I've been trying to find an old game I had. I think I got it around 15 years ago (might be earlier).
(Excuse my English, and if something of what I'm writing is difficult to understand, please ask!)
Here's what I remember (and it's not that much I'm afraid):
- It was in a fantasy setting.
- It was a PC game.
- I can't remember any dungeon crawling. Mostly open spaces.
- The sprites of the characters were smaller than in, for example, Baldurs Gate.
- There was a bunch of different schools of magic that you could learn.
- It was very hard to know where to go and what to do - I don't think you had a map.
- You got to a new area by walking to the edge of the area you were in.
- I got it for free with some kind of pc gaming magazine.
- You moved around in big cities and big open fields of grass.
- When starting a new game and creating a character, there was a few different species to choose from
- I'm not sure about this, but when starting a new game, I don't think you would start at the same location every time. Maybe depending on what character you created, maybe it was random.
- The graphics were bad, compared to a Baldurs gate and others listed below. It was hard to make out the details of monsters and your character.
- I don't think you could have companions.
- I think one of the races you could play was some kind of cat man (like Khajiits in Elder scrolls).
- The pictures of playable races looked much nicer than the rest of the game.
- The combat was just left clicking (to hit with your weapon) and right clicking to use your activated spell (I think!) and it was quite slow.
- It looked a bit like Lineage (1998): it was about the same "distance" to your character. It was single player though.
- Avernum, Avadon and Geneforge looks a bit like it, but the game I'm looking for is real time, not turn based.
- The name *might* include something like "broken", "shattered", "divided", but I might be confusing it with something else.
- There was a bunch of side quests you could get and they all seemed random: find X close to Y and bring it to Z.
When I'm writing this some more bits and pieces are coming back to me but It's very difficult to describe it correctly.
If I think of something else, I will put it here.
I realize that there are a lot of games out there that would fit this description.
Here's a list of games that it's not:
- No game at myabandonware.com
- Ancient evil
- Baldurs gate
- Blade & Sword
- Broken Land
- Dink Smallwood
- Dungeon Siege
- Icewind dale
- Konung: Legends of the north
- Magic & Mayhem
- Neverwinter nights
- Planescape torment
- Throne of darkness
- The chosen: well of souls