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December 16th, 2013, 22:30
Matt Barton takes a look back at Wizardry 8 in his latest Matt Chat video.



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

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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.
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December 16th, 2013, 23:10
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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.
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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.
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December 16th, 2013, 23:59
I spent hundreds of hours playing Wiz 8 and Wiz 8 mods. Will we get Wiz 9 one day?
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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.
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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.
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December 17th, 2013, 02:33
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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
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December 17th, 2013, 03:50
W8 is a great game.
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December 17th, 2013, 04:24
Someone on the Steam forum had hacked together some sort of functional widescreen. http://steamcommunity.com/app/245450…5882672993132/
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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.
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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.
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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.
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December 17th, 2013, 16:42
I love Wiz 8, and was thrilled when GoG did the 'Wine Wrapper' port for the Mac!

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December 17th, 2013, 19:55
One of the greatest RPGs of all time (and the last of its kind?).

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