Posted by: Daerandin 2019-05-18 22:39:12 0 comments
This website of mine started out as an educational project I was doing in my free time. I just wanted to build a website from the ground up. This meant starting with a Linux computer, configuring it to run as a web server, setting up the server software. Then coding the website and all features myself. This is essentially a control freak's project. And that in itself was an immensely rewarding experience.
It turned into …View full article
Posted by: Daerandin 2019-05-17 17:29:02 0 comments
Warhammer 40,000 is a tabletop miniature wargame, something young me dabbled in for several years. The one thing that kind of stopped me was the fact that you need to paint the miniatures yourself, and I have absolutely no artistic skill at all. I did try to pain some Blood Angels Terminators, and they turned out really terrible. Thankfully, Relic released an RTS adaptation of Warhammer 40,000 in 2004, Dawn of War! For …View full article
Posted by: Daerandin 2019-05-12 21:27:38 0 comments
Since Might and Magic V, it would take five years before New World Computing released another RPG in the Might and Magic series. The wait was worth it. In 1998, we got Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven.
I should warn all readers that this game is my all time favorite game, this article might show that bias. I will still try to be objective, at least some of the time. Also, I …View full article
Posted by: Daerandin 2019-04-30 23:25:09 0 comments
Posted by: Daerandin 2019-04-22 20:47:18 0 comments
The original Heroes of Might and Magic was quite a success and New World Computing wasted no time in releasing a sequel in 1996. Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars.
This game was actually the very first game I ever played in the Might and Magic franchise. I was just 12 years old when I first tried this game, and it left a lasting impression. I played this when visiting an uncle …View full article
Posted by: Daerandin 2019-03-25 21:24:13 0 comments
Since the focus for this website is games, I feel that DRM is a very important topic. For those of you who don't immediately recognize the DRM abbreviation, it basically means "copy protection". Personally I don't like that word, because if makes it sound like it's a positive thing, protecting the game. DRM does not protect games, it is an obstacle to gamers. I will use a very simple example, even though this example is …View full article
Posted by: Daerandin 2019-03-17 10:29:46 0 comments
In 1995, New World Computing released a spin-off title from the Might and Magic series. For this article, we will have a look at the very first Heroes of Might and Magic: A Strategic Quest.
The original Might and Magic games are role playing games with a first-person perspective. Heroes of Might and Magic is a turn-based strategy game. I suppose we have found on common part here, the turn-based aspect. The game story actually …View full article
Posted by: Daerandin 2019-03-10 18:42:41 0 comments
For this article we will be taking a little step outside the usual topics that normally appear on this website. I want to specifically talk about User Interface design. I first started thinking about writing an article on this topic after I was exposed to an overly fancy website. Everyone has seen these kinds of websites. There will usually be these fancy animations or picture sequences that you need to wait through, or sometimes even …View full article
Posted by: Daerandin 2019-03-03 17:51:21 0 comments
For this article we will be talking about two Might and Magic games in one: Might and Magic IV - Clouds of Xeen, and Might and Magic V - Darkside of Xeen, released in 1992 and 1993 respectively.
The reason for handling these two games as one is the fact that they actually do combine into one game if you have both installed. This game takes place on a world that is basically a big flat square …View full article
Posted by: Daerandin 2019-02-13 21:32:32 0 comments
The Might and Magic series changed quite a lot with the third installment. Might and Magic III - Isles of Terra, released in 1991. This is when this series start to feel accessible to me. Perhaps I just feel that way after having played through the first two installments, but this game has an interface that is intuitive.
This game features greatly improved graphics, an expanded interface. Instead of character names you now have portraits of …View full article