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Master of Magic

Among the many games that I played growing up, I still play some of those games to this day. Master of Magic, originally released in 1994, is a timeless classic.

Master of Magic title screen

You take the role of a wizard, seeking to become the master of all magic. You start out as the ruler of a small village and must expand for your power to grow. You are not alone as other rival wizards are on the same …

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Categories: Turn Based, Strategy, Fantasy


Might and Magic VI

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.

Might and Magic 6 title during intro video

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 …

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Categories: Role Playing Games, Might and Magic, Science Fiction, Fantasy


Heroes of Might and Magic II

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.

Heroes of Might and Magic 2 title screen

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 …

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Categories: Might and Magic, Turn Based, Strategy, Fantasy


Heroes of Might and Magic

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.

Heroes of Might and Magic title screen

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 …

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Categories: Might and Magic, Turn Based, Strategy, Fantasy


Might and Magic - World of Xeen

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.

World of Xeen title screen

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 …

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Categories: Role Playing Games, Might and Magic, Turn Based, Science Fiction, Fantasy


Might and Magic III

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.

Might and Magic 3 title screen

This game features greatly improved graphics, an expanded interface. Instead of character names you now have portraits …

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Categories: Role Playing Games, Might and Magic, Turn Based, Science Fiction, Fantasy


Might and Magic II

In 1988, New World Computing released Might and Magic II: Gates to Another World. This is the second game in the Might and Magic series, and quite an improvement over the first. There is also a greater focus on game story. The manual for the game has a four page backstory, which give you a proper introduction to the world.

Might and Magic 2 title screen

Playing through this game, it is very quickly obvious that there are not too many …

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Categories: Role Playing Games, Might and Magic, Turn Based, Science Fiction, Fantasy


Might and Magic

Let's take a step back into simpler times. When nobody knew about fancy graphics, and games were really difficult to complete. Games did not distinguish between main and side quests, you really had to explore everything if you wanted to truly progress. Starting a new game meant that you had to expect death from every three out of four encounters. On second thought, it does not really seem like simpler times? Looking back, it seems …

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Categories: Role Playing Games, Might and Magic, Turn Based, Science Fiction, Fantasy


Shroud of the Avatar Collectors Box

Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games, or MMORPG's, is something I generally don't spend time on. Interacting with other humans is something I tend to find annoying at best. When I sit down to play a game I want to be able to immerse myself into the story and world. If some character comes running up to my character, shouting leet-speak, my immersion is generally ruined. This does not mean that I dispose all kinds …

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Categories: Role Playing Games, Fantasy


Stronghold Legends

Big medieval town

Firefly Studios released their first game in 2001. The game was received favorably by both critics and players, and was a commercial success. A lot of people still hold this game in high regard, and it launched a franchise. We are talking about Stronghold. A game where you have to manage the economic aspects of running a medieval castle, while also fending off attacks by building defensive walls and towers. This ended up evolving into …

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Categories: Strategy, Real Time Strategy, Fantasy


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