Throne of Chaos
||(Win95/98) (Retail) (LANDLOREPR)
See also: Lands of Lore II and Land of
Westwood Studios/Virgin Games
Role-Playing: First Person, Real-Time
Teens (Ages 13+) - Animated blood and
B from Just Adventure
The Dark Army encroaches, King Richard falls, and Scotia
beckons you, laughing. In her mad quest for power, Scotia has ravaged the
kingdom. She seeks the throne, yet it eludes her.
Can you stop her?
Do you dare?
Thousands of man-hours in development has resulted in a
richly interactive storyline.
Heart-pumping action and adventure - Battle your way
through 50 of the most horrifying monsters to ever hit the screen. These
vindictive creatures will require your undivided attention.
Enter a Land of Sensory Captivation - Hear the roar of
wounded beasts and the clash of fighting steel. Over 20 megabytes of compressed
art and special effects.
Quick and Easy Combat and Spell Casting -
Experience-driven development puts you in charge. Determine the destiny of your
characters and party members.
Compass and Automapper Included - Adventure through
ancient keeps and misty forests. Unearth hidden ruins and haunted caves.
Cooperate with the helpful, sidestep the treacherous,
and destroy the dangerous in this realm of mystery.
Featuring the voice of Patrick Stewart as King
IBM or 100% compatible 386SX/33MHz or better, Widnows 3.1
or better/MS-DOS 5.0 or higher, 4 MB RAM (3 MB XMS or EMS), VGA/MCGA graphics,
5 MB hard drive space, CD-ROM drive, MSCDES 2.2 or higher, Microsoft compatible
mouse and mouse driver, SoundBlaster, SoundBlaster Pro & compatible sound
cards, AdLib Gold and Gold Standard, Roland MT-32/LAPC-2, General MIDI.
"Lands of Lore is a delightful balance of all those elements
that make a 3-D role- playing adventure game playable - a painstakingly
well-thought-out interface, spectacular graphics and sounds, challenging
puzzles and an interesting plot."
Adventure by Ray Ivey
"I'm a die-hard adventure gamer with a dash of
wanderlust...I've always heard that Lands of Lore: Throne of Chaos was a great
RPG for adventure game fans to try, so a couple of weeks ago I screwed up my
courage, downloaded the patch, and installed the 1993 revised CD version of
this famous game."
"Richard gives you your marching orders, and you're off!
Into the woods of Gladstone to rescue a friend of the King. Very soon into your
quest, King Richard is felled by a mysterious illness, put in a magical stasis
by his court, and then stolen and imprisoned by Scotia (yes, it was an
exceptionally bad day for the poor guy). Your goals during this game are to
come up with a potion to cure the king, rescue him, and destroy Scotia. Right
off the bat you're attacked by wild pigs and marauding bad guys in the
"As I said, this is a gigantic game, one of the longest I've
ever played. If you get sent into a cave, it's not just a cave, it's a
four-level booby-trapped, monster-infested labyrinth, each level about the size
of Rhode Island. If you get sent into the swamp, ditto...I guess I didn't find
it too tedious, because I never stopped playing over a period of about fifteen
"...this game did whet my appetite to learn more about this
ever-popular genre. I recommend it to my adventurous friends."
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