Written by  :  Multimedia Mike (19762)
Written on  :  Aug 03, 2005
Platform  :  NES
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Putrid game on all levels

The Good

Perhaps the only feature to appreciate about AD&D: Heroes of the Lance is that you have 8 characters that you can easily alternate between. This is essential because it is so hard to control characters in the first place and they have the worst time staying alive.

The Bad

There is very little to like about this game. This is the type of game that uses the same maddeningly repetitive graphics to illustrate each and every level so that it is absolutely impossible to differentiate one hallway from another. You are supposed to be working your way through a big maze. But I think it was one of those mazes where if you take door A -> door B, door B does not necessarily lead back to door A. Forget about trying to map this place.

The Bottom Line

There is not much to describe-- all I can advise is "Save Yourself!" because it is too late for me. This was the first of 4 Advanced Dungeons & Dragons games for the NES and it made me want to stay away from anything with the AD&D label on it.