Summary: Truly amazing and well-polished old school RPG. While Might and Magic went the way of FPS-styled RPG, Wizardry stayed true to the format and delivered a game that is well-designed and engaging.
Summary: I was eagerly awaiting this game. I still consider its precedessor (Wizardry 7) to be one of the best RPGs ever made if not the best. Wizardry 8 brought me countless hours of immersive and fun game-play. I did fell for the turn-based RPGs of this style because of how much it resembled pen&paper gameplay and because of the strategy element. I played it recently and it was still good. The I was eagerly awaiting this game.
Summary: it's like a older style of Elder Scrolls but you can have more then one person in your party, is has a good section of Races to pick from, and good looking Pictures you want to go with your Charecter
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.
Summary: A truly unique game combining good ole school dungeon crawling and phase-based combat with modern 3D graphics and sound. Everything in this game, from the (huge!) world design to the voice acting is top notch, and to this day it remains one of the best cRPGs in video game history. It's just too bad it went by so unnoticed, and that there's no hope for a sequel.
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. The interface is finely polished, the multitude of character races and classes The swan song of the old-school RPG.
Summary: I'm a big wizardry fan, and this one is actually one of my favorites. Good old turn-based combat, fun leveling characters, interesting characters and GREAT voice acting, awesome story. Basically, I can gush about the game for a long time. Its fun - simple as that. I have played it through several times, and every time I see it mentioned - want to pick it up again.
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. Such encounters require Wizardry 8 is a last shard of an Era of old-school RPG.
Summary: This is an RPG for intelligent people. All the people complaining about this game are the same people who need the instant gratification of an action RPG. I've read some of the one star reviews, and some of them, really sound like the people never even played the game. In this game you get to reposition your party during battle, which is an important strategy, as the enmy can surround you very quickly.
Summary: The title of this review holds two meanings: one, if you are not a hardcore, old school rpger you might not like this game, and the other is that the rest of you might lose your very soul to this game. This is an wonderful, story driven game with a huge enviroment to play in. The charaters are memorable, the quest more that epic, and the game does not take itself seriously.