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Critic Reviews

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Dragon (Sep, 1989)
You must deal with each situation in the same manner that you approach your AD&D or other FRP campaigns. But this time, you are the one making the decisions for the entire party. You'll find yourself truly concerned about each individual's well being. As the adventure continues, you'll find that tearing yourself away from CAB is the most difficult decision of all.
Zzap! (Italy) (Feb, 1990)
Pensate, piace anche a chi odia gli RPG in genere!
64'er (Oct, 1989)
„Curse Of The Azure Bonds“ ist ein absolutes „Muß“ für alle Spielefans.
Overall, CAB is an excellent RPG, much improved and polished over POR. It is good to see SSI actually improving the system rather than sitting back on their TSR licence. With a good storyline and excellent graphics CAB is recommended whatever version you have.
Commodore User (Aug, 1989)
I've said it before, and knowing that USG (US Gold) are going to love me for it, but this is brilliant.
Zzap! (Sep, 1989)
With its intricate plot and superb player interaction Curse creates a very strong atmosphere with authenticity lent to the proceedings by the mass of options and the well executed tactical combat display.
Power Play (Sep, 1989)
C 64-Rollenspielfans kommen an Curse of the Azure Bonds kaum vorbei. Der Nachfolger zu “Pool of Radiance“ sorgt für nächtelange Spiel-Sessions.
Your Commodore (Nov, 1989)
Curse of the Azure Bonds is the fourth game based on Advanced Dungeons an Dragons that began with Pool of Radiance. The good news is that there is more to come.
Curse of the Azure Bonds is a good follow up Pool of Radiance, but it's still mainly a hack and slay game. There are problems to be solved, but they seemed too simple and just a matter of being in the right place at the right time. Hack and slay role players will love it, but the more cerebral role players may find it lacking. If you fall into the latter category, stick with Ultima.
Fazit: Curse of the Azure Bonds ist ein würdiger Nachfolger in der beliebten AD&D-Reihe von SSI und hat die gestellten Erwartungen voll erfüllt. Es ist ein Fantasy-Rollenspiel, welches den Käufer monatelang fesseln kann.
Außer bei der Amiga-Version hat sich die Grafik gegenüber dem Vorgänger geringfügig verbessert, Sound und Handhabung lassen jedoch keine Unterschiede erkennen.
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