Many RPG’s in the beginning of computer game era had an overhead view which technically was the only real way of showing things back then. The ultima series pioneered this and after that many games were released that looked similar. The ormus saga looks very similar and has the standard backstory also but there is a twist in that you must capture enemy cities. You live in Barryland and it has been taken over by the Ormus cult and now you have decided to do something about it. The quest starts near the city of Remfield at the southwest shores of Berryland.

You can create a character or simply start with the premade one and when you start the game you will be near a hostile town. You have very limited troops availabable at the start so it’s no use attacking now. Around the world are treasures you can find to finance more troops and there are other places of interest as well like temples, castles and villages to visit. Along the way you will face monsters you can fight for experience als gold. The ultimate goal is to destroy the ormus saga in their stronghold. The controls are keyboard based and doing things like entering a town and sieging are done using a menu system.

The ormus saga is an RPG with a difference as it also contains troop battles during a siege of a town or castle. These are displayed in a very simple manner though but it’s adds something that other games don’t have. The simple graphics probably won’t do much for most people though but if you can look past that then you might want to give this game a go.

Overal rating: 6/10

Erde Kaiser

This game was released for one system here are some notes:

C64 Released in 1991.
Game has been tested but not completed with CCS64 v2.0 win.
Date added Nov-18-2005 22:40
Name Ormus saga, the
Developer Mike Doran
Publisher Mike Doran
First released 1991
Genre RPG