Darklands (1992)
Role-playing - RPG
Publisher MicroProse Software, Inc.
Developer MicroProse Software, Inc.

Darklands is an epic Role Playing Game set in medieval Germany. You can begin by either selecting a pre-made party (quickstart) or by creating your own characters. Creating your characters is quite interesting, as you begin when they're 10 and choose a career path for them. The more time you choose at a certain career path, in 5 year periods, the better your character will become, and this is all before the adventure begins.

Whilst in a city or other inhabited area, you're given choices on how to proceed, sort of like a which-way book. This is the way you'll communicate and move about within towns and castles.

Once you've left a city, you're taken to the travel screen, which is a real time map of Germany with a lone figure representing your party. Here you travel around the countryside, getting into adventures and meeting friends and enemies...

Combat (speaking of enemies) is real time, but you can pause the action to give orders, so it's sort of Pseudo-Turn Based.

The game has an epic scope, and can go on for as long as you'd like it to. The main goal is to collect as much fame for you and your party as possible, because the more fame you have the better quests you'll receive, and the better the rewards.
Product Details
Format CD-Rom
No. of Disks 1
Language English
Review Rating 76
Completed No