Tuesday, 7 June 2011

What is all this about?

Basically this a blog chronicling my journey playing again (or more often playing for the first time) some of the very first and classic CRPGs (Computer Role Playing Games). The aim is to beat the game without using 'save games', 'cheats', or 'walkthroughs'. I am going to tackle games of the 80s and 90s, such as Might and Magic series, SSI's Gold Box games, perhaps Eye of the Beholder series, Bard's Tale and so on. 

I have often caught myself googling old CRPG games, checking the wikipedia entries and regreting never having finished them or even played them. Then I found CRPGaddict's blog. I thought, hey! I should imitate this guy. Only in a less hardcore scale. I could just pick up those classic series that I missed and tackle them now. No need to try to finish ALL CRPGs like CRPGaddict is doing. I have played plenty of CRPGs on my old Amstrad CPC and Amiga 500 (which I discovered through Pixel, the most famous greek Gaming Magazine of the 80s and 90s). But I was very younger back then, and I lacked the decipline to progress much. Besides, there are more games that I couldn't get my hands on. Living in Greece imposed some limitation on which games I could find. Wizardry, Phantasie and Might and Magic (the very first ones) were a rarity even back then. 

I am also going to try to get some 'guest' posts from my childhood friends. We played those games together when we were younger. I might be able to trick them to help me in my quest to finally beat those now, after all these years. Right now, I am in discussions with Loukas, on which game should I start first. Might and Magic series, or Pool of Radiance series. He is interested in playing one of those as well.

And lastly, a warning. I am Greek. That means that most of the times my phrases are going to sound funny. I apologize in advance. And another warning, I have a rather short attention span. I am not sure I will even be able to finish the first game I tackle. I have tried different tasks in the past such as playing all Sierra Adventures, or reading all of William Gibson's books, but I failed miserably. I hope this won't be a self-fulfilling prophecy.


Antonakis said...

You are baking me (με ψήνεις).... but I can and will resist!

PlutoNick said...

Join the dark side!

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