Dungeons & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun

Original Platform: Genesis

Dungeon & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun is an RPG created for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive by Westwood Associated and released in 1992.

Dungeons & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun
Year1992
GenreRole Playing
Rating4

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PublisherSEGA
DeveloperWestwood Associates
OS supportedWindows XP, 2000 & Windows 7, MacOS X 10.6+
Updated21 November 2019
TAGSd&d fantasy genesis original game licensed turn-based

Game Review

Dungeon & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun is an RPG created for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive by Westwood Associated and released in 1992.

The game designed by Louis J. Castle is based on the Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) game rules, and it's set in the Mystara Hollow World. You can control a party of 4 characters, either pre-made or generated. The classes are the ones of the first edition of D&D: cleric, fighter, magic-user, thief, dwarf, elf, and halfling. The choice of basic D&D is quite unusual. Most of the RPGs of the '90s were based on AD&D 2nd edition, with many more races and classes, and settings like Forgotten Realms and Dragonlance. I wonder if SSI got the exclusivity regarding AD&D 2nd edition from TSR. This could be the reason.

Anyway, apart from the "vintage" rules, WOTES has other unique features. Two different modes: the outside mode, with an isometric view and a turn-based combat mechanic, and the inside/dungeon mode, with a first-person perspective and real-time combat. Graphics is really good, it's very detailed, and the palette of the Mega Drive is used perfectly. In fact, the dungeon mode looks a lot like Eye of the Beholder (though the screen is smaller), and the outside view reminds me of Ultima VI.

Programming is also excellent (don't forget that Westwood is the studio behind Dune 2 and Command & Conquer).

Despite this, the game was not a success. Perhaps because console owners were more used to anime-inspired RPGs. This is probably the reason why Warriors of the Eternal Sun is the first and only D&D game ever released on the Sega Genesis.

But retrogamers are discovering this game now, and it won't be difficult to read very positive reviews about it. If you like old school RPGs and D&D, you have to try it.

Review by: Manu
Published: 28 November 2019, 5:53 pm


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