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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!
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.
||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 (10 votes)
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