First post, by clueless1
As I look at my playlist, I see that I'm starting to dwindle the list of DOS RPGs down to a handful. There had to be more good RPGs for the DOS platform! Maybe some hidden gems? Some prerequisites: High Fantasy settings are greatly preferred, turn-based is preferred, and preferably modern enough (1990 or later) to have some creature comforts like automapping, journal, etc.
Here's a list of RPGs and RPG-like games I've already beaten, from oldest to newest:
Might and Magic 4: Clouds of Xeen
Realms of Arkania I
Ultima VII: The Black Gate
Ultima Underworld I
Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos
Ultima Underworld II
Ultima VII Pt. 2 Serpent Isle
Realms of Arkania II
Anvil of Dawn
Crusader: No Remorse
Crusader: No Regret
Here's a list of games I did not finish and probably won't try again due to either UI issues I could not get past, or simply not liking them:
Eye of the Beholder
Worlds of Ultima: Martian Dreams
Dark Sun: Shattered Lands
probably EOB2 and 3 because I didn't like EOB1
probably Ultima VI because I didn't like the UI in Martian Dreams
Here's my current To-Play List:
Might and Magic 3: Isles of Terra
Betrayal at Krondor
Ravenloft: Strahd’s Possession
Ravenloft: Stone Prophet
Realms of Arkania III
I do plan on attempting some Gold Box games on a modern system with Gold Box Companion, but I don't count these here because I'm only looking for games that I will play on a real DOS PC, not emulated with modern wrappers. That means M&M1 and 2 shouldn't be suggested, because I'd only play them with the Where Are We? wrapper.
Any other good DOS RPGs that fit my prerequisites that I have not listed above?
The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don't know.
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