A great underrated RPG
Dark Sun: Shattered Lands is a turn-based role-playing video game that takes place in the Dungeons and Dragons' campaign setting of Dark Sun. This is a game that was supposed to be very popular, but had the misfortune of being released before all the bugs that troubled the game could be taken care of, and by the time the problem was remedied, it was too late. This RPG is set in an post-apocalyptic desert world of Athas (reminding me of the movie Mad Max), and you control 4 gladiators that are forced to battle to the death in the arenas of the powerful sorcerer-king. They must escape this place and free the rest of the cities to form an army and throw back the king. The engine uses a top-down view of the world and the gameplay and user panel is very user friendly. The combat system is extremely detailed and very impressive. What stands out in the game is the great music, perfectly in tune with the game's spirit. I think this game is perfect for all Dnd fans out there as well as for strategy and rpg lovers overall. The bugginess has been resolved, so you can enjoy yourself a great RPG with lots of fun, excitement and adventure. Also, check out the game's sequel, Dark Sun 2: Wake of the Ravager
First of all, this game is the classic "We must all hang together, else we shall hang separately" plot - you escape the slave pens, unite the desert towns, find a genie, save the world. The game uses the combat, spell, and psionics to their fullest. Good music, the graphics are easier to understand in this game than its successor, and the difficulty ramp is decent. Biggest flaw: You can beat the entire game, side-quests and all, in under six hours.