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A console-ported RPG with some arcade qualities Ray Soderlund (3608) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars
One of the most unique RPGs to come out for the PC. Old man gamer (389) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
Unique RPG, but can be tedious Clayton Cushman (205) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

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 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
Overall User Score (22 votes) 3.7

Critic Reviews

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Although Sorcerian was plagued by a late release, it still remains one of the most complete role-playing packages from the early era of the genre. Gameplay holds up reasonably well with its eye for detail and screen-scrolling properties. The music in the game features more than 60 different tunes. The adventures are varied, the monsters vicious and the magic all encompassing. For a rollicking good time and total immersion in a fantasy world filled with a good storyline, magic, monsters, wizards, elves and other exotic beings, the world of the Sorcerian is worth a visit.
Sadly, the arcade action section is just an average side-scroll, platform, arcade game with some pretty graphics and pernickety controls. This method of roaming the surroundings doesn't gel with the role-playing framework. A half-hearted attempt.
Power Play (Jul, 1990)
Man merkt "Sorcerian" sein Alter von drei Jahren deutlich an. Mit dem Genreverwandten "Y's" kann es keinesfalls konkurrieren. Sorcerian ist ein etwas verunglückter Mischmasch aus Action- und Rollenspiel.
Was sich als leckeres Rollenspiel anließ, entpuppt sich als lahmes, technisch völlig überholtes Jump'n'Shoot, das versierte Action-Adventurer schnell gelöst haben werden. Daran können auch die (natürlich nur mit entsprechender Soundkarte genießbaren) hübschen Musikstücke wenig ändern.
30 (Oct 30, 2010)
I like the idea of an expandable episodic action RPG, of party-based adventuring, of aging heroes… I just don’t like the way it all turned out in this particular instance. As such, I can’t really recommend Sorcerian as a game, but for those looking to dig through a Graveyard of Ideas That Died Too Soon, it might be worth breaking out the old 5¼ floppy drive.