Anvil of Dawn
DOS - 1995
Description of Anvil of Dawn
Definitely a "return to form" for Dreamforge after a string of disappointing RPGs, Anvil of Dawn is an RPG masterpiece that's sadly ignored despite winning CGW's "RPG of the Year" award.
In this first-person solo RPG, your mission is to find the source of evil warlock's power and cast it into the magical anvil. As with earlier DreamForge adventure/RPG offerings, Anvil of Dawn is not ground-breaking but will slowly draw you in with excellent writing and gameplay. The ability to meet up with the other four characters you didn't pick, and alternate endings for each character is a nice touch that add much replayability to this already solid RPG.
Without a doubt, this is one of the most underrated RPGs ever made-- and arguably a better RPG than Interplay's overhyped Stonekeep. Two thumbs up!
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Comments and reviews
Naniyue 2020-08-21 0 point
Required playing for lovers of DOS RPGs! Superior graphics, music, and above all, ATMOSPHERE! You really feel like doom is just waiting to fall upon you.
Truador 2018-06-16 0 point
Easter egg. When you finally defeat the king, the queen takes you to her chamber and... Cool.
man 2016-11-09 0 point
Has anyone had a problem where the characters wont select? If so try re downloading the game. I had this problem, and that fixed it, so I figured I would share. I think it has to do with a save file being corrupted or something like that.
Tux 2013-10-05 3 points DOS version
Seriously, this game was innovative, especially for its genre. The puzzles are standard fare, but the bestiary, the lore, and the magic system are phenomenal. There are monsters unique to the game that are likely to haunt your dreams later, instead of just your typical "goblins/skeletons" mix. Highly recommended here as well.
hd 2012-10-19 3 points DOS version
This game is highly underrated. Beat it years ago when it came out and never understood the lack of hype then or now.
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