On A Little Bit of the Past Reborn
If you've ever played any of the gold box games (Cue overhead map, with one monster being blocked off from the others, moving back and forth between two squares quickly), then you are probably also familar with Avernum and Exile. These are two game series made by Spiderweb Software that are done in that classic old gold box style.
announced that by the end of the year, he's going to be re-releasing the games for more modern platforms.
These games are known for their excellent recreation of sandbox play, their always being a Macintosh version of the game, and their excellent design and storytelling. The games have not only the engaging and difficult 'gold box' style that you remember, but are interesting enough to keep you engaged and excited to discover what will happen with your band of stalwart heroes throughout the adventure.
I'm excited about the re-release of these games. As the future wears on, I retreat more into rediscovering the things I enjoyed in the past. An excuse to replay a game like this is a welcome diversion. Like my excitement over Wizardry, I figured I'd share. :-)