Sunday, September 19, 2010

A Brief Chart Illustrating the Collapse of PC RPGs in the Mid-1990's


Game Series

Previous Release

Mid-1990's Release

Later Release

Might & Magic

IV: Clouds of Xeen

1992

V: Darkside of Xeen

1993

VI: The Mandate of Heaven

1998

Ultima

VII: The Black Gate/ Serpent Isle

1992-93

VIII: Pagan

1994

IX: Ascension

1999

Wizardry

VI: Bane of the Cosmic Forge

1990

VII: Crusaders of the Dark Savant

1992

8

2001

The Elder Scrolls

Arena

1994

II: Daggerfall

1996

III: Morrowind

2002

Krondor

n/a

Betrayal at Krondor

1993

Return to Krondor

1998

Lands of Lore

n/a

Throne of Chaos

1993

II: Guardians of Destiny

1997

Quest for Glory

III: Wages of War

1992

IV: Shadows of Darkness

1994

V: Dragon Fire

1998


2 comments:

Nick Novitski said...

One of these things is not like the others / one of these things just doesn't belong.

(Morrowind was great.)

Rowan said...

It's more an illustration of quantity than quality. I certainly wouldn't say U8 is a good game!