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The early 1990s "cult classic" series of anime movies and shorts is the inspiration for this adventure game, orginally designed by the Japanese developers at Kadokawa. Like the Record of Lodoss War animated films, the game is set in a fantasy world of swords and sorcery, populated by goblins and dwarves.
Players take on the role of a hero who, at the game's beginning, has very little to his name aside from a mission to do good and vanquish evil. The game has been compared to the PC hit Diablo, based on the simple but effective combat interface, the item-based character development, and the similar third-person perspective, but Record of Lodoss War is a true console game, with action designed for Dreamcast gamepad control.
By guiding the hero through detailed underground and outdoor environments, players will encounter vile dungeon denizens to smite and informative NPC's to speak with. Through his travels, the hero will also find equipment and special items to help him to become more powerful and better able to face the increasingly deadly challenges ahead. ~ All Game Guide