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  • Summary: An epic fantasy RPG that picks up where "Wizardry 7" left off. The Dark Savant had taken flight with a device called the Astral Dominae, an incredibly powerful artifact containing the secret of life itself. Following him are two powerful races, the T'Rang and the Umpani, as well as your ownAn epic fantasy RPG that picks up where "Wizardry 7" left off. The Dark Savant had taken flight with a device called the Astral Dominae, an incredibly powerful artifact containing the secret of life itself. Following him are two powerful races, the T'Rang and the Umpani, as well as your own brave party of adventurers. Everyone is headed to Dominus, a world on the cusp of the Cosmic Circle, birthplace of the Astral Dominae and home of the Cosmic Lords. Many paths will converge on Dominus, and many long-hidden secrets will be revealed. [Sirtech] Expand
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  • Developer: Sir-Tech Software Inc.
  • Genre(s): Role-Playing, First-Person, First-Person, General, Western-Style
  • # of players: 1 Player
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. 100
    If you are a fan of classic roleplaying games then Wizardry 8 is a must. If you haven't played one then try it out. It's just too good to miss.
  2. Spans over 80 hours of active gameplay, not to mention all possible variations of certain quests...definitely one of the best RPGs this year.
  3. One of the most enjoyable parts of the game lies in crafting and later developing your party.
  4. 88
    It has everything you could possibly ask for in a roleplaying game and then some.
  5. It might prove to be a bit frustrating for the casual RPG player, but those who enjoy the genre will be pleased by the intriguing world and huge amount of gameplay provided by Wizardry 8.
  6. The game in many ways is an anachronism, with gameplay little changed from earlier versions of Wizardry, and marred by some truly awful 2D/3D renderings.
  7. 60
    It's a shame, because this game, while merely good, does hint at the possibility of a truly great RPG, given another development cycle or two.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. May 29, 2012
    10
    The swan song of the old-school RPG. Where its peers like Might and Magic and Ultima went out with a whimper, the Wizardry series did it withThe swan song of the old-school RPG. Where its peers like Might and Magic and Ultima went out with a whimper, the Wizardry series did it with a triumphant bang. There's a decent story which wraps up the trilogy neatly, but the game's focus is on its rich tactical combat system and deep character customization. The interface is finely polished, the multitude of character races and classes nearly perfectly balanced, and the voice acting by turns quirky, uproarious, and endearing. An absolute classic. Expand
  2. Nov 1, 2016
    10
    While it's true that the graphics are sub-optimal, everything else is amazing and makes it a 10. What other game has so many great uniqueWhile it's true that the graphics are sub-optimal, everything else is amazing and makes it a 10. What other game has so many great unique classes (ninja, samurai, bishop, gadgeteer, etc)?

    This is one of the best party creation RPG's ever made, if that's what you're looking for.
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  3. Suicide
    Apr 12, 2002
    10
    Not only worth the wait, but I am hoping that this is not the last hurrah for the series! A true masterpiece for even the Werdna fans!
  4. AJH
    Sep 23, 2009
    10
    Sirtech ended with a bang, and a big one. The Wizardry series relates to 80s and 90s games fans through first person view and a small amount Sirtech ended with a bang, and a big one. The Wizardry series relates to 80s and 90s games fans through first person view and a small amount of 8-bit graphics and has a secret dungeon that that uses all 8-bit graphics and turn-by-turn movement. I give this a 10/10 for a remarkable story line and exelent gameplay. Expand
  5. Sep 17, 2013
    9
    If you're a classic CRPG gamer, and you like turn based combat and have tolerance to "dated graphics"..then go out and buy this now! (SteamIf you're a classic CRPG gamer, and you like turn based combat and have tolerance to "dated graphics"..then go out and buy this now! (Steam has it for $9.99) I am a late comer to this title but I picked it up and loaded it and haven't looked back. A great adventure in high fantasy along with GREAT turn based combat system.

    The characters are complex and spending your bonus points correctly requires some research and reading, but the gameplay is just so rewarding. If you like classic RPG gaming then this is a no brainer!
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  6. Jun 21, 2014
    9
    Truly amazing and well-polished old school RPG. While Might and Magic went the way of FPS-styled RPG, Wizardry stayed true to the format andTruly amazing and well-polished old school RPG. While Might and Magic went the way of FPS-styled RPG, Wizardry stayed true to the format and delivered a game that is well-designed and engaging. Expand
  7. AdamG.
    Jan 1, 2006
    1
    This game was far too linear. Combat was so bad it was nearly broken, hordes and hordes of unavoidable monsters in long drawn out turn based This game was far too linear. Combat was so bad it was nearly broken, hordes and hordes of unavoidable monsters in long drawn out turn based combats, some of which took up to half an hour, seriously!. I also don't like sci fi in my rpgs. Expand

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