Throne of Darkness - PC

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Viewed: 2.5D Isometric, Scrolling Genre:
Adventure: Point and Click
Media: CD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Click Soft. Co.: Sierra On-Line
Publishers: Empire Interactive (GB)
Sierra On-Line (GB)
Released: 28 Sept 2001 (GB)
21 Nov 2003 (GB)
Ratings: 11+
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When software houses blend the RTS (real-time strategy) and RPG (role-playing game) genres together, the result is often a highly playable and challenging game. Usually, these games are developed for PC, and Throne of Darkness from Sierra is no exception.

The story of Throne of Darkness is set, like many games of its kind, in Japan. Following the murder of a close comrade, Daimyo, you and your seven samurai must go in search of the murderous evil and get your revenge. And yes, it’s as hard is it sounds.

Despite the setting of the game, Throne of Darkness’ gameplay has been developed as a more action-orientated game. But the typical role-playing elements are there: character classes, abilities, attributes, and so on. Naturally, magic plays a huge part in the game, and there are over 80 spells to be cast, some of which are tremendously devastating. But be careful, magic comes in limited supply, so use it wisely and only when necessary.

Graphically, the game is breathtaking. Magic spells look fantastic, while environments are highly detailed and the character animation is stunning.

Your journey will see you encounter at least 30 different varieties of hostile creatures across the game’s vast and varied environments. Make no mistake, this game is no pushover. It offers a challenge to players of any skill level and it has plenty of longevity. You have been warned. Enjoy.