I remember playing back in the day, the wonderful game of Dungeons and Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun on the Sega Genesis. As the traditional story goes, you begin as a warrior beneath a crimson sky. Your obvious mission is to begin to make allies and friends so that you can defeat the great evils of the land.
The great thing about this game is that this was the first one that I ever played that incorporated a party system. Not to mention that you could pick different races for your characters.
I was but a wee lad when I first received this game. This simulation was my fantasy, come alive. As most games of this genre, the game is all about exploration, inventory management and character development. Gameplay is pretty simple. In the wild you have a birdís eye view of your characters. You can see monsters wandering around and you can approach them so you can kill them. Of course you also have the option of running away, but if they see you, youíre up for a good chase. When fighting monsters each character has his turn in attacking the enemy or enemies.
However, when you enter the depths of the underground everything changes. The camera and hence your vision of gameplay becomes
first person. All the fighting is done in real time. A cursor points to which character's turn it is. These battles are actually a lot easier than they are in the outside world, especially if you have the magnificent ability: Rapid fire. And can you believe it, if you start to slaughter your enemy than the coward goblins will run away!
Graphics look a lot better from the first person view within the dungeon then outside via the birdís eye view. Furthermore the sounds of you killing and maiming arenít that bad at all. There are some interesting noises to let you know you are killing your foe. The music is also pretty good. The only great downfall of this game, is the lack of the actual world you can be exposed to. In other words the map within which you play isnít actually that extensive. You are confined to a small world fighting for your life. Without further a due, I would like to say that this game was a ball in its day, even though with its few short comings.