Friday, November 18, 2011

Let's Play Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon

A Blind Let's Play
Platform: Amiga
Released: 1992
Genre: RPG
Setting: Fantasy/Dungeon Crawler
Developer: Westwood Studios
Publisher: Strategic Simulations Inc. (SSI)
Version: 1.05 AGA, WHDLoad Version: 0.1

First Video in the Series:

Khelben the somber archmage bids us to investigate the Church of Darkmoon. There have been disappearances and other strange goings-on in the vicinity. We soon find that the priests and priestesses are indeed behind the disappearances. I mean, come on, it's named "Darkmoon," for crying out loud! As expected, there is some dungeon-crawling, but the majority of the game consists of tower-crawling. Not that there's much difference, but this game is crazy fun anyway. 

Just like with EotB1, someone named CFou! refurbished the original Amiga game with the 256-color graphics from the IBM version. Here is the game in all it's AGA glory. And don't forget the automap.

[Total Game Time - 21:57:41]

Selected Comments From YouTube:

Cool, you'll be doing this EOB as well. The general consensus is that #2 is the best of the series. I can't wait for your take on it, but first, I've got some serious catching up to do on the second half of your EOB I run... :-)

Your faction with The Cult of the Diaper is taking a beating.. 

it's interesting to see a 2-cleric party go through this game. i resurrected san-raal and played 2 mages i think. this approach is good i think - taghor is much tougher and doesn't die nearly as much =) 

fireball fun for all the family! 8)

i saw the still and thought, that dwarf is on rhoids. lol

tough tower this but great fun to watch. crazy hard monsters still to come - keep those protection spells up! 8)

Amazing amount of work you went through in order to show us this longplay. Thanks for putting in the hours. It was great to relive this nostalgia trip once again. Keep up the good work and keep more of this stuff coming.

that was a really fun LP. very good entertainment! =) it was a heck of a challenge to figure out the keys while fighting the toughest monster in the game. i wonder if alain the ancient had touched amethyst would she have reached lvl 12 before the end? 

Ah, This game brings memories too. Never finished it tho. Watched my big brother play all of them through. And EotB3 was hard nut to crack. Endless mazes and teleportations if i remember right. One good dungeon crawler i might suggest is Bloodwych, we played it co-op a lot when we were young... To think of it, there weren't many other co-op crawlers. It has some nasty teleport, click buttons fast mazes too :) Time to get some snacks and enjoy the show.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Let's Play Dragonsphere

A Blind Let's Play
Platform: PC/DOS
Released: 1994
Genre: Adventure
Setting: Fantasy
Developer: MicroProse
Publisher: MicroProse


First Video in the Series:

This is a truly excellent fantasy adventure game, complete with some good music and not-so-good voice acting. Of course, it seems to follow the old "defeat the evil villain before he destroys the world" storyline, but it soon changes into something quite different. From the persecuted shape-changing Slathan, to the mysterious nomadic Soptus Ecliptus, to the mischievous Faeries of Brynn-Fann, this is an adventure I'll not soon forget.

I really like the theme song for the intro, but that's probably because I like the Phantasm movies so much. It sounds just like the movie's! Observe:

[Total Game Time - 11:44:33]

Selected Comments From YouTube:

Didn't you just love to die from the drink and play this stupid game all over? We were all enthusiastic about it... not! :-)

I swear, There is like some kind of unplacable, Or untouchable.. Unrememberable? Nostalgia of this game.. I swear, I can not put my finger on it..
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This post has been backdated to reflect the date of the original Let's Play.