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Warriors of the Eternal Sun & Other unloved games
« on: December 22, 2012, 18:11:19 PM »
Put simply, I never understood why this game gets so little love?
Along with such games as Phantasy Star IV and Starflight it is certainly one of my favourite Megadrive games!
The story is simple. During the defence of Duke Barrick's Castle from marauding armies of Goblins and other such miscreants a vast portal opens above the city and tears it into another dimension. The city finds itself in a valley surrounded by insurmountable cliffs and beneath the baleful eye of an eternally shining Sun.
So 4 adventurers are chosen to explore this new world to try and find an answer to their predicament.

Now I agree the story is lacking certainly but the gameplay more than made up for this. With it's mix of combat styles (that being Gold Box turn-based style when in the field and Eye of the Beholder style when in dungeons) and a multitude of lands to explore the game was, in my most humble of opinions, fantastic.

Any other lovers of the game out there?



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fVVrEQN ... uys3GNebCg

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Re: AD&D Warriors of the Eternal Sun
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2012, 20:41:13 PM »
It looks good! I'm a big fan of Starflight also. I used to play some of the D&D games for the C64. When I switched to the Mega Drive/Genesis it was Buck Rodgers. I have the Mega/Sega CD game Eye of the Beholder.

Has it held up well now? Do you play if often?

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Re: AD&D Warriors of the Eternal Sun
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2012, 20:43:47 PM »
I am mid way through the game again now so yeah, it holds well.
Graphically it isn't amazing but the dungeons are well designed, there is masses of hidden things to find and monsters to kill :)

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Re: AD&D Warriors of the Eternal Sun
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2012, 20:48:46 PM »
8) A game I need to track down.

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Re: AD&D Warriors of the Eternal Sun
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2012, 20:50:08 PM »

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Re: AD&D Warriors of the Eternal Sun
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2012, 20:54:50 PM »
That seems fair. I will have to check prices here. This site is becoming a bad influence with game spending. lol

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Re: AD&D Warriors of the Eternal Sun
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2012, 21:07:52 PM »
Just checked Tachi. Loose priced games are reasonable. Would I need a book or can I just ask you for hints?

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Re: AD&D Warriors of the Eternal Sun
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2012, 21:18:58 PM »
Course you can mate, or just go here:
http://www.opusgames.com/games/wotes/wotes.html
It has a guide and maps.
You know D&D at all?

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Re: AD&D Warriors of the Eternal Sun
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2012, 02:09:39 AM »
This was one of the first games to really get me into RPGs. Haven't played it in a few years, maybe it's time I play it again too. Awesome game!

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Re: AD&D Warriors of the Eternal Sun
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2012, 01:09:24 AM »
I just can't figure out how I let it slip by all those years ago.

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Re: AD&D Warriors of the Eternal Sun
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2012, 01:13:11 AM »
Unfortunately it never really got a lot of recognition or love so did slip under many a radar ;)

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Re: AD&D Warriors of the Eternal Sun
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2012, 01:18:07 AM »
Thanks again Tachi! I checked that site you linked. Looks good. I really like to get the most out of games. So a guide and maps will be a big help.

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Re: AD&D Warriors of the Eternal Sun
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2012, 12:02:57 PM »
One of my favorite RPG's for the megadrive. This was the first game I bought when I decided to re-build my megadrive collection.

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Re: AD&D Warriors of the Eternal Sun
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2012, 17:13:31 PM »
I really feel left out not playing this back in the day. :P Thanks Working Designs for the great games on the Sega CD. I played Lunar, Lunar II, Popful Mail and Vay so much that everything else slipped by me.

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Re: AD&D Warriors of the Eternal Sun
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2012, 22:08:36 PM »
While we're on this sort of subject, has anybody ever tried Shadowrun on the Genesis/Mega Drive? It's also a game that's based on a tabletop RPG, and the basic setting boils down to 'Blade Runner + Tolkein'. It's pretty free roaming, since you're free to take shady corporate jobs for extra cash when you aren't doing the main questline.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-ibDnOkWNc