A relic worth a revisit
From the get-go you have to be worn. If you're a master of current gen RPGs, this game will feel alien and absolutely hard to play. But, if you're willing to cut it some slack, you will embark on a journey like no other. You see, Pool of Radiance is a game that is the first of a series of 4, all built on versions of the Gold Box engine, engine which was even used to build the entrails of the first graphic MMO ever - Neverwinter Nights. However, some elements will still feel common to RPGs today. You will play a character in the Forgotten Realms universe, more exactly you will be inhabiting the city port Phlan. You won't be alone, you can raise a party of 6 characters max, and will have the power to decide their class and their abilities, just as if you were defining them in a pen and Paper D&D game. Your party will gain experience points as you accomplish tasks and will thus be able to grow your party's powers and prowess. The game uses both a first person perspective as well as a top down map. Important information about your location will be displayed as text and the battles are also heavy in text and numbers. The game will take some time to get used to but once you've done so, you will really get to experience an interesting, though classic D&D story. Try it if you're ok with DOS games mechanics or if you have the patience to see what one of the first electronic D&D games felt like.