Times of Lore is a pretty legendary game on the C64. It came out in 1988 and is a pretty breathtaking technical achievement. In many ways it reminds me a lot of a bridge between the 8-bit and 16-bit versions of Zelda.
It was designed by Chris Roberts, who later went on to create the Wing Commander games. Pretty fantastic pedigree right there.
I never played it on the 64, but read about it plenty of times. Then, in early October my good buddy Mattsoft handed me a copy he'd picked up as a belated birthday present. The thing is MINT.
Honestly I don't think it's ever even been played. This is the kind of game that has to be played off a booted floppy, and saves go to a separate player disk.
It also comes with a paper full-color map, which is pretty cool. And you don't find solid white disks that often from back it the day.
This looks like one of those games I might go wandering around in for a month. But I'm eager to check it out soon.