- Baldur’s Gate
Fourteen years have passed between the first edition (1998) of this title, dating back to the Golden Age of computer role-playing games, and its “modernized “version.
The expectations of those who loved this game deeply in the late Nineties and the first two thousand were not disappointed even in its repurpose in a clean and polished Edition for players of all ages. The goal of Beamdog and Overhaul Games was to make available to several generations of gamers one of the cornerstones of the MMORPG industry.
- Chrono Trigger
Japanese role-playing video game, developed and produced by Square, launched in 1995, too reductive as a description, especially if you do not mention the three behind-the-scenes artists of Chrono Trigger.
The first is Hironobu Sakaguchi (Final Fantasy); the second is Huji Horii (Dragon Quest); the third is Akira Toriyama (Dragon Ball). The three have gone down in history as the Dream Team of the Japanese RPG, always looking for the latest technology in the field of computer graphics and with the explicit aim of presenting to the public of the firsts.
As in the case of Chrono Trigger, precisely. But if the North American market could benefit from the game simultaneously with the Japanese, in Europe, Chrono Trigger came only in 2008 and in Italy only in 2012, on the occasion of the adaptation of the DS version for Android and iOS smartphones.
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The dark Fantasy style at the service of the action RPG: this is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
The first chapter of the saga comes out in 2007, the third in 2015. It is developed and published by CD Projekt RED and playable on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows. Like the other two chapters, this is also a PC adaptation of the tales of the Polish novelist Andrzej Sapkowski.
From the very beginning, The Witcher has been able to impress players from all over the world. The small and nascent Polish House had at the time given birth to a hugely ambitious project, namely to compete with the Western giants of the Fantasy RPG.
The challenge has been won: content, technical aspect, details, and richness of scenes and game possibilities. To all this CD Projekt added the icing on the cake: an extremely liberal policy on post-game updates.
- Secret of Mana
The secret of Mana is a 1993 role-playing video game developed and published by Square for Super Nintendo Entertainment System. In Japan, on the day of its release in 1993, it sold out. But at the time JRPGs were not yet widespread, either in Europe or in the USA.
The success came, however, quickly, also because the game leveraged innovative gameplay in action in real-time, an absolute novelty for the games of Japanese origin of the time. The breach of the West and its market was open, and giants such as The Legend Of Zelda and Final Fantasy found, since then, bread for their teeth.
- The Elder Scrolls
Many will not be fully convinced by the presence of The Elder Scrolls in the top ten of fantasy video games. And, at least in part, this position can be understood.
Primarily because of the first 15 levels of the game: somewhat confused within them and without apparent overall consistency. After this watershed, however, no one will have any more doubts about the irresistible charm of the game.
You unlock the second weapon, dive into the first dungeon, and begin the siege of Cyrodiil’s forts. From now on, it will be a succession of emotions, twists, and satisfactions.