ScummVM Adds Support for Cult RPG Eye of the Beholder

ScummVM-Adds-Support-for-Cult-RPG-Eye-of-the-BeholderFurther broadening its scope, game interpreter ScummVM has been graced with support of two cult RPGs in its latest version. Forgotten Realms fans will rejoice as Westwood's Eye of the Beholder and Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon become fully playable.

While ScummVM has been well known for supporting a plethora of classic point and click adventures for years, it has recently begun branching out into other genres. Additions like Dreamweb and Lands of Lore proved that other genres were possible and with Westwood Studios' masterpiece Lands of Lore added, it was only logical that their earlier classics would make great additions. Dungeon crawlers following the lead of Dungeon Master, the Eye of the Beholder games had the benefit of an actual fantasy license. Forgotten Realms, the setting to such classics as Baldur's Gate, Neverwinter Nights or Pool of Radiance gets used to great effect as you explore the city of Waterdeep. Or rather, in what has truly become an RPG cliché, its sewers.

Boasting a timeless VGA graphics engine, Eye of the Beholder is a real cult classic of its genre and you could certainly do worse than experience it for yourself. If you love hack and slash first-person dungeon crawlers, this should be right up your alley. Have a look yourself in this gameplay video.

Eye of the Beholder II Gameplay

Source: ScummVM Website

Last Updated ( 30 November 2012 )  


(Link to this comment) Lord_Santa 2012-12-01 13:04
might be time to change the name of the engine, since it's gone way past the supporting just the SCUMM-engine games
other than that, I don't see how anyone could have any issues of running EoB series in DOSBox, but then again, it might be convenient to have everything in a virtual machine, rather than a variety of programs to run specific games
now if only they could add support for Grim Fandango....
(Link to this comment) hydr0x 2012-12-01 14:00
Well, they are able to fix known bugs in the games in ScummVM, which is not possible in a pure emulator. You also don't have to install the games at all, just copying the files is fine It has a convenient GUI as well ;) Grim Fandango seems to be well on its way over at spin-off project ResidualVM.

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