Anvil of Dawn (1995 – DreamForge) – Intro (Dosbox Enhanced – GM)

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Anvil of Dawn is a mid-90s RPG under the SSI banner from DreamForge Intertainment. Featuring voice acting and a OPL3 General Midi score composed by the Legendary Fatman. Here that music gets the HQ Soundfont treatment using FluidR3. Rendered at 2k with a 4:3 aspect ration.

More info via Wikipedia: The game was released in 1995 for MS-DOS and was one of the last of the classical DOS RPGs with blockstep movements and semi-3D environment. The game presents a real-time, three-dimensional view from the character’s perspective. It was released on CD and features fully spoken dialogue and several pre-rendered cutscenes. The player controls only one character throughout the game, which is chosen at the beginning from 5 different heroes.

The other characters can then be met in the game also trying to fulfill the quest. The game is mostly action oriented but also contains some puzzles. There are no experience points as the character gets better through using his abilities and spells. It also features several different endings.

The game plays in the world of Tempest. The civilization had been overrun by an evil warlord and the last castle of the good is under siege. The player’s character is then teleported in the already occupied and devastated land, where he strives to fulfill his quest to defeat the warlord and his minions.

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