Lands of Lore

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Category: Games
Sub-Category: RPG
Platform: MS DOS, NEC PC-9801
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Wikipedia: Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos
First release: September 1993

Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos – a role-playing computer game (RPG) released in 1993 by Virgin Interactive.

The player chooses from four previously prepared characters, without having any influence on their stats.
– Ak’shel – a wizard versed in the arcana of magic.
– Michael – a powerful warrior.
– Kieran – a master of evasion and thievery.
– Conrad – combines all the above features, making it the most universal.

As the story begins, the battle which has been ominously brewing between King Richard and Scotia has resulted in the poisoning of the King. Scotia, an agent of the Dark Army, is a vile old hag who has recently acquired the Nether Mask and can now assume the shape of any living creature… or horribly unreal beast.

YOU have been recruited to travel the lands in search of the elixir that will save King Richard, while simultaneously learning as much as possible about the Nether Mask in the hopes of defeating Scotia.

Like traditional Role Playing Games, this rousing epic allows gamers to assume the identity of one of four characters of varying races and sexes. Unlike traditional RPGs, LANDS OF LORE places more emphasis on adventure and less on the complexities of character and party selection. All NPC’s, for example, join the player’s party without the gamer having to manually decide. Also, there are no irrevocable choices made at the beginning of the adventure that lock players into a certain character type.

LANDS OF LORE’s unique experience-driven character development enables players to have greater control over their own destiny. Warriors become warriors by engaging in combat, while magicians become power sorcerers by casting spells. These modifications allow gamers to spend more time exploring the LANDS OF LORE and less time making such mundane descisions as what color pants their characters should wear.

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