Devil Whiskey is a role-playing game in the tradition of the classic Bard's Tale games. Players create characters in the Adventurer's Hall, drawing from nine races and eleven basic classes, to create a party of up to eight adventures. After being recruited and outfitted, the party ventures forth through the Isle of Orkney exploring dungeons and combating opponents.
While players navigate through Orkney from a first-person perspective, Devil Whiskey uses 2D graphics for characters and locations and most of the game plays out through text commands. Early versions rely solely on keyboard commands, but later versions include mouse support.
Devil Whiskey is an unofficial sequel to the well-known cRPG trilogy, The Bard’s Tale. The developers, Shifting Suns Studios, emphasize that they were inspired by the classic hits of 80s and 90s of the 20th century, such as The Bard’s Tale, Dragon Wars and Betrayal at Krondor, so the game looks very much like them. The whole is observed in a small window which is a quarter of the total screen size, while the rest of it contains menus with our equipment, statistics and the like. The game is fully 3D, and we observe the events from the first-person perspective.
The action takes place in ancient Scotland. There are 24 levels in the game, each of which is full of monsters, large quantity of magical items and numerous quests do perform. In total, Devil Whiskey provides the fans of the genre with over a hundred hours of good fun.
- 9 races: Humans, Elves, Half Elves, Half Orcs, Dwarves, Beggans, Saurians, Senrats and Gnomes.
- Dozen character classes, e.g.: Arcanist, Barbarian, Bard, Elementalist, Monk, Paladin, Psi Knight, Ranger, Rogue and Warrior.
- Each character has a set of attributes and statistics, such as Strength, Intelligence, Wisdom, Dexterity, Constitution, Charisma, Comeliness and Luck.
- Possibility of forming a party of up to 8 members.