In a mystical land filled with magic and monsters, eager adventurers scour a ten-floor dungeon in search of fame and fortune – if they are able to escape with their lives! But none dare set foot in the tenth floor, as a powerful foe will make sure that they never return to the light of day: the evil Werdna, a wizard who stole an amulet of immense power. Now, to aid a beautiful woman, a group of skilled warriors must descend to the tenth floor to find the woman’s lost love, and to take back the amulet from the hands of evil!
As the island of Lodoss braces against a new assault by the Marmo and their new allies, the fate of the land falls into the hands of Spark, an inexperienced young knight. As aging legends Ashram, Kashew, Parn and Deedlit begin to fade, a new generation of heroes will have to arise to keep Lodoss from being torn apart by conflict.
If you enjoy the basic premise of warriors fighting magical monsters, and are looking for a more developed story than Wizardry's compact adventure, then be sure to watch Record of Lodoss War. It's got the history and politics of a fantasy world, explored, revealed and challenged through a party of sword and magic wielding heros. It's all RPG fun given a boost with interesting characters and plot.
There are a few anime series out there that just SCREAM iconic D&D, among those are the series Wizardry and Record of Lodoss War. Filled with wizards, warriors, priests and rogues who embark on quests for fame and fortune while battling monsters, they are both epic high fantasy. If you enjoyed one you should have no problem with the other.
Three hundred years ago, Lord Ashram departed Lodoss to seek haven for his people; and in exchange for his soul, the God Barbas allowed Ashram’s people passage through the God Wall to the land of Crystania. In the present, Prince Redon flees for his life after watching his parents be assassinated. He travels along the God Wall and vows revenge, and to his dismay a voice, out of nowhere, offers him power, bids him to enter, and opens the God Wall. After entering Crystania, Redon meets the shapeshifting Beast Men who are fighting a civil war against both the 'God King' Barbas, and the dark elf Pirotess whose goal is to free Ashram from Barbas’ possession. Soon Redon discovers that it was Barbas who had offered him power; he must now make a choice between helping free Ashram’s soul, and joining Barbas to achieve the ultimate power.
There are a few anime series out there that just SCREAM iconic D&D, among those are the series Wizardry and Legend of Crystania. Each has a party of wizards, warriors, and priests who set out on a journey that brings them into confrontation with a vastly powerful opponent. If you enjoyed the feel of high fantasy in one, you should be right at home with the other.
Ten years ago, Victoria Island's protector of peace and order, the World Tree, was destroyed, and humans were given the blame. Because of the tree's destruction, each of the five races - warriors, archers, magicians, thieves, and humans - moved to Maple Island, and have been enemies with each other ever since. Al is a young human who wants nothing more than to train and become stronger, and to do so, he disguises himself as a non-human to interact with the other races and learn their trades. Along with the snobbish magician Nina, Al will continue his training and search for adventures along the way; but one question remains: why are the evil Zakuns, as well as the other races, trying to find the seeds of the World Tree which were scattered across the land?
Though Wizardry is a little more serious than Maple Story (BARELY), both are fun-filled RPG romps through a magical world. Plenty of wacky monsters abound in both, also. If you liked one, try out the other!
Over millions of years, there have been many ages – war, gods, and future to name a few. Each of these was infinitely less exciting than the current Animation Age! In this RPG-esque existence, becoming stronger is paramount to one's survival and leveling up is a must. From pacifists to news casting, from fishing woes to love advice, there’s nothing the Animation Age can’t show or teach us about life in a game world! Armed with healing spells, changes of clothes and plenty of summoned familiars, the characters of Master of Epic will do what it takes to level up and live to fight another day!
Wizardry is definitely darker (animation-wise) than Master of Epic, and Master of Epic is MUCH more spazzy, both are amusing looks at an RPG world. It's pretty certain if you liked one, you'd like the other.
Roan and Yuufa are two travelers in the world of Ragnarok, a place filled with magic, swordsmanship, quests, and of course, Porings! Armed with plenty of spells and potions, the two set off on a journey to find fame and fortune with newfound friends Maya the item-seller, and Takius, a mage who is determined to find the "truth". But with so many harrowing adventures ahead of them, will there be enough heal spells to go around?!
Ragnarok and Wizardry are both veeeery RPG-like anime. If you like wacky monsters and spells, and a game-like feel, you'd like both of these. Ragnarok is admittedly a lot more light hearted, but I still think you'd definitely like one if you liked the other.