Header Ads

Breaking News

Eye Of The Beholder Trilogy is free for everyone at GOG

Eye Of The Beholder – even just the artwork is a nostalgia kick (pic: Wizards of the Coast)

Classic D&D game Eye Of The Beholder is currently available on GOG, for a free hit of old school first person role-playing.

Considering what an influence Dungeons & Dragons has had on video games in general it’s surprising how few officially licensed games have ever become mainstream hits.

Baldur’s Gate was one, and that’s coming back soon with a new sequel, and now we’re suspicious that maybe Eye Of The Beholder is looking to make a comeback as well.

Wizards of the Coast has said they’ve got ‘seven or eight’ new Dungeons & Dragons games coming out in the next few years and have already made at least one hint that Eye Of The Beholder 4 might be one of them.

Or maybe it’s just a coincidence that GOG.com has decided to give away the first three games for free and offer up to 75% off other Dungeons & Dragons games, but we doubt it.

If you’re not familiar with Eye Of The Beholder – and considering it was first released in 1991 that would be understandable – it’s a first person dungeon crawler that was very much a knock-off of Amiga and Atari ST classic Dungeon Master, only with an official licence.

Back in those days first person meant moving around a grid-based dungeon where you could only turn in 90° steps, so the games will seem very primitive by today’s standards.

But they used the Advanced Dungeon & Dragons 2nd Edition rules and were quite in-depth, so there’s still something there to enjoy nowadays.

There have been a few indie homages over the years, such as Legend Of Grimrock and its sequel, but it’s probably likely that any fourth entry would be a standard first person game with full movement.

We’ll have to wait and see though, but for now here’s the link to claim your free copy of the original trilogy.

Email gamecentral@metro.co.uk, leave a comment below, and follow us on Twitter.

MORE: ‘Seven or eight’ new Dungeons & Dragons video games planned

MORE: Baldur’s Gate 3 coming to Steam early access in 2020, first gameplay footage on Thursday

MORE: Baldur’s Gate III Larian Studios interview – ‘We want to create the state of the art in RPGs’

Follow Metro Gaming on Twitter and email us at gamecentral@metro.co.uk

For more stories like this, check our Gaming page.

Source Link

No comments