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"An ultimate guide on the topic" Eurogamer
Spread over more than 500 pages, The CRPG Book: A Guide to Computer Role-Playing Games reviews over 400 seminal games from 1975 to 2015, covering the role-playing classics we all know and love such as Ultima, Wizardry, Fallout and Mass Effect – all brought to life with vibrant and engaging in-game images.
Each entry also shares articles on the genre, mod suggestions and hints on how to run the games on modern hardware. The book is completely by written by fans, AAA developers, indies, journalists, modders and industry personalities such as Chris Avellone, Ian Frazier, Scorpia, Ferhegón, Richard Cobbett, Brian ‘Psychochild’ Green, Durante, George Weidman and Tim Cain, to name but a few.
The CRPG Book: A Guide to Computer Role-Playing Games comes as a hardback as standard and uses thread sewn binding for extra durability. Each copy is then shrink wrapped. The cover features a specially created artwork by fantasy artist Jan Pospíšil.
In line with the project's non-profit nature, all of the author's profit will be donated to the Vocação charity in Brazil, where the books author, Felipe Pepe comes from. Vocação helps kids and teenagers from poor areas to get education and employment, who then go on to help others around them to do the same, changing the community for the better.
528 pages, 254mm x 203mm, Lithographic print, Hardback, Sewn binding, Gold foil blocked cover and spine, shrink wrapped.
7.62 High Calibre / ADOM - Ancient Domains of Mystery / Aaklash: Legacy / Academagia: The Making of Mages / Agarest: Generations of War / Age of Decadence / Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales / Akalabeth:World of Doom / Al-Qadim: The Genie’s Curse / Albion / Alien Fires 2199 A.D. / Alpha Protocol: The Espionage RPG / Alter Ego / Alternate Reality: The City / Ambermoon / Amberstar / An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire / Anachronox / Anvil of Dawn / ArcaniA: Gothic 4 / Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura / Arx Fatalis / Autoduel / Baldur’s Gate / Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn / Barkley, Shut up and Jam: Gaiden / Beneath Apple Manor / Betrayal at Krondor / Betrayal in Antara / Birthright: The Gorgon’s Alliance / Blackguards / BloodNet / Bloodwych / Borderlands / Bound by Flame / Breath of Fire IV / Captive / Card Hunter / Castle of the Winds / Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead / Champions of Krynn / Chinese Paladin / Circuit’s Edge / Cobra Mission: Panic in Cobra City / Cthulhu Saves the World / CyberMage: Darklight Awakening / Dark Messiah: Might and Magic / Dark Souls / Dark Sun: Shattered Lands / Darklands / Deathlord / Defender’s Quest: Valley of the Forgotten / Descent to Undermountain / Deus Ex / Deus Ex: Human Revolution / Deus Ex: Invisible War / Diablo / Diablo II / Diablo III / Dink Smallwood / Din’s Curse / Disciples of Steel / Divine Divinity / Divinity II: Ego Draconis / Divinity: Original Sin / Dragon Age II / Dragon Age: Inquisition / Dragon Age: Origins / Dragon’s Dogma / Dragon’s Eye / Drakensang: The Dark Eye / Drakkhen / Dungeon Campaign / Dungeon Crawl: Stone Soup / Dungeon Hack / Dungeon Master / Dungeon Siege / Dungeons & Dragons: Shadows over Mystara / Dungeons of Daggorath / Dungeons of Dredmor / Dunjonquest: Temple of Apshai / Dwarf Fortress / E.V.O.: The Theory of Evolution / E.Y.E.: Divine Cybermancy / Eamon / Elona / Entomorph: Plague of the Darkfall / Escape from Hell / Eschalon / Evil Islands: Curse of the Lost Soul / Exile: Escape from the Pit / Eye of the Beholder / FTL: Faster Than Light / Fable / Faery: Legends of Avalon / Fallout 2 / Fallout 3 / Fallout 4 / Fallout: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game / Fallout: New Vegas / Fate / Fate: Gates of Dawn / Final Fantasy VII / Forgotten Realms: Unlimited Adventures / Fortune Summoners: Secret of the Elemental Stone / Freedom Force / Gates of Skeldal / Gateway to the Savage Frontier / Geneforge / Gorky 17 / Gothic / Gothic 3 / Gothic II / Grandia II / Hand of Fate / Hellgate: London / Heroine’s Quest: The Herald of Ragnarok / Hexplore / Hillsfar / Hired Guns / Hyperdimension Neptunia - Re;Birth1 / Icewind Dale / Icewind Dale II / Ishar: Legend of the Fortress / J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, Vol. I / Jade Empire / Jagged Alliance 2 / Kamidori Alchemy Meister / Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning / King’s Quest: Mask of Eternity / Knights of Legend / Knights of Xentar / Knights of the Chalice / Kult: Heretic Kingdoms / Labyrinth of Touhou / Lands of Lore II: Guardians of Destiny / Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos / Legend / Legend of Grimrock / Lionheart: Legacy of the Crusaders / Lords of Xulima / Lords of the Fallen / Magical Diary / Marauder / Mass Effect / Mass Effect 2 / Mass Effect 3 / MegaTraveller: The Zhodani Conspiracy / Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra / Might and Magic IX / Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven / Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor / Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer / Might and Magic X / Might and Magic: Book I - Secret of the Inner Sanctum / Might and Magic: Worlds of Xeen / Moraff’s World / Mordor: Depths of Dejenol / Moria / Mount & Blade / Mystery Chronicles: One Way Heroics / NEO Scavenger / NetHack / Neuromancer / Neverwinter Nights / Neverwinter Nights 2 / Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer / Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir / Neverwinter Nights: Aurora Toolset & Modules / Of Orcs and Men / Omikron: The Nomad Soul / Paper Sorcerer / Path of Exile / Perihelion: The Prophecy / Phantasie / Pillars of Eternity / Planescape: Torment / Pool of Radiance / Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor / Prince of Qin / Princess Maker 2 / Prophecy I: The Fall of Trinadon / Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords / Quest for Glory: Shadows of Darkness / Quest for Glory: So You Want to Be a Hero / Questron / Rage of Mages / Ravenloft: Stone Prophet / Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny / Realmz / Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale / Return to Krondor / Rings of Zilfin / Risen 398 / Rogue / S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl / SD Snatcher / Sacred / Sengoku Rance / Septerra Core: Legacy of the Creator / Seventh Sense / Severance: Blade of Darkness / ShadowCaster / Shadowlands / Shadowrun Returns / Siege of Avalon / Soulbringer / South Park: The Stick of Truth / Space Rangers 2: Dominators / Spirit of Excalibur / Star Control 2 / Star Saga: One - Beyond The Boundary / Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic / Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords / Starflight / Stonekeep / Strife: Quest for the Sigil / Sudeki / Summoner / Sunless Sea / Super Columbine Massacre RPG! / Superhero League of Hoboken / Sword of Moonlight: King’s Field Making Tool / System Shock / System Shock 2 / TRON 2.0 / Tale of Wuxia / Tales of Maj’Eyal / Telengard / Temple of Elemental Evil / The Banner Saga / The Bard’s Tale / The Bard’s Tale Construction Set / The Battle for Wesnoth / The Dark Heart of Uukrul / The Elder Scrolls I: Arena / The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall / The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind / The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion / The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim / The Faery Tale Adventure / The Immortal / The Last Remnant / The Legacy: Realm of Terror / The Legend of Cao Cao / The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky / The Magic Candle / The Return of Heracles / The Summoning / The Witcher / The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings / The Witcher III: Wild Hunt / Titan Quest / Torchlight / Transistor / Tunnels & Trolls: Crusaders of Khazan / Two Worlds II / Ultima / Ultima II: Revenge of the Enchantress / Ultima III: Exodus / Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar / Ultima IX: Ascension / Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss / Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny / Ultima VI: The False Prophet / Ultima VII: The Black Gate / Ultima VIII: Pagan / UnderRail / Undertale / Valkyria Chronicles / Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines / Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption / Veil of Darkness / Venetica / Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II / Wasteland / Wasteland 2 / Way of the Samurai 4 / Windwalker / Witchaven / Wizardry 8 / Wizardry IV: The Return of Werdna / Wizardry V: Heart of the Maelstrom / Wizardry VI: Bane of the Cosmic Forge / Wizardry VII: Crusaders of the Dark Savant / Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord / Wizards & Warriors / Wizard’s Crown / World of Aden: Thunderscape / Worlds of Ultima: Martian Dreams / Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire / Ys: The Vanished Omens / Yumina the Ethereal / ZanZarah: The Hidden Portal / Zeliard
It's been a lot of fun reading my way through so many of the historical CRPG's. The quality of the book and binding is also top notch!
The book arrived very well packed and within a matter of days (overseas shipping). The print quality is phenomenal; I am delighted to have made this in my collection.
This book is incredibly awesome. Written be a lot of CRPG-lovers it manages to show what there is to like about these games. It's also beautifully printed with pretty screenshots from the various titles. If you like CRPGs and want to discover gems in its large history then I couldn't reccomend it enough!
This book looks back chronologically at 40 years of cRPGs and is thick with outstanding content. The writing quality is consistent and the presentation and quality are impeccable, making it a great coffee table book as well as a useful reference guide. Whether you choose to embark on the journey chronologically, or flip randomly through its pages, it's always a delight!
Beautiful full color pictures, insightful and detailed articles on each game whether a "classic" or "not-so-classic". Highest recommendation if you are at all interested in the history of cRPGs!