- Return to Krondor
Infobox VG |title = Return to Krondor
PyroTechnix 7th Level
released = 1998
Computer role-playing game
media = 2
requirements = 166 MHz processor, 32 MB RAM, 1 MB video card
input = Keyboard, mouse
"Return to Krondor" is a
computer role-playing gameset in Raymond Feist's fictional fantasysetting of Midkemia. A sequel to 1993's " Betrayal at Krondor", it was released for Windows 95on the PC in time for the 1998 Christmas season. Within the game, the player commands a group of heroes with different attributes, strengths, and weaknesses which the player may upgrade over the course of the game.
Feist later wrote a
novelizationof this game, entitled '. It is the third part of his " Riftwar Legacy" trilogy; the first part of which was a novelization of "Betrayal at Krondor" entitled '. The game was originally being developed by 7th Level, but it was finished by Pyrotechnix, a game developer they acquired and later sold to Sierra On-Linewhile the game was in development.
Starting in the city of Krondor and eventually venturing out into other specific parts of the "Midkemia" world, the game focuses on battling humans and evil creatures of various kinds. Although the story is very linear in nature, the game offers a range of possibilities while the player is adventuring in Krondor. While the
computer graphicsof the game is now visually outdated by games like the plotwise very similar "", the game featured some unique or rarely seen features at the time of release, including elaborate alchemy and thieving. Using alchemical equipment, it is possible to brew custom potions from a variety of ingredients. In order to open locked or trapped chests and doors, a simulation of the process of disarmingand lockpickingis initiated. Facing a variety of different mechanisms, it is necessary to pick the right lockpicking tools and then use them with care, simulated by carefully timed mouse clicking.
*James is the
player characterin the game. He is a thief who has become a squireby favor of Arutha, Prince of Krondor.
*Jazhara is a mage from a distant,
Middle-Eastern-inspired land called Kesh.
*William is a fighter.
*Kendaric is both a mage and an alchemist.
*Solon is a priest using
divine magicand a body that blocks all blows.
Dynamix, 7th Level, Pyrotechnix, Sierra
* [http://www.gamespot.com/pc/rpg/returntokrondor/review.html 1998 Gamespot Review]
* [http://nealhallford.com Website of Neal Hallford, original writer and designer on "Return to Krondor"]
* [http://chazzle.tripod.com/rtklinks.html? chazzle.tripod.com]
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