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Might & Magic X - Maito & Majikku

by Couchpotato, 2013-10-27 03:55:18

Now don't be confused by the news-bits name as it's the Japanese name for Might & Magic. It's the next topic on the games open develpment blog this week.

I don’t consider myself a “real” Might & Magic collector. For instance, there are many games of the series I didn’t buy right at release and instead waited for the cheaper reissues because I was at the time a penniless student. And I don’t feel the need to seek the old releases of games I already own just to have the original box and floppies on my shelf (which hasn’t much empty space left anyway.)

But once in a while, I come across a mysterious item that piques my interest enough to acquire it, like the Might & Magic novels by Geary Gravel (both of them are great reads, by the way, especially if you like the Jack Vance-ish atmosphere of the Xeen games. But I digress.)

I’ve also become fascinated by the Japanese ports of Might & Magic games, despite the fact I don’t speak or read Japanese.

Japanese players love first-person RPGs and dungeon crawlers. For a long time, while the genre had gone dormant in western countries, Japanese game developers were still producing new Wizardry games, or hardcore gems like the Etrian Odyssey series. It’s therefore not surprising that several unique adaptations of Might & Magic were released in the archipelago. There even used to be a Japanese website called Mighty Magician that hosted some of the most complete walkthroughs of Might & Magic III to V. Sadly it seems to have disappeared.

Information about

Might & Magic X

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released