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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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  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
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  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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  1. Positive: 19 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
  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. May 12, 2022
    10
    I played this game thru some time ago. Destroying Dark Savant was not pleasurable because he kinda died too fast. But this is like the onlyI played this game thru some time ago. Destroying Dark Savant was not pleasurable because he kinda died too fast. But this is like the only downside. The game was a masterpiece in every possible way. Music was great, atmosphere was great, combat was engaging (TURN BASED!), story was fun too. Expand
  3. D.M.
    Mar 14, 2002
    10
    It's fantastic!
  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, 2021
    9
    I played it long years ago, and I played it many years after its initial release, but I remember it as a good title. I never played theI played it long years ago, and I played it many years after its initial release, but I remember it as a good title. I never played the previous episodes of this game though.
    There are not so many games I played through more than 1 time and this is one of those few.

    Considering its age, its game mechanics are still great and the graphics are alright (3D).

    The whole game is turn-based, but between fights, it's unlocked as far as I can remember.
    The problem occurs when you don't want to engage someone and the opponents presence locks the game to the strict turn-based state and it can be annoying.

    Cleverly placed save-games help a lot...
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  6. Feb 24, 2014
    9
    I was eagerly awaiting this game. I still consider its precedessor (Wizardry 7) to be one of the best RPGs ever made if not the best. WizardryI was eagerly awaiting this game. I still consider its precedessor (Wizardry 7) to be one of the best RPGs ever made if not the best. Wizardry 8 brought me countless hours of immersive and fun game-play. I did fell for the turn-based RPGs of this style because of how much it resembled pen&paper gameplay and because of the strategy element. I played it recently and it was still good. The story was nice, the atmosphere was still there. It also had a very good difficulty curve. The game had few problems resulting from the combat design, but there haven't been very much significant. I still think this game is one of the best in the genre. 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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