Released: August 1991 (May 1991 JPN)
Exploration - First-Person / Third-person
Combat - Active
Series - Drakkhen
|I can't wait!|
|It's only possible to re-roll stats three times per character, the third roll you're stuck with or restart all character creation|
|Can it be for this one?|
|The in-game map does it's job, but could stand to have some more detail, like the merchant outpost hidden nearby|
|Turns out it's incredibly easy|
|I think you mean Hordkha, I just came from Hordkhen's castle and it's fine... don't worry, I get them confused too|
|Huh, this is a strange formation, I wonder what happens when I woo...ahh....|
|The trick is to cross only after the fin appears on the right side of the bridge... it's funny that the game already knows my scout is dead before the shark has actually touched him|
|Except for this one, I couldn't find where that red dot in the center actually indicated|
|The story is so convoluted that it can't even keep itself straight|
|Seriously, I'm not sure if the game is purposefully misleading, or if it just keeps getting the names mixed up|
|The Anak is the only place to revive a fallen character (unless there's a high level priest spell as well, but I didn't level very high)|
|It's not like they have bloody signs on them|
|This is when the game kicks things into high gear|
|These prices sure escalated quickly|
|None shall pass!|
|That sounds very unimportant, write that down|
Earth Castle - "the almighty..." "...the gods."
Water Castle - "of life and death..." "...the source."
Air Castle - "from your humble.." "...servants."
Fire Castle - "remorse..." "...must be accepted."
|There's also a couple mentions of "the jade" that baffles me|
Elapsed Time: 5h40m (Final Time: 5h40m)
|Figuring out why this game was made...|
|Alright, who let their kid draw an enemy?|
|My ending stats; there's really no reason to grind|
|The only true riddle in the game can just be brute forced with 16 combinations|
|No, not really|
|I hoped "see" would mean identify, but it only meant see the inventory of a character|
|I do wonder if this sight is actually in the game... looks like the desert land in one of the corners|
Final Rating: 18 [30%]
Overall the game feels unfinished, but playable barely. Maybe with another year of polish this could have been a great title, like Dragon View (Drakkhen II). Unfortunately with the flop of this game confidence in the second wasn't very high, so it didn't do as well as it should have. Another game finished, and now we move on to Shining in the Darkness. I've only played it a bit (I remember a crab boss), so it should be fun to complete.