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User Reviews

Shames all too many modern games DOS Jacques Guy (55)
A strategy suggestion: Sword of Aragon Amiga Matt Steward (4)
RL meets War Game meets Lords of the Realm meets Warlords style heroes Amiga abc gi (3)
Don't call yourself a strategy gamer if you've never played this game! DOS Indra was here (20892)
Replayability for at least 15 years! Amiga Stefan Lindblom (2)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Amiga 7 3.6
DOS 9 3.8
Combined User Score 16 3.7


Critic Reviews

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82
AmigaZzap! (Aug, 1990)
Dad's popped his clogs! He was the Duke of Aladda and his will dictates that you are to extend his dominion and eventually sit on the emperor's throne in the city of Tetrada. Easy for him to say, he's six foot under. Anyway, 'cause your dad's will is law - even though he's pushing up daisies – you have to obey. This means raising and equipping an army so you may venture forth to wipe the floor with fearsome foes who are even now threatening Aladda and its surroundings.
76
Sword of Aragon attempts to cover every aspect being a fantasy world ruler, from leading your troops into battle to maintaining a stable economy. It rather over-reaches itself, resulting in a game which will keep strategy obsessives engrossed but will prove too involved for many people.
70
A medieval sword-and-sorcery simulation, this game yields a high playability factor, although its graphics and user interface are only marginal.
70
A medieval sword-and-sorcery simulation, this game yields a high playability factor, although its graphics and user interface are only marginal.
70
DOSDragon (Jan, 1990)
We hope we haven't misjudged Sword of Aragon. There are many exciting moments, but the overall slowness of the game and the inability to avoid battles leave too much of your success to chance. Sword of Aragon is certainly a worthwhile offering from SSI, but it just doesn't equal the quality of its other recent releases.
67
Strategiefreunde, die in Spielen dieses Genres Spaß finden, sei sehr zu diesem Spiel von SSI angeraten. SWORD OF ARAGON kombiniert jedenfalls viele Elemente geschickt zu einem in sich geschlossenen Spiel. Ein „Probespielchen“ sollte allemal drin sein!
62
Im Gegensatz zu anderen Produkten des amerikanischen Herstellers liegt der Reiz dieses im typischen Fantasy-Look gehaltenen Strategiespieles im überaus einfachen Spielaufbau und nicht etwa in der sonst üblichen Komplexität, die sich vor allem im Optionsumfang äußerte. Trotz alledem spielt Strategie einen nicht zu unterschätzenden Faktor in diesem Spiel, was reine „Adventuristen“ doch eher abschrecken dürfte. Freunde dieses Genres kommen dagegen voll auf ihre Kosten. Von der technischen Seite her sieht es bei SWORD OF ARAGON leider Gottes nur mittelprächtig aus. Insbesondere die Grafiken werden gängigen Amiga-Verhältnissen keinesfalls gerecht. Vielmehr erinnert die Umsetzung an die ohnehin schon schlecht ausgefallene Fassung für die MS-DOS-Rechner. An Soundeffekten gibt es ebenfalls nicht geradeviel zu hören.Aus diesem Grunde solltet Ihr dem Kauf besser ein „Probespielchen“ vorausschicken.
17
AmigaAmiga Joker (Sep, 1990)
Vom an "Rings of Medusa" erinnernden Spielprinzip her wäre diese Handels- und Strategiesimulation gar nicht einmal so übel; aber die miese Grafik, der noch miesere Sound, die umständliche Handhabung und vor allem die an einen XT gemahnende "Geschwindigkeit" des Programms ersticken jede aufkommende Spielfreude im Keim. Die vielen Tabellen in 64'er Grafik bieten einen mehr verwirrenden als erklärenden Überblick über Streitkräftestand und Steuereinnahmen. Klares Urteil: Finger weg!
 
SSI has really developed a winning system in Sword of Aragon By merely changing the unit types from, say, cavalry to armor, and broadening the economic sectors to include different types of manufacturing and trade, they could come up with a game based on more modern warfare. Or by changing the geography, they could aptly simulate the War of the Roses. The possibilities are really endless. The economic/military system in Sword is challenging and ultimately rewarding. There's still nothing like spending a winter quartered in a newly conquered city, running the world as you see fit. Ah, the Divine Right of Kings!


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