But for some people Baldur's Gate was the beginning of the end of CRPGs. Only Goldbox RPGs are true CRPGs!!!11!
I'm very curious concerning these gold box games. I never had the chance to play any and I know only the basic : They were made during the late '80 and early '90. They use the AD&D ruleset and have a top down view.
On wikipedia, I found this list :
The Pool of Radiance Forgotten Realms series (developed internally at SSI):
Pool of Radiance (1988)
Curse of the Azure Bonds (1989)
Secret of the Silver Blades (1990)
Pools of Darkness (1991)
The Savage Frontier Forgotten Realms series (developed by Stormfront Studios):
Gateway to the Savage Frontier (1991)
Neverwinter Nights, the first graphical MMORPG, for AOL (1991)
Treasures of the Savage Frontier (1992)
The Dragonlance series (the first two developed by SSI, the last by MicroMagic, Inc.):
Champions of Krynn (1990)
Death Knights of Krynn (1991)
The Dark Queen of Krynn (1992)
The Buck Rogers games (developed by SSI):
Countdown to Doomsday (1990)
Matrix Cubed (1992)
Spelljammer: Pirates of Realmspace (1992)
Forgotten Realms: Unlimited Adventures (1993)
I wonder, are these games still playable? Which one would be the best and/or easiest to discover the genre? Is it still possible to buy them somewhere?