Author: CRPG Addict

The Two Towers: Won!

Want to bet?             It’s probably good for my version of the Fellowship that the story ended here, more warped and twisted from Tolkien’s tale than you might imagine a computer game based on this material would allow. At the end, we’ll have to have a little thought experiment about […]

Game 320: Xoru (1989)

Character selection occurs right on the main title screen.          Xoru United States Castle Technologies (developer and publisher) Several versions released between 1987 and 1989 for DOS Date Started: 13 June 2018 Date Ended: 5 March 2019 Total Hours: 7 Difficulty: Easy-Moderate (2/5) Final Rating: (to come later) Ranking at […]

The Two Towers: A Decent Percentage of Those Who Wander Are, in Fact, Lost

Well, that’s helpful.              We haven’t had many games that support multiple parties adventuring at the same time, and each has handled the notion a slightly different way, depending on the reasons for the separation. For instance, some games support multiple players operating simultaneously, either cooperatively or competitively, such as […]

Missing and Mysteries

I thought I would centralize, in this entry, all of the games that we either can’t find or that I’ve found unplayable or unwinnable in some mysterious way. This should make it easier for readers who stumble across the blog to offer hints. I’ll remove titles (or otherwise flag them) […]

The Root of All Evil

            “The CRPG Addict” is about to enter its tenth year. Clearly, it’s here to stay. In some ways, it has become as much of an addiction for me as the games themselves. Unfortunately, it is long past time to consider how I can better justify the amount of time […]

Black Crypt: Won! (with Summary and Rating)

The box prominently featured the Ram Demon, the easiest of Estoroth’s lieutenants.                Black Crypt United States Raven Software (developer); Electronic Arts (publisher)Released 1992 for the Amiga Date Started: 27 December 2018 Date Ended: 20 January 2019 Total Hours: 29 Difficulty: Moderate-Hard (3.5/5) Final Rating: (to come later) Ranking at […]