History VideoGame / MightAndMagic

19th Feb '18 6:28:09 PM darksoul4242
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** If you know where to look you can acquire a low level (but nontheless extremely powerful) Dragon and a level 50 Dark Elf very early in ''Might and Magic VIII''. The Dragon especially becomes significantly more powerful then his peers over time, because you can distribute his skill points as you see fit.

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** If you know where to look you can acquire a low level (but nontheless extremely powerful) Dragon and a level 50 Dark Elf very early in ''Might and Magic VIII''. The Dragon especially becomes significantly more powerful then than his peers over time, because you can distribute his skill points as you see fit.
19th Feb '18 6:18:00 AM PRH
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* ArbitraryHeadcountLimit: A maximum of six main characters in the original DOS-era games (''I'' to ''V''), ''exactly'' four main characters in ''VI'', ''VII'' and ''IX'', a maximum of five in ''VIII''. Several of these offer two additional slots for hirelings; these are for most purposes full-blown characters in ''III'', but serve other purposes in the games from ''VI'' on.

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* ArbitraryHeadcountLimit: A maximum of six main characters in the original DOS-era games (''I'' to ''V''), ''exactly'' four main characters in ''VI'', ''VII'' and ''IX'', a maximum of five in ''VIII''. Several of these offer two additional slots for hirelings; these are for most purposes full-blown characters in ''II'' and ''III'', but serve other purposes in the games from ''VI'' on.
17th Feb '18 8:04:51 AM PRH
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* SdrawkcabName: The second game has a pair of wizards named [[WesternAnimation/{{Gumby}} Yekop and Ybmug]].
11th Feb '18 3:32:05 AM Kreyghun
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Jon Van Caneghem created the first game in 1987, and it became the first series to seriously compete with the ''VideoGame/{{Wizardry}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' franchises amongst role-players. The first five games were introduced under his New World Computing company, before they were bought out by 3DO and ExecutiveMeddling began.

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Jon Van Caneghem created the first game in 1987, 1986, and it became the first series to seriously compete with the ''VideoGame/{{Wizardry}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' franchises amongst role-players. The first five games were introduced under his New World Computing company, before they were bought out by 3DO and ExecutiveMeddling began.
30th Jan '18 4:32:05 AM LordInsane
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* FalseFriend: [[spoiler: Forad Dorre.]]
* LuredintoaTrap: [[spoiler: Forad Dorre does this to the coalition you painstakingly gathered while you're distracted with another quest.]]

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* FalseFriend: [[spoiler: Forad Dorre.]] Not very surprising if one catches the BilingualBonus: [[spoiler: Förrädare is the Swedish word for traitor.]]
* LuredintoaTrap: LuredIntoATrap: [[spoiler: Forad Dorre does this to the coalition you painstakingly gathered while you're distracted with another quest.]]
24th Dec '17 4:54:49 PM darksoul4242
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* DungeonBypass: ''V'' has a set of five magic mirrors which you can use to teleport between towns by specifying one of the locations of the others; the objective of the main quest is to find the Sixth Mirror, a sixth portable one. Unfortunately, it eventually turns out to be in the possession of the BigBad, Lord Xeen. Fortunately, this means you can just walk to any mirror (at any time) and type "Lord Xeen" to teleport to him instantly via the mirror in his possession, bypassing the final dungeon (or even the entire game, if you want, provided you're capable of beating him.)

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* DungeonBypass: ''V'' ''IV'' has a set of five magic mirrors which you can use to teleport between towns by specifying one of the locations of the others; the objective of the main quest is to find the Sixth Mirror, a sixth portable one. Unfortunately, it eventually turns out to be in the possession of the BigBad, Lord Xeen. Fortunately, this means you can just walk to any mirror (at any time) and type "Lord Xeen" to teleport to him instantly via the mirror in his possession, bypassing the final dungeon (or even the entire game, if you want, provided you're capable of beating him.)
10th Dec '17 11:29:12 AM wingedcatgirl
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* LetsPlay: A rather well-done version of the first five games by Thuryl can be found [[http://lparchive.org/author/Thuryl#results on the Let's Play Archive]]. Thuryl mercilessly points out how obscenely broken the second game can be if you do things right.
7th Nov '17 4:22:51 PM Malady
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** There's a lot of these in the [[JokeLevel Limbo dungeon]] in ''X'' when you talk to the creatures there. (Although very little of what they say is relevant to the plot.) For example, a sphinx-like creature tells you, [[GreenLantern "In brightest day, in darkest dungeon, no evil shall escape my bludgeon".]]
** In VIII there's a magic curio shop in Ravenshore named [[NeedfulThings "Needful Things"]]. Quite appropriate.

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** There's a lot of these in the [[JokeLevel Limbo dungeon]] in ''X'' when you talk to the creatures there. (Although very little of what they say is relevant to the plot.) For example, a sphinx-like creature tells you, [[GreenLantern [[Franchise/GreenLantern "In brightest day, in darkest dungeon, no evil shall escape my bludgeon".]]
** In VIII there's a magic curio shop in Ravenshore named [[NeedfulThings "Needful Things"]]."Literature/NeedfulThings". Quite appropriate.
23rd Oct '17 10:55:44 AM omnicritic
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The first game of the series had a rather non-linear palot for its time (though it lacked most elements of the modern WideOpenSandbox). Its maps were flat areas made of discrete tiles, and all movement happened in the four cardinal directions, one ten-foot "step" at a time. The engine used sprites to simulate a 3D view, and combat was turn based.

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The first game of the series had a rather non-linear palot plot for its time (though it lacked most elements of the modern WideOpenSandbox). Its maps were flat areas made of discrete tiles, and all movement happened in the four cardinal directions, one ten-foot "step" at a time. The engine used sprites to simulate a 3D view, and combat was turn based.
17th Oct '17 2:24:04 PM Flodarien
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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Nicolai Ironfist.
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