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Quest for Glory: Shadows of Darkness (Windows 3.x)

70
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.8
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Could have been the best.... Mr. Huh (112) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
It could have been the best of the series. Ryan Prendiville (698) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 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 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
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 4.1
Overall MobyScore (69 votes) 3.8


The Press Says

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80
High Score
Shadow of Darkness är inte på något sätt revolutionerande; grafiken, musiken och ljudeffekterna håller normalklass. Men spelet har å andra sidan en kul, småironisk ton som jag gillar - och det bjuder tveklöst på många timmars bra underhållning för pengarna.
80
Adventure Gamers
As a character-driven mystery game, Shadows of Darkness is unique in the Quest for Glory series and arguably its most accomplished title. It is still an RPG as much as its predecessors, but the increased focus on drama, characters and puzzles make it a much more complete adventure game.
80
Quandary
It's got a lot going for it if you don't mind some mild action along with your adventuring. I've just had a most enjoyable trip down memory lane. I'd forgotten how much fun and how long this Quest for Glory is, and I'd also forgotten how many puzzles and how to solve a lot of them. It really is fun to go back to these less sophisticated days and see (or remember) what it was like. It's well worth the trip, so if you haven't made it keep any eye out for this Quest for Glory package that has the first four games ready and waiting! It played fine in Win 98 on a PIII 500.
67
PC Player (Germany)
Quest for Glory ist eine der interessantesten Adventure-Serien von Sierra — da wollen wir nicht allzu laut darüber jammern, daß den Machern beim vierten Teil wenig Neues eingefallen ist. Für die einzelnen Spielfiguren gibt es genug abweichende Lösungswege, um ein wiederholtes Durchspielen zu rechtfertigen. Doch bei aller Liebe zur Ironie wirken einige Puzzles zu abgehoben. Das leidige Suchen nach Krümel-Gegenständen und mäßig logisches Ausprobieren ist auch beim Erforschen des Szenarios bei Tag und Nacht angesagt. Ein bißchen weniger »Füllwald« hätte dem Programm gut getan; so stopft man immer wieder durchs gleiche Unterholz. Wenn Sie auf geradlinige Handlungsstränge bestehen, wird Ihnen Shadows of Darkness zu fummelig sein. Wer von der üblichen Adventure-Hausmannskost etwas gelangweilt ist, weiß das spielerische Konzept hingegen zu schätzen. Ein nettes, witziges Programm, aber nicht der große Knaller mit Suchtgefahr.
40
Techtite
The sequel to the abysmal Quest For Glory III : Wages of War was awaited only by the most avid of remaining fans, or the ones who actually believed Lorey and Corey Cole would deliver a solution to the open ending this time. They didn't; in truth, you're left with yet another open ending, and an even lesser love for the series as a whole.