The Good News Is There’s A New Record Of Lodoss War Game

By Spencer . November 14, 2012 . 1:06am

The bad news is it’s a browser based card game. Record of Lodoss War: Successor of the Legend from Game On gives players a deck of character cards. In battle, you can see full character models and pick skills to use.


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Record of Lodoss War: Successor of the Legend has an original story to play through and certain points where your decisions change the scenario. Game On plans on expanding Record of Lodoss War: Successor of the Legend with additional dungeons and storylines after the game comes out. Right now, Record of Lodoss War: Successor of the Legend is looking for closed beta testers.

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  • Kirbysuperstar2

    I suppose another Diablo-clone like the Dreamcast game was a bit much to ask for.

    • Peeka Chu

      I’d like a SEGA re-release of THAT. But it will never happen. That’s a pie-in-the-sky up there with hopes of Shining Series localizations.

      • Kirbysuperstar2

        Well it’s not like Neverland are doing much else.. Conspiracy and Crave are both pretty well dead though, leaving the rights situation God-knows where.

      •  SEGA didn’t do anything with Lodoss War DC.  It was Kadokawa.

  • ShinGundam


  • Alas.  The Dreamcast RoLW was great.  One of my favorite Diablo-alikes. =)

  • d19xx

    “The bad news is it’s a browser based card game.”

    (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

    • AnimusVox

      Your avy and table flip make you’re comment that much better

  • CirnoLakes

    I know that people don’t like that I’m disappointed by browser based card games…

    But I’m disappointed it’s a browser based card game.

    Record of Lodoss War has always been a classic jRPG. And by that I mean it very literally. Much like early Wizardry clones, Final Fantasy I-IV, Dragon Quest I, and so forth, it is very rooted in the wRPG traditions that early jRPGs were. Being directly inspired by the Dungeons and Dragons tabletop game.

    Since there are many Westerners who wish that jRPGs would be more like wRPGs, much to my chagrin, I sometimes feel that one way to do it right, would be do to something like have a jRPG company like Atlus or Nippon Ichi, and a wRPG company like Bethesda, work together on a Record of Lodoss War RPG or Sword World video game. Taking lots of Japanese tropes jRPGs and these companies are known for, and mix them with a lot of the gameplay from famous wRPG developers.

    I feel like something that could make a lot of people happy and impress a lot of people. I don’t want the jRPG to die. I like it just the way it is. I want more of the jRPG. But if there’s anything in Japan I feel like should be given a wRPG makeover, I think that Record of Lodoss War as a split project between Nippon Ichi and Bethesda would be an excellent game. Or many others, really. The folks who made Gothic(Piranha Bytes) and Atlus. I think that these sensibilities would go well together when it comes to working with the Record of Lodoss War material. It’s set right in the middle of the jRPG and wRPG world.

    Bioware worked on a Sonic the Hedgehog game, so I don’t see why not.

    • Nippon Ichi working with Bethesda would be a little funny. Two very different companies that focus on a lot of grinding lol

      That being said, at least NIS know how to develop for the PS3, Bethy is still struggling with that after 6+ or so years. . .

      Honestly, I’ve always wanted an open-world RPG with more Japanese console-rpg themes, and gameplay. Dragon’s Dogma came dangerously close to being my favorite game this gen, with that amazing combat system. Now if Capcom could only adjust it to a real open world setting, keep the story up and beef up the amount of content (not as on-disc-DLC). . . It’d definitely take The Elder Scrolls games off their high-horse.

    • Crimson_Cloud

      Honestly, I would just want to see Dragon’s Dogma type of game with anime characters. But nobody wants to make that. It’s shame that there aren’t many fantasy anime like Lodoss out there as well…

      And yeah, I know this comment is 6 months old… but I had to reply :/

  • Göran Isacson

    I’m curious here: what IS the Record of Lodoss War series? I’ve heard of it man times but I’ve never seen gameplay, never read an big articles about it, never seen some rabid fan praise it and equal it to the genre-greats (whether the comparison is apt or not…) it’s just this THING that I know exists but I’ve no idea what it’s about. Anyone care to enlighten me?

    • ShinGundam

      An 80s Japanese Tabletop RPG, series has received an OVA anime adaptation and several games on PC. Games are pretty much underground because most of them on PC98/X68K or PC engine.

      I only watched the ova which is very medievalpunk, felt like playing a JRPG without controller. Funny enough, when i watched F14 ARR CG, i thought it would be nice to have a new RoLW, i guess i shouldn’t ask for it then.

      • Morricane

        Actually the pen & paper RPG is derived from the original D&D campaign the author Ryo Mizuno did GM and based his novels on – which the anime is an adaption of. Which also explains why Lodoss War feels so crazy like D&D. None of the computer/console games are great btw.

    • Just read the manga, some of them are pretty good.

      for me Record of Lodoss war is abit special since it is has epic world setting for an RPG series.

  • ah yes

    the disappoint is strong

  • Godmars

    Was going to say when can we expect the anime, but given the form the game’s taking an anime would probably have some loli aspect where cute girls summon the Lodoss characters.

    • Brandonmkii

      Would watch.

  • Loved the Dreamcast game, shame that even if this is a browser card game I won’t be able to play it.

    This reminds me I got to hunt down the anime.

  • Alfy Masamune

    OMFG!!! I got excited for like 3 seconds until i read “browser card game”


  • Hetare Kaiser

    It could’ve been worse. At least it’s not a pachinko machine.

  • Blesmi

    You know Spencer, you’re just so good at getting my hopes up then shooting them down. :(

  • Shame that it involves cards. Ah well, back to slashing up goblins on the Dreamcast it is for me.

  • The good news? New Lodoss game.
    The bad news? It’s a browser-based card game.
    The ugly news? I hope you like deciphering moonrunes on the fly while you’re on the 8:25 bus inbound to downtown.

    No, seriously, this actually looks like something I’d fire up on my not-so-smartphone while heading somewhere, if it weren’t for the runes.

  • Elvick

    What on earth is with all the browser card games? Are they really that popular? Seems that a lot are being made in relation to Japanese properties lately.

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