Rings of Power, Megadrive/Genesis

Rings of Power is an isometric Role-Playing Game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Electronic Arts for the Sega Megadrive in 1991.

Unlike many RPGs of the time, Rings of Power is very open-ended.

The game contains hundreds of non-player characters, each with their own individual dialogue options, and countless quests, side quests, and random events. Pretty much every location is available from the start of the game. And – because the game has no quest journal – progress is only achieved through careful reading of everything that is said to you. As a result: Rings of Power is an incredibly difficult game to get into, in spite of it actually being extraordinarily good.

What makes Rings of Power so interesting now, though, is that there are hacks around which allow you to bypass a lot of the game’s frustration. And a hacked Rings of Power is a fascinating thing to experience…

If you like RPGs and have never seen this game: give it a go without the hack, then try it with. You’ll be amazed at the difference.

More: Rings of Power on Wikipedia

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