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Even Dragons Dance - For those who grew up playing computer role-playing games...
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For those who grew up playing computer role-playing games...

This site is made of awesome:

The CRPG addict.

The blogger is playing his way through every CRPG ever made.  Wizardry, Phantasie, Ultima, Bard's Tale, Might & Magic... all the way up to the present day.  He plays them, comments on them, beats them, and then ranks them on a spreadsheet.

Right now he's on Pool of Radiance, one of my old favorites.

He also throws in some interesting thought pieces from time to time on the genre:
CRPG Tropes
What were they thinking?
Ultima IV and virtue

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shsilver From: shsilver Date: June 5th, 2011 06:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. The problem with reading things like that is it makes me want to play Pools of Radiance or Wizardry (or other computer games I no longer have or can't run on my current computers).
ckastens From: ckastens Date: June 5th, 2011 07:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
The games are pretty easy to find. The problem is time. :)

For exemple, EA just started giving away Ultima IV:
Looks like they're getting ready for something new.

The blog made me pick up that one and Wizard's Crown, but I got tired of both after about ten hours of play. The gameplay just isn't strong enough to hold up the test of time. But I do still want to check out some more...
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