Niche Gamer Plays DOS Classics: Ravenloft: Strahd’s Possession

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DOS games are the new hotness nowadays. Thanks to DOSbox and GOG, an entire generation of gamers that has never had to configure an autoexec.bat or config.sys file are now neck-deep in classic pre-Windows PC games. While this is great, it also creates a new problem: Which games are fun and which games aren’t? What do you spend your money on in an age where thousands of on-demand classic games are ready to be bought?

I hope to solve that problem with a new series of videos here at Niche Gamer I am calling, simply, “DOS Classics”. These videos will not just showcase the game’s features and explain why it’s worth your time, but the video will also go through several aspects of gameplay, giving you a few hints and tips on how to play the game without becoming confused or frustrated – something that often happens when those who’ve never played these games first get exposed to them.

The first of these videos will be devoted to one of my all-time favorite Dungeons & Dragons games, Ravenloft: Strahd’s Possession. While time may not have been kind to it, the game is notable for being one of the “Darker” D&D games as well as being a very impressive early generation first person RPG. The writing is also especially good, with some exemplary voice work done for the game’s many NPCs.

So sit back, grab a drink, and enjoy the first of our DOS Classics videos!

Carl Batchelor


Carl is both a JRPG fan and a CRPG'er who especially loves European PC games. Even with more than three decades of gaming under his belt, he feels the best of the hobby is yet to come.