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Albion (DOS)

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

User Reviews

Dsarii-ma, strangers! אולג 小奥 (171558) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
Science Fiction RPG Everett Lamb (10) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
One of my all time.. no, my all time favourite RPG there ever was! Jamie Harris (2) unrated
Awesomely awesome game. Blue Byte pulled it off well... Dason Rise (20) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.3
Overall MobyScore (65 votes) 4.0

The Press Says

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PC Player (Denmark)
Alt i alt er Albion et gennemført og originalt rollespil, som enhver eventyr-elsker bør anskaffe sig.
Pur con qualche pecca, Albion è stato ingiustamente sottovalutato a suo tempo; farà la felicità di gran parte degli appassionati del genere e potrebbe attirare pure chi considera i vecchi GdR occidentali generalmente indigesti. Ha anche il raro pregio di essere un gioco che non mette fretta di finirlo: è piuttosto da gustare poco per volta, perdendosi a passeggiare nel suo mondo, sperando di non doverlo abbandonare troppo presto. Da notare infine che se avete visto il recente Avatar di James Cameron, troverete in Albion simpatiche analogie, a partire dalla copertina!
Joystick (French)
Albion est un jeu de rôles correct, mais tout ce qu'il y a de plus classique. Il offrira une meilleur durée de vie et une plus grande profondeur de jeu que Death Keep testé dans ce numéro.
Computer Games Magazine
Albion is a breath of fresh air for the RPG crowd. It offers something old, something new as the cliche goes. Though it may not offer enough CD-chrome to impress a new generation of SVGA indoctrinated gamers, those who cut their teeth on the likes of Might and Magic, Wizardry, and Ultima may find that the future looks a little brighter because of this latest offering from Blue Byte.
Power Play
Albion bietet solide Rollenspielkost. Die Story hebt sich erfreulich vom Genre-üblichen "Vernichte-den-Tyrannen"-Schema ab. Blue Byte hat viel Wert auf kulturelle Besonderheiten unterschiedlicher Völker gelegt. Die späteren Dungeons sind durch erhöhte Monster- und Rätseldichte extrem fordernd, die Grafik im 2D-Modus allerliebst. Selten habe ich so phantasievolle und detailverliebte Interieurs gesehen. Apropos Detail: Durch die Auflösung von 360 x 240 Bildpunkten kommen selbst kleinere Gegenstände gut, ohne daß das Spiel auf einem DX2-66 zur Ruckelorgie verkommt. Negativ: Der 3D-Part wirkt aufgepropft und veraltet. Besser man hätte auf das trendige 3D-Element verzichtet. Spielerisch stört ein wenig, daß man weder eigene Charaktere kreieren noch zünftige Keilereien anzetteln kann. Wen solche Schönheitsfehler nicht stören, der hat garantiert wochenlangen Spielspaß.
PC Player (Germany)
Albion stemmt sich gegen die Trends zur spielerischen Leichtigkeit. Ein grundsolides Rollenspiel deutscher Produktion, das Fans komplexer Hit-Points-Sagen zu schätzen wissen.
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
While ALBION has some problems, including areas that are too long or large (the outdoors and some dungeons), slow and lengthy combat, and a paucity of necessary gold, it offers a lot to role-playing enthusiasts. The game's story is rich, with a nicely fleshed-out world to explore. The characters joining your party are interesting and useful to have around, for a variety of reasons. The VGA graphics and sound are fair – certainly not state-of-the-art, but workable. Other than a rare bug that did not allow ALBION to run on one of my computers due to a video-card conflict, the game runs virtually trouble-free. I found this lengthy game enjoyable to play and recommend it to lovers of role-playing games when another dry spell hits.
Privat Computer PC
Spillet afslører fra starten en række særheder, som man lærer at leve med, hvis er fanget ind i rollespilseffekten og den detaljerede verden. Det er der utvivlsomt mange, der bliver, men Albion rummer for mange svage punkter til at kapre en rigtig god karakter.
In Blue Byte's hybrid role-playing game Albion, nothing is as it first appears. On the surface, the game has a look and feel that eager RPGers will take to at once, despite the fact that the story unfolds in deep space, instead of the familiar caverns that most other role-playing games call home. Casting yourself in the role of the game's youthful and handsome space jock, Tom Driscoll, is a pleasure. The opener: A scouting mission gone afoul finds you crash-landing on what you thought was a desert planet, in the company of a peaceful, alien race a-revel in a flora and fauna world that's anything but dried up. The danger - and the game's fair-enough premise - is out there and approaching fast, in the shape of your own mother ship, whose hazardous aim is to land on the planet and set up shop. Its arrival will spell disaster for the newfound habitat. Hey, Tom, you can't let this happen. And so you begin.
PC Games (Germany)
Wieder einmal sind die Eindrücke sehr verschieden. Programmtechnisch macht Albion nicht viel her, es mangelt sowohl in den Punkten Grafik, Sound als auch Spielkomfort, selbst wenn das Handling wirklich anwenderfreundlich ist. Dagegen steht eine interessante, wenn auch nicht völlig neue Story und viele knackige Rätsel, an denen man sich oft die Zähne ausbeißt.
PC Games
Despite a strong plot and a variety of play styles, Albion feels as though it's all on the same level - much as a true desert world would be. If there's a sequel - and I hope there is - the makes will need to rev up the engine.
The DOS Spirit
Kort fortalt gjør lyd, grafikk, gameplay og vanskelighetsgrad at spillet fremstår som forlokkende, enda jeg per dags dato ikke føler jeg har kommet skikkelig igang. Jeg vil ikke la en "stack overflow" ødelegge for meg.
High Score
Totalt sett är Albion ett riktigt kul spel för de som har gott om tålamod, för det tar lång tid att sätta sig in i spelet. Personligen föredrar jag rollspel som kastar in mig snabbare i handlingen, me ndet är ju en smaksak.