Sunday, February 25, 2007

Sunday Morning Reading: Geeking out on Computer Games

If you read this blog, then you know I'm a game geek, especially RPGs (or role-playing games, for all you non-geeks out there). Especially PC games from the late 80s/early 90s.

Anyway, Matt Barton has a good article on the golden age of RPGs, including Wizardy, Ultima, Bard's Tale, Might and Magic, Pools of Radiance, and Wasteland. The article is like a survey class from college, a lot of things are mentioned, but nothing is explored in depth. But it doesn't matter, because if you're like me, merely the memory of the green and black maze that is Wizardry is more than enough pleasure. (And yet, I could only find a black and white gif. I just realized, I used to play Wizardry on a monochrome monitor.)