time ago. Fond memories of using ZILWAN to do 2100+ points of damage to a 4-point undead kobold and TILTOWAIT on whole herds of critters. Then there are those secret cheats like creating a bishop and identifying item #9.
[citation][nom]someguynamedmatt[/nom]I can't. I just can't. I can name a whole epic marathon of things I'd rather do than attempt to stomach anime... frying my own testicles is pretty high on that list...[/citation]
[citation][nom]schwiing[/nom]1981-2011..Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't that 20 years?[/citation]
[citation]The last Wizardry title to appear on the market was the highly-popular Wizardry 8 back in 2001 [/citation]
Consider yourself corrected.
The Wizardry series has been on consoles as far back as the NES. The Japanese have always took to the series way more fanatically then anywhere else, hence all the console ports of the series over the years, plus all the Gaiden (side stories) versions and such.
The SNES had some really good ports and most of the series was released on it, but overall, The FM-Towns had some of the best ports of the games, with CD audio and completely redrawn graphics.
Rant aside, Im still happy the series is alive in some shape or form, and am also glad that we'll finally be getting a state side release.
On a side note, the translation for Wizardry VI on the SNES is getting close to being complete, for those that are interested.
I bought Gothic 1, 2+exp and 3 on steam for $6.
Better game, better gameplay, on steam, 3 full games, $6.
Steam deals are gonna keep putting these crap publishers in their place.
Eventually people will figure out that a $400 console and $50 games is a losing proposition vs. a $900 computer and $5 games (especially with computers being much more useful overall than any console).
I bought Gothic 3 on Steam, but could not DL the manual; I get partial progress then hangs (sometimes, but not always, there's a PDF-related error message), with multiple browsers. I discovered I could not DL other manuals for Steam games (like Civ V, Drakkensang, etc). I put a support ticket in, but have got no response in a week now. If you have the Gothic 3 manual, please send me a PM; I really need it. Thanks.
Ahhh, Wizardy 7... first RPG I ever played and to this date still the greatest. Would love to see the series resurrected but can't say I'm at all interested in the anime style, sorry. My initial giddiness at seeing this news article has now given way to major disappointment.