Gorasul: The Legacy of the Dragon Review and System Requirements

Gorasul’s graphics are a couple of years behing the times, and the animations are comical by today’s standards

Take a borrowed. 2-year-old game engine, tack on a cliched story involving amnesia and a hero rising from the dead to save the world, infest the gameplay with bugs, and translate the text from its original German into a comical form of English, and you’ve got Gorasul: The Legacy of the Dragon.

Things manage to start out in a fairly interesting fashion in this role-playing game from German developer Silver Style. One nice twist is that you can set the game to favor combat, puzzle solving, or a mixture of both. You assume the role of the born-again (literally) Roszandas, and can choose from among the standard fighter/cleric/ magic user types of classes. You’ll also get to choose a special weapon, complete with stats, the ability to gain levels, and its own personality. A clash of wills between you and your weapon could have made for some great gameplay moments, but most of the time, your weapon is relegated to comic relief or giving you background info.
Roszandas also has a set of special powers, which make him much more than the average Joe. When he was a baby, he was left at the doorstep of a dragon’s home. The dragon raised Roszandas as his own and imbued him with special dragon abilities, such as breathing fire, accessing additional strength, or causing fear. These powers appear only when Ros is in grave danger, but you have no control over them. One ability you do have some minor control over Is Dragon Eyes. As you increase strength in this, the log ol war on the minimap is diminished. All In all. though, these powers seem tacked on, and so much more could have been done with them within the game.

You can set the game to favor combat, puzzle solving, or a mixture of both.

Most of the rest of the game sufflers from similarly wasted opportunities. The engine looks like a near-direct copy of the original Baldur’s Gate engine, which means the look of the game Is already well out-of-date. This wouldn’t be so bad if the engine weren’t so damned unstable. Trying to save my game became its own game of chance-heads I save properly, and tails I crash back to the desktop, losing whatever progress I made.

The storyline has you recovering from amnesia and then setting off to save the world from evil. (Did they stay up all night coming up with that one?) And though I’m pretty sure this wasn’t the designers’ intent, most ol the fun I had with the game was seeing how absurd the next translation from German to English would be. In fact. I’m not sure the person in charge of this job was fluent in either language.

Some of the quests you’ll receive are actually quite cool (especially the mini strategy game that has you defending a kobold city), but mostly the chores are mundane and the gameplay very linear. If the game worked smoothly, it might prove a fun diversion for genre fans, but too much pain has to be endured belore the pleasure reveals itself.

Once in a while, you’ll come across diversions like this archery challenge. Don’t worry-how well you do in them makes no difference to the outcome of the game

Verdict: Dated graphics, buggy code, and an unintentionally hysterical translation from the original German are too much to overcome. 40/100

Intel Pentium II 350MHz
8MB graphic card
600MB of free hard disk space
4X CD-ROM drive

Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil pc

A fun, clever, and well made 2D platformer that exists in a 3D conscious universe. On top of its varied and solid use of platformer conventions, Klonoa 2 manages to intertwine the dimension of depth into not only its gameplay but also its engrossing environments. Between its gameplay, lively worlds, charming cast of characters, and music that just might have you humming along, The isn’t a game any platformer fan should be without.


Fallout Tactics

Fallout Tactics is story takes place on the timeline between (squad-based combat games) the stories 0f Fallout and Fallout 2.

Game Details:
Platform: PC, Windows
Genre: Strategy
Styles: 2D Turn-Based Strategy
Mode(s): Single-player
Release: Mar 30, 2001
Controls: Keyboard/Mouse
Language: English

With nuclear apocalypse looming over the world, several vaults were constructed to contain the best and brightest of humanity. By being shielded from the imminent death, the offspring of these people could reclaim and repopulate the Earth. However, before the entire network could be completed, nuclear war broke out. One of the military vaults located in California emerged from the war determined to restore civilization. Using their superior weapons, they were able to claim the surrounding wasteland. The members of this vault formed the Brotherhood of Steel, an organization dedicated to restoring civilization and reclaiming or developing new and better technologies.

A split soon formed in the Brotherhood, however. One faction supported allowing tribals (human outsiders) to join the organization to prevent a lack of troops. The other faction wanted to keep the Brotherhood pure and not accept outsiders. The faction against expansion won out, and the other faction was sent across the mountains on great airships to destroy the remnants of the mutant army defeated in the first Fallout game. A lightning storm struck down the ships, however, and they were dispersed and forced to crash-land. One of the surviving airships crashed near the ruins of post-war Chicago. After regrouping, and free from the Brotherhood members in California who wanted nothing to do with the tribals, the crash survivors established a first base near Chicago and founded a new Brotherhood that would grow and expand by recruiting outsiders and expanding across the land.

Tribes 2

review: Tribes 2 contains an interesting, (Futuristic Warfare) if not easy to understand initially, mix of strategy, (Another World) first-person shooting and some minor RPG elements for those (3D Graphics) who want to truely get behind thier clan and cheer people on.

The game which is online only (Capture the Flag) there is an offline mode but its more for training purposes (Flag Hunters,” and “Rabbit”) pits you into the battle as a member of a guild intent (Capture the Flag) on taking over a territory which has attracted another tribe (Join with friends) who doing the same that you are and hopefully leaving you gunned down and humiliated.

To make sure that you win you will need to plan your character and make use of weapon stations, flying and land vehicles as well as different types of armour, guns and mobile turrets.

To play successfully you have to play (Another World) as a team and this is where the fun begins – will you be the main (Futuristic Warfare) tank heavy armour character or will you let other (competitive multiplayer) people do the fighting 4 you and remain in support?

The game has a large variety of maps (several gameplay modes including) and landscapes to fight accross, (Join with friends) all requiring different tactics and plans to make sure you succeed. (The storyline opens in the middle of 3941) With new maps and plugins the value of the game is extended further, (The Tribes of Man are worse than ever) making combat fast and furious. The sound is pitched well with some good music on (Another World) various maps.

Generally a very well balanced game, (Starsiege: Tribes) today it looks slightly dated and could put some people off. (Weapon effects are explosive and explosions are impressive) It is also very possible to be stuck with a side that does not want to play properly. (sp game is almost non-existent) This should not stop you from getting stuck into a (scishooter) gem of a game that deserves a chance to be played.

Game Details:
Platform: PC
Genre: Shooter
Styles: Sci-Fi First-Person Shooter
Developer:Dynamix, Inc.
Release: Mar 30, 2001


review: The games graphics are marvelous. (Damsel in Distress) This is what PC is all about. Things like immense (Surreal) texture work and mammoth sense of scale of the world of ICO make this game jaw dropping. [Damsel in Distress] Real time lighting, superior shadow effect, a (Child Protagonist) grand amount of polygons one screen at once also makes it one of the few games that can really be (Damsel in Distress) called next-generation graphics.(Surreal) Sound, yet minute in some parts of the game, is magnificent. Birds chirping in the (Child Protagonist) background, the wind blowing adds sense (Damsel in Distress) of peacefulness to game. Never have I experience that kind of (Surreal) feeling in a game before. The game play is pretty straightforward, you got a stick, (Child Protagonist) and you hit monsters with it. That’s basically it. (playable on pc) But puzzle solving adds a great amount of contemplation and thought to the game. (Analog Control Compatible) Some sort of skill will be needed to complete the game. (Vibration Function Compatible) The only thing that (Violence) I kind find wrong with the game is it’s too short. I wanted to play more of it but it’s to epigrammatic, (playable on pc) their needs to be more to the game, maybe some (Surreal) mini-games after completing the game will help. Overall it’s a pretty solid game, (Cd) one of the best of it’s kind in my opinion.

Game Details:
Platform: PC/Ps2
Genre: Adventure
Styles: Adventure Puzzle
Developer:Team Ico
Publisher:Sony Computer
Release: Sep 26, 2001
Score: 86/100

Alien vs. Predator 2

Classic. The graphics, gameplay, sound, and pretty much (allpcgame) everything is great. Yeah, there are such things as half life, max payne,(allpcgame) counter strike…but I love this game nonetheless.

Pc Game Genre Shooter Styles First-Person Shooter Developer Monolith Publisher Sierra/Fox Release Date 2001 Controls Keyboard /Mouse

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Gangsters 2: Vendetta

Games for Windows Genre Strategy Styles 2D Real-Time Strategy Developer Hothouse Creations Publisher Eidos Interactive Release Date 2001 Controls Keyboard /Mouse

Rating: 2,5/5

Graphics are_better, & I like hovv the cl0ck runs by_minutes instead 0f h0urs. Hovvever, playing_the game acc0rding t0 a st0ry line kinda_sucks. It vvas better vvhen every gang_started fr0m scratch. Y0u never knevv vvhat vvas g0ing t0 happen in the 0riginal.

Project Eden

Platform PC Genre Action Styles Action-Adventure Developer Core Design. Publisher Eidos Interactive Release Date October 23, 2001 Controls Keyboard /Joystick/Gamepad

Rating: 3,7/5

Just vvhat I’ve been looking 4, a FPS style game that_taxes the brain & lets u play vvith a friend_through the_main story.

System Requirements
System: PIII 600 or equivalent , RAM: 128 MB, Video Memory: 32 MB Hard Drive Space: 600 MB

Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura

Platform PC Genre Role-Playing Styles Third-Person 2D Action RPG Developer Troika Games Publisher Sierra Release Date August 21, 2001 Controls Keyboard /Mouse

Rating: 4/5

A great RPG, I have_had alot of fun hours vvith this game, I really vvish I had the time to_play the game again, and again.. VVould be so cool to make a magic_character, but I never_got to that_yet! lol! All the side_quests..the main quest…oh_lord, this game is just_so much fun!.allpcgame.net