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Prophecy of The Shadow

DOS - 1992

Alt name Merchant's Quest
Year 1992
Platform DOS
Released in United States, Germany
Genre Role-Playing (RPG)
Theme Fantasy, Real-Time
Publisher Strategic Simulations, Inc.
Developer Strategic Simulations, Inc.
Perspectives 3rd-Person, Top-Down
Dosbox support Supported on current version
4.42 / 5 - 12 votes

Description of Prophecy of The Shadow

This is the "black sheep" of SSI's RPG stable that was designed to entice new gamers into the RPG genre: very simple character creation and stats, appealing VGA graphics and "cinematic" cut-scenes, mouse-driven interface, and easy combat. A good example of a game that does everything well, but nothing extraordinarily. Still, it's a solid and highly playable game that's worth a look, especially if you're new to the genre.

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

Shamino 2015-08-02 2 points DOS version

In case anyone is curious, there's a difference between the quest.exe in this download and the original floppy disks. Because of some file dates that were later, I got curious and dug out my disks, installed those, and ran a compare. The differences were in quest.exe, the batch (just changes dir differently), and a new file "r-pots.com" which it turns out runs a patch to ignore the documentation check (it seems you can just hit return). The quest.exe is then updated in order to do this, which is why it differed (it was already updated).

Houron 2011-02-16 0 point DOS version

Great storyline, mouse interface, real human actors.

Great game if you like dungeon crawlers!

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