Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny (Amiga)

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 Amiga 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
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.0
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.0
Overall User Score (3 votes) 4.1

Critic Reviews

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Amiga Format
It's certainly a game that will take a long time to solve, and it's challenging enough to make it worth coming back to. This game is the first in a trilogy, and the future for the realms of Arkania looks extremely bright...
Amiga Joker
Kurz und sehr gut, die Computer-Premiere des Schwarzen Auges ist wirklich rundum gelungen, bessere Rollenspiele kennt man allenfalls von einem Lord British. Wenn die geplante Fortsetzung nur halb so gut wird, kann man schon zufrieden sein!
CU Amiga
It would be impossible for me to go into detail about every aspect of Blade - it really is too huge to do that adequately here. There are over 70 statistics and skill areas unique to each player. But it is safe to say that if you have ever played a computer-based RPG and felt frustrated that it did not do something that you know it should do then Blade will not frustrate you in the same way. There are limitations, after all it is governed by the coding and not by some Dungeon Master’s imagination, but it is the most comprehensive RPG ever to appear on your Amiga.
Trotz der großen, bunten, lebendigen und realistischen Welt, die voller Liebe zum Detail steckt, trübt die etwas eintönige Story das ansonsten perfekt in Szene umgesetzte Spiel. Für echte Fans des Schwarzen Auges ist es aber ein erstklassiges Erlebnis. Sie kommen mit dem Spiel wahrscheinlich auch viel besser zurecht als alle anderen, da ihnen alle Namen und Begriffe dieser Welt bereits bekannt sein dürften. Auch wenn ich selbst früher das Pen & Paper-Spiel gespielt habe, tat ich mich mit den vielen Namen und Besonderheiten dieser Welt am Anfang ein wenig schwer. Die vielen Details des Spieles... Habe ich schon die Details erwähnt? Ja? Trotzdem sage ich es noch mal: Das Schwarze Auge strotzt nur so vor Details. Die ganzen Details, die Aventurien besonders lebendig wirken lassen und eine gelungene technische Umsetzung würden "Die Schicksalsklinge" prompt in den RPG-Himmel befördern, wäre da nicht die etwas dünne Handlung. Aus diesem einen Grund gibt es von mir deshalb nur acht Punkte.
The One
The best thing you can say about Blade is that it's nothing if not thorough, so it'll no doubt cause RPG addicts to perform cartwheels. But it doesn't really make any concessions to the average gamer, which leaves the majority of us standing out in the cold.
Blades of destiny är egentligen typiskt tyskt. Det är sanslöst stort, otroligt avancerat, bedövande detaljrikt, massivt systemkrävande. Och mördande trist.
Amiga Power
There's little to encourage all but the most dedicated fan here.
Games Master
From what seems a very complex and rewarding RPG game system, the programmers have managed to produce a game that is neither fun, involving, exciting nor interesting. There are many better RPGs around - don't bother with this one. You'd spend longer reading the manual than playing the game.