Eye of the Beholder (SEGA CD)

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 SEGA CD 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.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.6
Overall User Score (11 votes) 3.7

Critic Reviews

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Sega Force
Jag tycker att Shining Force och Uncharted Waters fortfarande är tuffare spel med bättre spelkänsla, men Eye of the Beholder får godkänt av mig. Eye of the Beholder är ett bra rollspel som är nog så underhållande när man väl har spelat sig i form.
GamePro (US)
The Sega CD version is better than the SNES version, but we're not talking pen knives and broadswords here. Aside from some cosmetic adjustments, such as reorganization of inventory slots and different placement of the compass, the two versions are basically the same, but the CD comes closer to the look and feel of the computer original.
To be frank, anyone with a Sega CD should track down a copy of this game. I got mine a K-Mart for under $5 and I have played it to death. RPG and Sega CD fans have a nice little game here that will keep them occupied for at least 20-25 hours. I enjoyed Eye of the Beholder very, very much and can't recommend it enough. If you can get past the dated graphics and sometimes stiff gameplay, you've got yourself a game!
Video Games
Ob nun Klassiker oder nicht, eines empfinde ich bei dieser Umsetzung ziemlich nervtötend. Wie im Original laufen die Monsterkämpfe in Echtzeit. Während Ihr Euch mit dem Menü herumschlagt, schlagen die Monster auf Euch ein. Den Kampf mit dem normalen Joypad bestreiten zu wollen, grenzt schon an Selbstmord, da der Cursor viel zu träge und langsam über den Bildschirm kriecht, Bis dahin ist die Hälfte Eurer Truppe bereits leicht angesengt, wenn nicht schon tot. Vor allem, wenn Ihr plötzlich von einer ganzen Horde unliebsamer Besucher überrascht werdet, habt Ihr keine Chance zu reagieren. Da muß eine Maus her und zwar eine mit drei Tasten. Abgesehen davon, kann ich das Spiel besonders für unsere Greenhorns nur empfehlen. Die Rätsel sind gut, jedoch nicht allzu schwierig und die Zwischensequenzen mit Sprachausgabe ein Ohrenschmaus. Experten und Liebhaber hingegen sollten sich doch lieber das anspruchsvollere Dungeon Master 2 schnappen.
The Video Game Critic
Throw in a map that's basically just two dots on a huge grid and confusion is the result. That's too bad, because otherwise Eye of the Beholder is a fun, immersive experience that really does play like D&D.
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
A first-person RPG, with some excellent options --- like creating your characters from scratch. The combat scenes take a lot of practice to master fully (especially with enemies that are a little too quick on the attack) and moving the characters around the various areas also takes time. The graphics are good enough, but the sound could be improved.
Video Games & Computer Entertainment
While Eye of the Beholder isn't perfect, it's one of the only better RPG's I've come across in a while, if only because it's so sophisticated. Having more control over the abilities of your characters - and having the application of the D&D rules - makes this much more satisfying role-playing adventure than some game featuring squat characters with big heads whose names all sound like Santa's reindeer.