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The CRPG Addict Heathkit DND Retrospective

The CRPG Addict Heathkit DND Retrospective The CRPG Addict has penned a very thorough and interesting retrospective of 1981's Dungeons and Dragons, better known as "Heathkit DND" for being originally created for Heath DOS, the OS of the Heathkit line of computers.I'll freely admit I'm not as well-versed as I'd like when it comes to the history of CRPGs in the late 70s and the 80s, so I'm going to limit myself to quote a passage I found particularly interesting: I also recommend reading the comment thread appended to the article on CRPG Addict's blog, as it delves into alternate possibilities for the genesis of this title and the plagiarism controversies surrounding this spiritual "line" of games.

Final Fantasy Video Retrospective, Part One

Final Fantasy Video Retrospective, Part One Kotaku intends to play through every "mainline" title in the Final Fantasy franchise leading up to Final Fantasy XV for a multi-part retrospective video series, and the first part is now available for consumption.In it, they focus on Square's original title, why there was a possibility that it could have been their last game, how well it has aged and holds up even today, and more.

World Of Warcraft Expansions Revisited: It Burns When I Crusade

World Of Warcraft Expansions Revisited: It Burns When I Crusade 2007's Burning Crusade expansion pack happened between the game’s initial release and the move towards a more streamlined experience.When Burning Crusade came out, stepping through the portal from Azeroth into Outland for the first time was a breathtaking experience.

Deus Ex Series Retrospective Video, Part One

Deus Ex Series Retrospective Video, Part One In anticipation of the release of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided this week, the ex-Gametrailers folks at Easy Allies have put together a video retrospective for the Deus Ex series.In the first part of it, which they have recently released, they focus on the development history of Deus Ex and its less fortunate sequel Deus Ex: Invisible War.

Lionheart: Legacy of the Crusader Retrospective Interview

Lionheart: Legacy of the Crusader Retrospective Interview It's been quite some time since we reported on any news that gave us a perspective into the design of Reflexive Entertainment and Black Isle Studios' Lionheart: Legacy of the Crusader, but that changes today, as we're able to send you over to this new retrospective interview about the alternate history role-playing title on RPG Codex.The lion's share (no pun intended) of the interview is with ex-Reflexive designer Ion Hardie, but a few of the questions feature answers from the one and only Chris Avellone as well, so I have some fairly hefty quoting to do: There is plenty more to read in the interview itself, but I find it fascinating to learn that another Ravenloft CRPG was in development at one time.

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines Retrospective

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines Retrospective Every once in a while, we stumble upon yet another retrospective for Troika's Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines somewhere online, and it once again floods us with undead nostalgia.Such is the case this weekend, as PCPowerPlay recounts the RPG's development history, the challenges that it endured, and their own original impressions in :

The Witcher Video Retrospective

The Witcher Video Retrospective As we approach the 10-year anniversary of The Witcher, the team at GamePressure has wrangled up a nearly eight-minute retrospective video for CD Projekt RED's debut RPG.They point out a number of imperfections, of course, but I can't help but look back on this one very fondly:

Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn Retrospective

Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn Retrospective Gulf News' Game Masters column has a retrospective of everyone's beloved Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn.The game definitely deserves all the attention it continues to get, even considering that its original release happened back in the year 2000.

Neverwinter Nights Retrospective Review

Neverwinter Nights Retrospective Review Even though I had no money at the time and couldn't afford to play more than an hour or two a month, I have a certain soft spot for Stormfront Studios' original Neverwinter Nights as it existed on AOL.And since Chet over at The CRPG Addict always does a thorough job in his retrospective reviews, I don't want to miss out on sending you over to that includes a brief history lesson at the start: