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The Wizardry: Dark Savant Trilogy Hits GOG

| 24 May 2013 17:30
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Three epic entries of the classic role-playing franchise have made their way DRM-free to GOG.

Few franchises in videogames can claim to the same level of accomplishment as the Wizardry games. Beginning in the early 1980s, Wizardry would go on to provide two decades of deep dungeon crawling and role-playing across eight mainline titles. While the franchise hasn't quite had the same prestige in the years since the series ended, there's no lack of fans and gamers eager to give the series another go.

Those fans can rejoice because the last three games in the series, Wizardry 6, 7 and 8 can now be purchased through GOG. Wizardry 6 and 7 are being packaged together and can be bought for $5.99, while Wizardry 8, which moved the franchise from its 2D roots into 3D, will be sold separately for $9.99. While each game is a complete experience on its own, the three together make up the Dark Savant saga, which takes players into a deep adventure filled with quests, loot and dynamic NPCs. Newcomers to the franchise should be sure to clear their schedules though, because anyone of these three titles can take hundreds of hours to fully complete.

In addition to the original games, the Wizardry 6 and 7 pack includes Wizardry Gold, the 1996 remake of Wizardry 7 originally released on Windows 95. Wizardry Gold introduced improved visuals and, more notably, in-game speech. Both the Wizardry 6/7 combo pack and Wizardry 8 come packaged with goodies including original manuals, clue books, maps, and the games' original soundtracks. As per the GOG standard, all three games can be downloaded and played DRM-free. Gamers looking for an epic adventure that challenges while still telling an epic story would have a hard time doing better.

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