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[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/LandsOfLore_8484.PNG]] A series of three first-person perspective [[{{WesternRPG}} Western RPG]]s with adventure game elements developed by Creator/WestwoodStudios, building on their work on their ''DungeonsAndDragons VideoGame/EyeOfTheBeholder'' series. The first is Lands of ''Lore: The Throne of Chaos'', released in 1993. In 1997 came ''Lands of Lore II: Guardians of Destiny'', and in 1999, a game called simply ''Lands of Lore III''. ---- !!The series provides examples of: * AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: Beneath Gladstone. An ''[[ThievesGuild entire guild]]'' has its headquarters there. * AllPowerfulBystander: The Draracle in ''Lands of Lore 1'' * AWinnerIsYou: The good ending of LOL 2 is '''INCREDIBLY''' underwhelming. * BigBoosHaunt: The Dark Halls, the Underworld. * BiologicalMashup: The winged spiders. * ChainmailBikini: The amazons in the White Tower. * CommonplaceRare: The silverleaf in LOL 2, my goodness, the silverleaf. * DeadpanSnarker: Luther, protagonist of LOL 2. * DevilInPlainSight[=/=]ObviouslyEvil: [[EvilChancellor Chancellor Geron]], an ObstructiveBureaucrat and (in the 3rd game) open racist, is pretty clearly secretly allied with the EvilArmy in the first game and obviously does not have the Kingdom's best interests at heart in the remaining two games. However, neither the heroic King Richard or the powerful sorceress Dawn ever suss onto the fact the man is clearly up to no good ([[spoiler: although you finally get a chance to get even with him at the very end of the 3rd game]]). * DifficultySpike: If Kikoskia's [[LetsPlay Let's Plays]] are any indication, the first game has ''lots'' of them. The Urbish Mines and floor three of the White Tower being the most prominent examples. ** The third level of the White Tower is hilariously easy in a second playthrough if you remember that [[GameBreaker the Vaelan's Cube that you find that is meant for breaking open Yvel can also be used to nuke ghosts, like the spectral Cabal Warriors or the Wraiths, ad infinitum...]] * EvilCostumeSwitch: Dawn gets one in the evil ending path of ''Lands of Lore 2''. However, she hasn't actually turned evil; she's just wearing a dark and seductive costume to lull Evil Luther into complacency so she can assassinate him. * {{Familiar}}: You can have one accompany you in the third game. * FauxFirstPerson3D: The first game. * FromNobodyToNightmare: [[spoiler: Jakel]] goes through this in the 3rd game, after spending the first two games as a minor secondary supporting character. * GameBreakingBug: In LOL 1, a common bug in the Urbish Mines permanently disables the stairwell to level 2. In LOL 2, the automatic save feature has a tendency to "save" your game at extremely inopportune moments. * HalfHumanHybrid: Copper, LOL 3's protagonist, is human on his father's side and dracoid on his mother's side. * HeroicBastard: Copper again. * IntercontinuityCrossover: The last world Copper visits in LOL 3 is [[spoiler: that of CommandAndConquer (the Tiberian series), another game by Westwood.]] * InvoluntaryShapeshifting: Luther's curse, causing him to change into a lizard or a huge beast at random. You later get some measure of control over it. * JackOfAllStats: Conrad. * {{Jerkass}}: Copper. Seriously, the guy is a prick. No wonder no-one likes him. * LargeHam: ''PatrickStewart'' -- yes, ''that'' Patrick Stewart -- as King Richard, and he does it very well. And the Draracle. The series had excellent voice acting for the most part. * LethalLavaLand: Volcania, home of the dragons. * LittleBitBeastly: The Huline tribe in the Huline Jungle. ** PettingZooPeople: The Hulines known as the Wild Ones, another tribe living in the Savage Jungle. * MarsNeedsWomen: The Ruloi. Yes, they have this trope in a {{Fantasy}} series! * MeatMoss: Belial's laboratory. * MookMaker: if you don't immediately [[KillItWithFire immolate]] the avian worms' nests in the Urbish Mines, this is what you'll get. * MultipleEndings: LOL 2. * PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo: Copper meets Luther in LOL 3. * SaveScumming: May be your only hope in certain places, especially if you have no manual to help you. * SchrodingersPlayerCharacter: In LOL 1. The second game seems to hint that the Huline player character is the "canonically" hero of LOL 1. * SpritePolygonMix: LOL 2 and 3. * SquishyWizard: Ak'Shel. * SuperDrowningSkills: In LOL 1. * ThievesGuild: The Bachanal. * TrialAndErrorGameplay in certain areas unless you [[GuideDangIt constantly consult the manual]]. * TheUnderworld: Visted in the third game. * WhatCouldHaveBeen: Dawn, the mage that got trapped in a crystal ball within Castle Cimmeria, was originally meant to be playable from the point you rescue her. She's still in the code, just not implemented. * WombLevel: The Mother Beast. ----
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[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/LandsOfLore_8484.PNG]] A series of three first-person perspective [[{{WesternRPG}} Western RPG]]s with adventure game elements developed by Creator/WestwoodStudios, building on their work on their ''DungeonsAndDragons VideoGame/EyeOfTheBeholder'' series. The first is Lands of ''Lore: The Throne of Chaos'', released in 1993. In 1997 came ''Lands of Lore II: Guardians of Destiny'', and in 1999, a game called simply ''Lands of Lore III''. ---- !!The series provides examples of: * AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: Beneath Gladstone. An ''[[ThievesGuild entire guild]]'' has its headquarters there. * AllPowerfulBystander: The Draracle in ''Lands of Lore 1'' * AWinnerIsYou: The good ending of LOL 2 is '''INCREDIBLY''' underwhelming. * BigBoosHaunt: The Dark Halls, the Underworld. * BiologicalMashup: The winged spiders. * ChainmailBikini: The amazons in the White Tower. * CommonplaceRare: The silverleaf in LOL 2, my goodness, the silverleaf. * DeadpanSnarker: Luther, protagonist of LOL 2. * DevilInPlainSight[=/=]ObviouslyEvil: [[EvilChancellor Chancellor Geron]], an ObstructiveBureaucrat and (in the 3rd game) open racist, is pretty clearly secretly allied with the EvilArmy in the first game and obviously does not have the Kingdom's best interests at heart in the remaining two games. However, neither the heroic King Richard or the powerful sorceress Dawn ever suss onto the fact the man is clearly up to no good ([[spoiler: although you finally get a chance to get even with him at the very end of the 3rd game]]). * DifficultySpike: If Kikoskia's [[LetsPlay Let's Plays]] are any indication, the first game has ''lots'' of them. The Urbish Mines and floor three of the White Tower being the most prominent examples. ** The third level of the White Tower is hilariously easy in a second playthrough if you remember that [[GameBreaker the Vaelan's Cube that you find that is meant for breaking open Yvel can also be used to nuke ghosts, like the spectral Cabal Warriors or the Wraiths, ad infinitum...]] * EvilCostumeSwitch: Dawn gets one in the evil ending path of ''Lands of Lore 2''. However, she hasn't actually turned evil; she's just wearing a dark and seductive costume to lull Evil Luther into complacency so she can assassinate him. * {{Familiar}}: You can have one accompany you in the third game. * FauxFirstPerson3D: The first game. * FromNobodyToNightmare: [[spoiler: Jakel]] goes through this in the 3rd game, after spending the first two games as a minor secondary supporting character. * GameBreakingBug: In LOL 1, a common bug in the Urbish Mines permanently disables the stairwell to level 2. In LOL 2, the automatic save feature has a tendency to "save" your game at extremely inopportune moments. * HalfHumanHybrid: Copper, LOL 3's protagonist, is human on his father's side and dracoid on his mother's side. * HeroicBastard: Copper again. * IntercontinuityCrossover: The last world Copper visits in LOL 3 is [[spoiler: that of CommandAndConquer (the Tiberian series), another game by Westwood.]] * InvoluntaryShapeshifting: Luther's curse, causing him to change into a lizard or a huge beast at random. You later get some measure of control over it. * JackOfAllStats: Conrad. * {{Jerkass}}: Copper. Seriously, the guy is a prick. No wonder no-one likes him. * LargeHam: ''PatrickStewart'' -- yes, ''that'' Patrick Stewart -- as King Richard, and he does it very well. And the Draracle. The series had excellent voice acting for the most part. * LethalLavaLand: Volcania, home of the dragons. * LittleBitBeastly: The Huline tribe in the Huline Jungle. ** PettingZooPeople: The Hulines known as the Wild Ones, another tribe living in the Savage Jungle. * MarsNeedsWomen: The Ruloi. Yes, they have this trope in a {{Fantasy}} series! * MeatMoss: Belial's laboratory. * MookMaker: if you don't immediately [[KillItWithFire immolate]] the avian worms' nests in the Urbish Mines, this is what you'll get. * MultipleEndings: LOL 2. * PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo: Copper meets Luther in LOL 3. * SaveScumming: May be your only hope in certain places, especially if you have no manual to help you. * SchrodingersPlayerCharacter: In LOL 1. The second game seems to hint that the Huline player character is the "canonically" hero of LOL 1. * SpritePolygonMix: LOL 2 and 3. * SquishyWizard: Ak'Shel. * SuperDrowningSkills: In LOL 1. * ThievesGuild: The Bachanal. * TrialAndErrorGameplay in certain areas unless you [[GuideDangIt constantly consult the manual]]. * TheUnderworld: Visted in the third game. * WhatCouldHaveBeen: Dawn, the mage that got trapped in a crystal ball within Castle Cimmeria, was originally meant to be playable from the point you rescue her. She's still in the code, just not implemented. * WombLevel: The Mother Beast. ----[[redirect:VideoGame/LandsOfLore]]
17th Oct '12 4:56:41 AM Albertosaurus
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* PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo: Copper meets Luther in LOL 3.
29th Sep '12 3:56:35 AM TrollBrutal
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[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/LandsOfLore_8484.PNG]] A series of three first-person perspective [[{{WesternRPG}} Western RPG]]s with adventure game elements developed by Westwood Studios, building on their work on their ''DungeonsAndDragons VideoGame/EyeOfTheBeholder'' series. The first is Lands of ''Lore: The Throne of Chaos'', released in 1993. In 1997 came ''Lands of Lore II: Guardians of Destiny'', and in 1999, a game called simply ''Lands of Lore III''.
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[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/LandsOfLore_8484.PNG]] A series of three first-person perspective [[{{WesternRPG}} Western RPG]]s with adventure game elements developed by Westwood Studios, Creator/WestwoodStudios, building on their work on their ''DungeonsAndDragons VideoGame/EyeOfTheBeholder'' series. The first is Lands of ''Lore: The Throne of Chaos'', released in 1993. In 1997 came ''Lands of Lore II: Guardians of Destiny'', and in 1999, a game called simply ''Lands of Lore III''.
11th Sep '12 12:24:45 PM CorahsUncle
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[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/LandsOfLore_8484.PNG]] A series of three first-person perspective [[{{WesternRPG}} Western RPG]]s with adventure game elements developed by Westwood Studios, building on their work on their ''DungeonsAndDragons VideoGame/EyeOfTheBeholder'' series. The first is Lands of ''Lore: The Throne of Chaos'', released in 1993. In 1997 came Lands of ''Lore II: Guardians of Destiny'', and in 1999, a game called simply ''Lands of Lore III''.
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[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/LandsOfLore_8484.PNG]] A series of three first-person perspective [[{{WesternRPG}} Western RPG]]s with adventure game elements developed by Westwood Studios, building on their work on their ''DungeonsAndDragons VideoGame/EyeOfTheBeholder'' series. The first is Lands of ''Lore: The Throne of Chaos'', released in 1993. In 1997 came Lands ''Lands of ''Lore Lore II: Guardians of Destiny'', and in 1999, a game called simply ''Lands of Lore III''. III''.


* AllPowerfulBystander: The Draracle in LOL 1
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* AllPowerfulBystander: The Draracle in LOL 1''Lands of Lore 1''

* DeadpanSnarker: Luther, protagonist of LOL 2. * DemonicSpiders: Many in every game. The Pentrogs in Opinwood and the snakelike apparitions in the White Tower in LOL 1, those freaky neon-pink spider thingies in LOL 2... ** Technically those snakes are magical spells cast by [[MyRulesAreNotYourRules the ghosts themselves, which the PCs can never locate]], but as the whole level is full of ghosts that can cast this spell, one could say the whole level is [[ThatOneLevel that one level]], filled with [[DemonicSpiders demonic spiders]]. But it's not like you're not warned first... * DevilInPlainSight / ObviouslyEvil: [[EvilChancellor Chancellor Geron]], an ObstructiveBureaucrat and (in the 3rd game) open racist, is pretty clearly secretly allied with the EvilArmy in the first game and obviously does not have the Kingdom's best interests at heart in the remaining two games. However, neither the heroic King Richard or the powerful sorceress Dawn ever suss onto the fact the man is clearly up to no good ([[spoiler: although you finally get a chance to get even with him at the very end of the 3rd game]]).
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* DeadpanSnarker: Luther, protagonist of LOL 2. 2. * DemonicSpiders: Many in every game. The Pentrogs in Opinwood and the snakelike apparitions in the White Tower in LOL 1, those freaky neon-pink spider thingies in LOL 2... ** Technically those snakes are magical spells cast by [[MyRulesAreNotYourRules the ghosts themselves, which the PCs can never locate]], but as the whole level is full of ghosts that can cast this spell, one could say the whole level is [[ThatOneLevel that one level]], filled with [[DemonicSpiders demonic spiders]]. But it's not like you're not warned first... * DevilInPlainSight / ObviouslyEvil: DevilInPlainSight[=/=]ObviouslyEvil: [[EvilChancellor Chancellor Geron]], an ObstructiveBureaucrat and (in the 3rd game) open racist, is pretty clearly secretly allied with the EvilArmy in the first game and obviously does not have the Kingdom's best interests at heart in the remaining two games. However, neither the heroic King Richard or the powerful sorceress Dawn ever suss onto the fact the man is clearly up to no good ([[spoiler: although you finally get a chance to get even with him at the very end of the 3rd game]]).

* GoddamnedBats: Those [[BiologicalMashup winged spiders]] and plague rats in the Draracle's Cave.

* ThatOneBoss: The Larkhon. The weapon you're ''supposed'' to use on it is not nearly efficient enough and eats the characters' mana; magic-challenged players may have to resort to just chucking items at it until it dies.

* WombLevel: The Mother Beast.
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* WombLevel: The Mother Beast.Beast. ----
5th Jul '12 3:10:42 AM MasterAsia
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* Jerkass: Copper. Seriously, the guy is a prick. No wonder no-one likes him.
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* Jerkass: {{Jerkass}}: Copper. Seriously, the guy is a prick. No wonder no-one likes him.
5th Jul '12 3:09:52 AM MasterAsia
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* Jerkass: Copper. Seriously, the guy is a prick. No wonder no-one likes him.
1st May '12 7:09:11 PM seventonblade
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* All-PowerfulBystander: The Draracle in LOL 1
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* All-PowerfulBystander: AllPowerfulBystander: The Draracle in LOL 1
1st May '12 7:08:50 PM seventonblade
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* All-PowerfulBystander: The Draracle in LOL 1
13th Mar '12 4:17:36 AM Joylock
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* EvilCostumeSwitch: Dawn gets one in the evil ending path of ''Lands of Lore 2''. However, she hasn't actually turned evil; she's just wearing a dark and seductive costume to lull Evil Luther into complacency so she can assassinate him.

* SchrodingersPlayerCharacter: In LOL 1.
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* SchrodingersPlayerCharacter: In LOL 1. The second game seems to hint that the Huline player character is the "canonically" hero of LOL 1.
19th Jan '12 1:52:20 PM nombretomado
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[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/LandsOfLore_8484.PNG]] A series of three first-person perspective [[{{WesternRPG}} Western RPG]]s with adventure game elements developed by Westwood Studios, building on their work on their ''DungeonsAndDragons EyeOfTheBeholder'' series. The first is Lands of ''Lore: The Throne of Chaos'', released in 1993. In 1997 came Lands of ''Lore II: Guardians of Destiny'', and in 1999, a game called simply ''Lands of Lore III''.
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[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/LandsOfLore_8484.PNG]] A series of three first-person perspective [[{{WesternRPG}} Western RPG]]s with adventure game elements developed by Westwood Studios, building on their work on their ''DungeonsAndDragons EyeOfTheBeholder'' VideoGame/EyeOfTheBeholder'' series. The first is Lands of ''Lore: The Throne of Chaos'', released in 1993. In 1997 came Lands of ''Lore II: Guardians of Destiny'', and in 1999, a game called simply ''Lands of Lore III''.
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