[Game of the Week] Week #7 – Rings of Power

Hi folks!

Here we are again with another entry, the seventh, of the [Game of the Week] column and this time the game featured is Rings of Power for Sega Genesis!

Developer: Naughty Dog

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Platforms: Sega Genesis/Mega Drive

Genre: Isometric RPG

Release Date: End of 1991

Rings of Power has been the first game I’ve bought in a big second-hand market. Last year I’ve attended a fair oriented mainly on radio amateurs but with some booths selling video games, consoles and computers.

I wasnt’t really looking for somethign specific but I knew sometimes good deals can be found if you are lucky to find an honest seller and I happened to find one just before leaving. I’ve bought from him a Saturn with the Pro Universal Adapter cartidge, Donkey Kong Country for SNES and, of course, Rings of Power. This was the first console game for Naughty Dog that will become famous for Crash Bandicoot, Jak and Daxter, Uncharted and The Last of Us and that’s the Genesis version of the game so I need an adapter to play it. The game is pure pixel glory and is an isometric RPG. The first thing that caught my eye once I opened the box has been the heavy manual. The game itself is a bit different from the RPGs of the time and has been criticized for its lacklustre controls and for the difficulty to keep notice of all the events that happen into the game, making difficulto to end a quest.

Do you own this game? Have you ever played it? Tell me more in the comments section, let’s discuss!

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