(This is unlike Wizardry 1-7 (except 4), where after level 13 (may be a different level in 6 and 7), every level takes the same amount of XP.) (This is also different from Wizardry 4, where the only way to level up is to find a pentagram on a new floor. Once again, I have to list Wizardry 4 as an exception.). Wizardry 8 uses hand-drawn character portraits. The thing you'll notice first about Wizardry 8 is its appearance. Surprisingly enough, it actually looks quite good. Wizardry 8 is the first game with 3D polygonal graphics that Sirtech has ever developed, but you wouldn't know that by looking at the game.
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Description of Wizardry 8 Windows
Wizardry 8 (aka 巫術8, 巫术8, Wushu 8) is a video game published in 2001 on Windows by Sirtech Canada Ltd. It's a role-playing (rpg) game, set in a fantasy, sci-fi / futuristic and turn-based themes.
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Comments and reviews
I first played this game as a kid. I recall it being bundled with some other games, which my parents got from somewhere or another (not unusual, as they owned a computer shop at the time). I knew nothing about the Wizardry games (and still don't, honestly), but I adored this..even if I wasn't very good at it. Still, I made some pretty decent progress!
Years later, I later ended up getting it on Steam, and it's still got a solid place in my heart and recommendations as one of my favorite games. The amount of choice you have--in character design, abilities, where to go next, storyline, and more--is one of my favorite parts, and even now--after endless (but pleasant) lost meandering as a kid, and somewhat more competent exploration as an adult--I don't feel like I've fully explored the world the game offers at all.
One particularly fun facet I enjoy is the mix of technology with the otherwise somewhat typical swords-and-sorcery setting. Spaceships abound next to an array of medieval weaponry (which, by the way, thanks Wizardry 8 for giving 10-year-old me a vast, varied knowledge of the basics of that; how many kids know what a flamberge, fauchard, main gauche, or halberd is?), but somehow it never feels anachronistic. You are a bit limited on how you can utilize it, since only a few species/classes can use advanced weaponry and the like, but it's still an interesting twist on the otherwise forgettable sea of medieval fantasy.
Overall, if you're looking for a good RPG, Wizardry 8 is a solid choice.
This is an absolutely fantastic RPG, with multitude of classes, spells, items big world and some paths to victory. Stellar character creation and combat. A must play! It's hard, sometimes very much so, but for a true RPG fan nothing is impossible.
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