Temple of Apshai

Adventure 1985 Dos Dosbox Epyx Myth and legend Role playing

Rogue like series with better graphics

Rogue built for the first time what would come to become a very loved type of game, at the intersection of the RPG with its more action oriented dungeon based setting. However, where basic rogue likes featured worlds that were built out of ASCII characters, the Temple of Apshai series introduces real graphics, with animations and dungeons that have their own graphical personality. However, the series is still very much in based on random encounters, random scattering of objects and potions that don't immediately communicate what their effect will be. Each game in the series builds on top of another, generally bringing in better graphics and more fluent animations, though keeping the mechanics intact. Not a very story driven series, though, although the later games did feature a bit more narrative, you will want to play these games for the pure joy of not knowing what will come next, for witnessing the whims of random generation and for its simplicity. The Temple of Apshai series is without a doubt a worthy successor of the Rogue title which it develops while staying true to its lessons.

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