Snafaru's Wizardry Scenario Notes
Wizardry #1: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord
How can we thank enough Andrew Greenberg (playing the role of the Evil Wizard Werdna) and Robert Woodhead (playing the role of the Mad Overlord Trebor) for being the first to immerse us into the world of computerized fantasy role-playing. It was truly amazing for them to bring us a game so outstanding that no other even came close to make the butterflies churn in our stomach so much the excitment of playing was great. Sure, other good games were made, but, that was much, much later...
Wizardry #2: The Knight of Diamonds
The easiest of all the scenarios. Did it in only 1 week. After picking up most of Kod's armour and weapon the monsters really didn't stand a chance.
Wizardry #3: Legacy of Llylgamyn
Interesting choice you have to make in this scenario... I am going to be good or evil??? Bonus! We now have overlapping text windows with round edges!
Wizardry #4: The Return of Werdna
The toughest of them all. I have yet to see any other game, ever, barred none, that was so difficult. It was impossible without the clue book, and even with the cluebook it took me forever to finish it! The reverse plot scenario of being the bad guy (for those who haven't played it, it is true, your are actually playing the evil Werdna himself!) was another first in computerized role-playing.
Wizardry #5: Heart of the Maelstrom
Arguably, this one has the best puzzles. The NPC encounters actually contain much humour... refinements in the interface and the story are very well done.
Wizardry #6: Bane of the Cosmic Forge
Finally we got a new, splendid interface. But, yuk! It's in EGA graphics... by the time the game came out, practically everyone was running VGA. This scenario is the beginning of a new saga which included a few futuristic elements.Some may question if mixing fantasy and futuristic role-playing is a good or a bad thing, but at least, nobody could complain that things weren't evolving in the Wizardry world.
Wizardry #7: Crusaders of the Dark Savant
This is what the graphics should have been in #6. This was another tour de force by D.W. Bradley (Design, Writing & Programming). An excellent scenario, better on the role-playing aspect since we had to deal with four clans. Now which side are you on... the Umpani traders, the T'Rang traders, the Munks or the Brotherhood of the Dane?
What can I say, the best CRPG ever... my thanks to Sirtech and their team.