Forge your destiny!
The original Lands of Lore was a pretty cool entry into the fantasy RPG genre which was a bit more accessible than other efforts like the classic Eye of the Beholder. This sequel is just as enjoyable and is well worth digging out if you fancy a bit of Daggerfall-style fun and games. The plot here is a pretty convoluted one, involving evil witches, the revival of a devilish god and a child born with some rather unusual gifts. This latter character is where the player comes in, and most of the narrative revolves around your quest to find a cure for your curse and your attempt to stop the god's resurrection. In gameplay terms, this is an action RPG which is much more open than its predecessor as it now features full 3D movement, rather than being restricted to a grid. Many elements here are familiar to the genre, such as real time combat and quest solving, but there are other bits which are fairly different, such as the puzzles, moral decision making and so on. One of the game's key areas is your character's ability to change into different creatures, a humanoid beast and a lizard, each with their own unique traits. As far as old-school RPGs go, this is good stuff. It's got an interesting storyline that features some unusual elements, and which will keep you hooked to the end. The combat is varied and challenging, while the world created here is genuinely compelling to explore. The visuals still hold up quite well, with a nice mix of live action and traditional graphics, and when all this is added together, you're left with a fun game.