The game follows the adventures of a hero who has been resurrected by the wizard Wart to destroy cardice sometimes transliterated as Kardis or Kardiss , the dark goddess of destruction Through the blacksmithing system, the hero can have weapons, shields, helmets, and armor smelted into mithrill, which can then be used to forge inscriptions into his equipment. While not actually randomly generated, the dungeons might as well be. Engraving words costs Mithril; Mithril is generally found by defeating enemies and cashing in unused equipment. Join forces with popular characters from the Lodoss universe and combat hundreds of vicious enemies with dozens of spectacular spells. Take control of a mysterious warrior from the past, resurrected to save the future, on a colossal quest filled with pulse-pounding action and high adventure.
It is also the only lodoss video game to be released outside of Japan. Take control of a mysterious warrior from the past, resurrected to save the future, on a colossal quest filled with pulse-pounding action and high adventure. While a nuisance, these oversights are not as much of a problem as the unwiedly spell selection mechanism. It was released in Japan on June 29, 2000; in Europe on December 15, 2000; and in North America on March 14, 2001. For example, once the hero has unlocked the Strength +5 inscription by locating the relevant plaque in the game world , he can have it repeatedly forged into his weapon to raise his Strength stat. Archived from on 15 November 2014. Players augment weapons and other items by engraving them with Ancient Words, which confer statistical bonuses such as increased attack power and magical attack moves.
Record of Lodoss War's item creation system, while not altogether bad, can be rather non-intuitive, especially given the poor explanation in both the manual and game and a few confusing dialog boxes when actually creating equipment. However, the actual levels are rather repetitious, as they're lacking in puzzles and other special challenges. The auto-map is opened by pressing the R, L, and Start buttons simultaneously; it's easy to trigger the status screen activated by just Start instead. Using an item is as simple as moving a cursor to the item with the D-pad and hitting the Y button. Actual movement is controlled with the analog stick. This allows the player to continually forge inscriptions into a single item, and then, once a more powerful version is found, have it transformed, retaining all inscriptions.
It has become a cult classic for dreamcast owners, and is relatively difficult to find. Collecting enough medallions nets the hero additional bonuses, including a very handy transportation ability. Inscriptions are the primary means by which the hero improves his statistics and increases his power. November 2014 At each the player character's capacity increases; however, other are based on the blacksmith's system. We do not factor unsold items into our prices.
Based on the , it is the only Lodoss video game to be released outside Japan. Each plaque is emblazoned with a which, when transcribed onto armor or a weapon, augment's a specific statistic. Archived from on 12 February 2005. Historic sales data are completed sales with a buyer and a seller agreeing on a price. The weapon system can be difficult to manage, but its effects are easy to see.
Archived from on 6 January 2007. All the hero's statistics are presented on one status screen, and the purpose of every statistic is clearly delineated. This needlessly-complex mechanism is far too difficult to handle properly in the heat of the action. Archived from on 7 April 2008. The player can also transform a weapon into any other weapon that has been found in the adventure; this is done to switch to a more powerful weapon type while retaining all the Ancient Words engravings you've accumulated.
The hero gathers and plaques for the blacksmith. Archived from on 31 January 2009. . For example: When the player finds a better sword, the blacksmith can reforge the hero's current sword to replicate the new one, while retaining all previous inscriptions. You play as the hero you decide on your character's name , who has just been brought back to life by the powerful wizard Wart.
Games you may like: Nominate for Retro Game of the Day: If you'd like to nominate Record of Lodoss War France for Retro Game of the Day, please submit a screenshot and description for it. Archived from on 17 April 2001. Chart shows the price of Record of Lodoss War at the end of each month going back as long as we have tracked the item. Even so, the blacksmith cannot convert one type of armament such as a helmet into another such as a battle axe. Fun, some areas I've been to are annoying laberynth, but I think it is an excellent game. Your quest is to save the land of Marmo and stop the resurrection of the nefarious Goddess Cardice.
Any piece of equipment can be transformed into any other piece of equipment of the same type that the player has picked up. Switching between items, on the other hand, is a snap: Up to six items can be selected from the status screen to be stored in a bar on the right side of the screen. When the hero supplies him with a plaque and the requisite amount of mithrill, the blacksmith enhances the hero's weapon or armor by inlaying it with mithrill runes. Dice your way through ogres, goblins, skeletons, bats, and more using upgradable swords or flesh-zapping magic spells. As long as the hero provides enough mithrill, the blacksmith can transcribe the same spell repeatedly to compound the effect. Spell selection While the status screen is user-friendly, actual combat has a number of irritating control quirks.