One of the best RPGs ever made, Betrayal at Krondor is a classic example of games that get rave reviews yet do poorly in stores (at least until it was re-released on CD-ROM). Flat "paper-doll" digitized graphics is just about the only criticism you can level at this classic, which features an excellent plot NOT written by best-selling fantasy author Raymond E. Feist (who only lended his fantasy world of Midkemia and gave support to Neil Hallford - the factual author of the game's narrative), memorable characters, a cool spellcasting interface, and an abundance of optional sub-quests and riddle chests. Sierra made the game freeware in 1997 to promote their own sequel Betrayal at Antara (which, without either Hallford's or Feist's input, is a pale shadow of its predecessor). Suffice to say that no-one can claim to be an old-time RPGer if they have never set foot in Krondor :) |
For good measure, here's Matt Barton's interview with Neil Hallford.
Reviewed by: Underdogs