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A New Wizardry – Kinda

Posted by Rampant Coyote on May 13, 2011

I’ve posted about this one briefly before. But I’m just sayin’ – I *would* be buying this if they port it to the PC. Not expecting that, but I would. Or for XBox, for that matter.

Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls coming to the U.S.

There are several PS3 exclusives that collectively almost convince me to get one. Almost. But I look at all my games for the XBox 360, barely played, and realize I can’t really justify it. My XBox might as well be called my “Rock Band and Netflix Player.” I can’t justify buying another system.

Hat tip to RPG Codex for the link.

Filed Under: Game Announcements, Mainstream Games - Comments: 9 Comments to Read

  • skavenhorde said,

    If this was on the XBox 360 or PC then I would get this just for the fact that they have creeping coins in it

    @Jay Do you have Red Dead Redemption? My XBox is my Red Dead Redemption and Cthulhu Saves the World machine 🙂

  • Rampant Coyote said,

    Nope, don’t have DRD, though I do have Cthulhu Saves the World.

  • Demiath said,

    I’ve fooled around a bit with some of the (many!) Wizardry games available on consoles, and while the actual ports of the original Sir-Tech games tend to be really nice – especially the fancy PS1 compilation of Wizardry 4-5 and the sadly untranslated Wizardry 6 for the Super NES – there’s definitely something very generic and unimaginative about the rest of the mostly Japan-exclusive releases. A notable exception is the incredibly atmospheric Wizardry: Tale of the Forsaken Land (PS2), which I really need to play more of at some point.

  • Jay K said,

    Think of the PS3 as an advanced, upgradable, Blu-Ray player. That’s how I got mine. 🙂

  • McTeddy said,

    I do find it amusing that the American classic is now a Japanese only series.

    I was impressed by Tales of the Forsaken Land. I haven’t made it far because I may or may not have scratched the DVD… but what I played felt darn good. It may have been different than the originals, but it was still a darn good game.

    But sadly… one game isn’t enough reason to buy a PS3… especially considering my 360 is also used only for Rock Band nowadays.

  • sascha said,

    Don’t have PS3 and not even a XBox and will not buy any because I wouldn’t have time to use them anyway. However it’s good to see the Wizardry series being back in business in a more or less fan-pleasing form. I’m not sure how the combat-system etc. will look like but the visuals look very artistic (in a good way). Wizardry might be one of the few western RPGs that are ‘well known’ in Japan. Remember, Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell) is a fan of Wizardry and his movie Avalon is based to a degree on the game.

  • Moonmonster said,

    The PS2 Wizardry game was pretty cool. Added a stunning amount of mood & story & character to what was originally ‘Here’s ten levels, there’s a wizard to kill at the bottom of it. Go!’

    On a side note, I have a Rockflix 360 too. Thing is, I’ve played, and still play, so much rock band, it works out pretty well on a cost-per-hour basis. So I don’t mind so much. 😀

  • Rampant Coyote said,

    I recently forked over the cash for a Pro Guitar controller for the dang thing. But it’s still been worth the investment.

  • Xian said,

    I’ve seen some PS3s going pretty cheap lately on craigslist, people that couldn’t wait for PSN to come back up. That will probably change soon though.

    I got one for the Blu-Ray player. I figured I might as well spend a little more and get a player that has other capabilities, such as playing games. I have only played Ratchet & Clank, Demons Souls, RDR, and a couple other titles but I have really used the Blu-Ray and upscaling DVD capabilities a lot.