D (3DO)

Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

There are no reviews for the 3DO release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.5
Overall User Score (2 votes) 4.5

Critic Reviews

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GameFan Magazine
The best FMV game ever made and the best FMV game likely ever to be made. Although it is short and easy, there are some good puzzles and plenty of cool locations. It's great to finally have the story in English, so everyone here can appreciate the best 3DO title yet. The video's a bit grainy, but not significantly worse than the Saturn version. A must-buy.
GamePro (US)
The only drawback of this game (and games like it) is that you'll be disappointed when you're done and this one is easier to finish than most. But there are multiple endings, so the replay value is slight (in games like Myst, replay is non-existent). D is a puzzle solver's fantasy, a frightening work of art. Just don't play it alone.
Defunct Games
While most people immediately think of Resident Evil when they hear the words "Survival Horror", the old school fans out there knew it from the games that time has apparently forgotten. We had Haunted House, Alone in the Dark, maybe Mansion of the Hidden Souls (if you're afraid of butterflies, I guess) and hopefully, some of you still remember D.
Game Players
The 100% rendered graphics are impressive and the animation, especially of Laura, is just short of incredible - I've never seen a 3-D modeled character who was so expressive. In other words, this is great stuff. I just wish there was more.
Power Unlimited
Meeslepend horror-avontuur over een seriemoordende ziekenhuisarts dat door diens dochter Laura tot een goed einde moet worden gebracht. De beelden zijn prachtig, maar het hele verhaal is aan de trage kant.
Video Games
Die vorliegende japanische Version von D besticht durch stimmungsvolle Grafik und ebensolchen Sound. Ihr erlebt das Abenteuer nicht wie üblich nur aus der 3D-Perspektive, es mischen sich auch beeindruckende Animationssequenzen darunter, die Eure Heldin Laura aus einer anderen Sicht zeigen. Wichtige Dialoge werden kaum geführt (ausgenommen die Stelle, wo der Geist des Doktors darauf hinweist, daß die Abkürzung D für Dracula steht), so daß auch nichtjapanische Mitspieler ihre Chance bekommen. Leider entpuppt sich das eigentliche Spiel, trotz der zwei vollbepackten CDs, als ein ziemlich kurzer Horrortrip. Das Zeitlimit ist von vorneherein auf zwei Stunden gesetzt, und die Aufgaben sind spätestens beim zweiten Anlauf einfach zu bewältigen.
All Game Guide
The problems are very unfortunate because D had great presentation and potential. It's got the freaky storyline, excessive gore and haunting (and quite beautiful) images, but everything else is too problematic and the game is way too easy and short for it's own good. This would make for a good nightly rent, but not much else.