Silver Box Classics Review (Steam)

Silver Box Classics Review

For this Silver Box Classics Review, we visit this collection brings back a gathering of adaptations of the events in the first four Dragonlance role-playing modules, at the beginning of the War of the Lance. These are the first video game adaptations of D&D that started it all.

Silver Box Classics Review Pros:

  • Classic graphics.
  • 104.2MB download size.
  • Four games in one – Shadow Sorcerer, War of the Lance, Heroes of the Lance, and Dragons of Flame.
  • Graphics settings – fullscreen, mode (surface/overlay/openglnb/overlay/OpenGL/ddraw) keep aspect ratio, double buffering, scaling engine, resolution, and mouse sensitivity.
  • Shadow Sorcerer has full high res scans of the original documents for the clue book, rule book, and data cards.
  • High res scans of the game manuals for Dragons of Flame, War of the Lance, and Shadow Sorcerer.
  • WAR OF THE LANCE is the first D&D computer wargame. and has a vast amount of armies from humans, draconian, ogres, dwarves, elves, dragons, and more.
  • Runs in Dosbox.
  • HEROES OF THE LANCE Discover the world of Krynn and defeat the Queen of Darkness and restore the balance between Good and Evil.
  • Original Chiptune soundtrack.
  • Cloud save support.
  • SHADOW SORCERER is a tie-in with the Dragonlance series of novels. The player controls a party of four adventurers that have just rescued 800 slaves and must shepherd them through the wilderness before the evil Dragon army catches up with them. Strategy gameplay is at its finest.
  • Save when you want.
  • DRAGONS OF FLAME has Takhisis, Queen of Darkness, and her Draconian hordes have overrun much of the homeland Krynn, even the elven armies of Qualinost, valiant in their resistance to this evil power, struggle on the edge of defeat. It is only the returning Companions of the Lance that can halt this wave of tyranny before Krynn is consumed by evil.
  • All games are presented in their original form from selecting a hard drive to setting up the graphics.

Silver Box Classics Review Cons:

  • Doesn’t have any mod Cons.
  • Having to read manuals is fine for those who like it but otherwise, it is a big ask.
  • The games are hard to get into.
  • No Steam achievements.
  • Getting them to look nice and on the big screen can be a mission.

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Silver Box Classics:

Official website.

Developer: Strategic Simulations

Publisher: SNEG

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Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!