||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
|Story / Presentation
||The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed
|Overall MobyScore (12 votes)
MobyRanks are listed below. You can read here
for more information about MobyRank.
Game Freaks 365
Though Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of the Lance was something of a novelty when it first came out, it wasn't a very good novelty and disgusted many fans back in the day. Why anyone would want to try to port this when there were a few other D&D games more worthy is beyond me, they could have perhaps, you know, fixed it instead of using the awkward arrangement that caused problems originally. Even more disappointing is how much the programmers sidestepped the NES' capabilities and let loose something that looks and plays so terribly, especially when one considers that this was the heyday of some really important titles. Surprisingly, this game has a cult following of weirdos that talk in old english and pretend they take it seriously, but there's a reason they started to do so and if you play it you'll find out why. Serious gamers stay away, but anyone who's in the mood for a laugh may want to check it out. I'm not being serious.
Just Games Retro
You know kids, being a JGR reviewer isn't all giggles. I mean it's true, you get to review games and make sarcastic, biting comments about them, and then people will come along, read your stuff, and laugh with you. But we here at JGR also do retro gamers a big fat favor sometimes, almost like community service. Those are the times when it's not so fun to review games - times when you have to hold your breath and dive right in to the toxic sinkhole that makes up a large majority of released games. And somewhere, in the middle of that sinkhole, atop a throne of pain, sits Heroes of the Lance, surveying its kingdom as one of the worst games ever made.