||How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.)
||The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines
||How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes
|Sound / Music
||The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition
|Overall MobyScore (20 votes)
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All Game Guide
Although Sorcerian was plagued by a late release, it still remains one of the most complete role-playing packages from the early era of the genre. Gameplay holds up reasonably well with its eye for detail and screen-scrolling properties. The music in the game features more than 60 different tunes. The adventures are varied, the monsters vicious and the magic all encompassing. For a rollicking good time and total immersion in a fantasy world filled with a good storyline, magic, monsters, wizards, elves and other exotic beings, the world of the Sorcerian is worth a visit.
The Games Machine (UK)
Sadly, the arcade action section is just an average side-scroll, platform, arcade game with some pretty graphics and pernickety controls. This method of roaming the surroundings doesn't gel with the role-playing framework. A half-hearted attempt.
Man merkt "Sorcerian" sein Alter von drei Jahren deutlich an. Mit dem Genreverwandten "Y's" kann es keinesfalls konkurrieren. Sorcerian ist ein etwas verunglückter Mischmasch aus Action- und Rollenspiel.
I like the idea of an expandable episodic action RPG, of party-based adventuring, of aging heroes… I just don’t like the way it all turned out in this particular instance. As such, I can’t really recommend Sorcerian as a game, but for those looking to dig through a Graveyard of Ideas That Died Too Soon, it might be worth breaking out the old 5¼ floppy drive.