Summary: If you're a classic CRPG gamer, and you like turn based combat and have tolerance to "dated graphics"..then go out and buy this now! (Steam has it for $9.99) I am a late comer to this title but I picked it up and loaded it and haven't looked back. A great adventure in high fantasy along with GREAT turn based combat system. The characters are complex and spending your bonus points correctly requires some research and reading, but the gameplay is just so rewarding.
Summary: The swan song of the old-school RPG. Where its peers like Might and Magic and Ultima went out with a whimper, the Wizardry series did it with a triumphant bang. There's a decent story which wraps up the trilogy neatly, but the game's focus is on its rich tactical combat system and deep character customization.
Summary: Wizardry 8 is a last shard of an Era of old-school RPG. In the times, when BioWare was beginning to replace good-old RPG by character-centred ones, Wizardry 8 looks like a relic from the glorious past. And this relic still can do it! Really hard fights - especially on high levels (both of characters and gameplay), when you can meet a group of casters and fighters.
Summary: Sirtech ended with a bang, and a big one. The Wizardry series relates to 80s and 90s games fans through first person view and a small amount of 8-bit graphics and has a secret dungeon that that uses all 8-bit graphics and turn-by-turn movement. I give this a 10/10 for a remarkable story line and exelent gameplay.
Summary: One of my all time favorite RPGs. The character creation is very well made with lots of classes, skills and customization allowing lots of replay value. That combined with tactical combat makes this game a real pleasure to fight monsters. I was impressed at the amaount of voice acting this game has, all characters scrips are voiced! The atmosphere and NPCs add a unique taste to the game making it interesting to expolre the world of Wizardry 8.
Summary: This an ultimate labor of love from defunct Sir-Tech. It's one of the best statistics RPG ever. The world is huge, the settings interesting and the sheer amount of depth provided by a great time-tested class system is amazing (Wizardry had time to develop a very solid system in the past 20 years!). A must have!
Summary: This game was far too linear. Combat was so bad it was nearly broken, hordes and hordes of unavoidable monsters in long drawn out turn based combats, some of which took up to half an hour, seriously!. I also don't like sci fi in my rpgs.