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Couchpotato December 16th, 2013 22:30

Wizardry 8 - Retrospective @ Matt Chat
 
Matt Barton takes a look back at Wizardry 8 in his latest Matt Chat video.



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This episode is a retrospective of Wizardry 8 by Brenda Brathwaite.

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Hyperion December 16th, 2013 22:30

I've been considering this game for a while. Would be nice to see a HD texture mod or widescreen mod. I don't really own anything in this genre except for Legend of Grimrock, which I didn't find that appealing. I think I might have played 6 hrs. or so, and that was it. I've also been considering Might and Magic X. I've never played any of the M&M series, but X looks promising. I think that the others are just too dated graphics wise at this point.

JDR13 December 16th, 2013 23:10

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Originally Posted by Hyperion (Post 1061230944)
I've been considering this game for a while. Would be nice to see a HD texture mod or widescreen mod. I don't really own anything in this genre except for Legend of Grimrock, which I didn't find that appealing.

Wiz 8 isn't really in the same genre as Grimrock. They're both party-based crpgs that use a first-person view, but that's where the similarities end. Grimrock is just a dungeon crawl, albeit a very good one imo.

Wiz 8 is a much longer game with more depth and covers a greater variety of environments. The combat is turn-based and makes use of tactical positioning of your party members. It can be a bit grindy to some people due to the high volume of combat, but I still consider it a classic.

Vindicator December 16th, 2013 23:47

Wizardry 8 is one of the best RPGs of all time… and it holds up surprisingly well for a 12 year old game; While the textures could use an upgrade, at least you can bump up the resolution and turn on antialiasing, which really helps.

Lev December 16th, 2013 23:59

I spent hundreds of hours playing Wiz 8 and Wiz 8 mods. Will we get Wiz 9 one day?

Roq December 17th, 2013 00:58

No we won't get wiz 9, at least not from the guys who made wiz 8. Wiz 8 was the swansong of old schoolz first person party RPGs. Maybe we'll get Grimoire, buts that's more influenced by Wiz 6/7.

Zloth December 17th, 2013 01:01

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Originally Posted by Lev (Post 1061230965)
I spent hundreds of hours playing Wiz 8 and Wiz 8 mods. Will we get Wiz 9 one day?

There is a Wiz 9. And 10, and 11, and many more. But I should warn you, you won't like what you see if you go searching.

benetar December 17th, 2013 02:33

Wiz 8 Mods?
 
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Originally Posted by Lev (Post 1061230965)
I spent hundreds of hours playing Wiz 8 and Wiz 8 mods. Will we get Wiz 9 one day?

Do you have a Wiz 8 mod that is your fav? I love this game never played a mod

NFLed December 17th, 2013 03:50

W8 is a great game.

epithumia December 17th, 2013 04:24

Someone on the Steam forum had hacked together some sort of functional widescreen. http://steamcommunity.com/app/245450…5882672993132/

Lev December 17th, 2013 09:32

You can find Wiz 8 mods here http://www.zimlab.com/wizardry/
There's also a link to the useful Wiz 8 forum.

Roq December 17th, 2013 11:59

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Originally Posted by Zloth (Post 1061230975)
There is a Wiz 9. And 10, and 11, and many more. But I should warn you, you won't like what you see if you go searching.

Think I have Wizardry: Labyrinth Of Lost Souls for IOS kicking around somewhere. Don't have a great urge to play it though, maybe if I get stuck on some long weekend somewhere with only an Ipad for company.

Mr Smiley December 17th, 2013 16:19

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Originally Posted by Hyperion (Post 1061230944)
I've never played any of the M&M series, but X looks promising. I think that the others are just too dated graphics wise at this point.

Might & Magic VI and VII are really good. (VIII less so and IX is horrible) I would recommend VII in particular. Sure, the graphics are primitive, but also rather charming.

txa1265 December 17th, 2013 16:42

I love Wiz 8, and was thrilled when GoG did the 'Wine Wrapper' port for the Mac!

Relayer December 17th, 2013 19:55

One of the greatest RPGs of all time (and the last of its kind?).


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