* AnticlimaxBoss: The Dark Savant is a deeply underwhelming final battle for the Dark Savant trilogy.
* DemonicSpiders Potentially any monster in enough numbers or if you're unlucky, but some enemies from 6, 7 or 8 really take the cake.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Although fairly well-received at home, the series was absolutely HUGE in Japan, with graphically enhanced ports developed for the various Japanese consoles. In fact, due to a quirk of the Japanese licensing, the Japanese Wizardry games have survived the American parent company's death -- ''Wizardry Gaiden: Prisoners of the Battles'' came out 6 years after Sir-tech collapsed, with more planned.
* GameBreaker: In VI and VII the ninja comes awfully close to being this. In the last game the class has so much overhead it's no longer worth it.
* GoddamnedBats - and rats, and strange viney things...
** In VII, resting. In order to heal your party by resting, you had to spend ''several real-time minutes'' waiting for in-game time to pass after hitting the "rest" button. And you might also be ambushed while sleeping.
** Character creation. If you want your character to be of a certain class, you need to have enough bonus points, whit the required amount depending on your race and gender. Bonus points are given in random amount after you choose your character's name, gender and race, and if you don't have enough to choose your desired class, there is no back button so you still have to allocate all your bonus points and skill points (which can be a lot), and possibly select your starting spells. Some of the fancier classes require truly massive amounts of bonus points, so it can take you around one hour to get enough points to select them. Merely ''starting'' the game can take hours of preparation.
* TrueNeutral: [[spoiler:Werdna becomes this in the best ending of IV. The other endings have him either become a great force for good or evil. In the grandmaster ending he realizes that the Amulet is a trick and frees himself from alignment, and is free to live his own life.]]