genre: fantasy / action
The Age of Gods was closing. Eternity had come to an end. The heavens shook as the armies of Falis, God of Light, clashed with those of Falaris, God of Darkness. In the unceasing battle which followed, the earth wept... The seas boiled...
At last, only two survivors remained of both sides. Marfa, Goddess of Creation, and Kardis, Goddess of Destruction, who met in a clash which echoed to the ends of the earth. At the end of the fierce battle, a new land was born, split off from the continent, and the life's fires of the goddesses of Light and Dark flickered and died away.
Thousands of years have since passed. And now, the land to the south of the continent of Alecrast has become known as "Lodoss - The Accursed Island."
Thus begins the story of a young man named Parn. No longer welcome in his own village, he sets out to uncover the dark forces manipulating the balance of power in Lodoss. To aid in his quest, Parn befriends an assortment of characters: Deedlit, the beautiful High Elf; Ghim, the grizzled old dwarf with his own quest to follow; Etoh, a cleric and past friend of Parn's; Slayn, the village magic user; and Woodchuck, a cynical but true-hearted thief.
Amongst a myriad of sorcerors, kings and goblins, this unlikely party become locked in a most dangerous quest: The very survival of Lodoss.
The 6-tape boxed set features a 'Spine Scene' type arrangement (put all the tapes together to form a single scene), and is supposed to come with a limited edition Lodoss War telephone card (so where is mine? It wasn't in the sealed package!) The CD-ROM version, released by Software Sculptors, comes in four volumes. Unfortunately, the audio quality of the CD-ROM version is poor (8-bit sound, mono). Volume 1 of both tape and CD-ROM features a documentary about the making and initial release of the series. Two TV series have been released; one features SD characters, and is aimed at the younger audience.
Parental Guidance Advised - Since this is a fantasy/war series, there are several scenes involving great battles and personal combat. However, most of the fight scenes are handled in a way that most of the violence is implied, rather than explicit. There are also a few scenes of nudity, but these are very brief and for most part, inoffensive. Sexual content is basically nil.
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