Albion

created and published by Blue Byte in 1995, running on MS-DOS
type: role-play
genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy
setting: Future
perspective: 1st person bird's-eye
player options: single player
languages: eng ger
4.3/5
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Official description

It is the year 2227,
and the gigantic interstellar factory ship TORONTO cruises toward a lifeless planet endowed with a wealth of minerals. While studying the planet in his shuttle craft, the pilot -Tom Driscoll- unavoidably crash lands. Against all expectations he survives to discover his craft has landed in a world rich in flora and fauna - and inhabited by intelligent beings. How could the data on the planet of Albion be so wrong?

Take on the role of Tom Driscoll and explore the extensive world of Albion and its endless surprises. Experience its vast beauty and its strange cultures... but beware of its many hidden dangers!

You, and the companions you acquire on your journey, will experience countless adventures. Your resourcefulness, skills of negotiation and ability to deal with numerous inhabitants will be repeatedly tested.

Your resolve in battle will determine not only your own fate, but that of the whole world!

Features

* Role-playing adventure with engaging 150,000 word storyline.
* Turn-based, tactical, battle sequences, with dozens of magical spells.
* Interactive dialog system lets you dictate the next move.
* Hundreds of different 2-D and 3-D graphic scenarios combine to create the endless depth of Albion.
* User-friendly, mouse-controlled package with auto-mapping facility in the 3-D mode.
* Dynamic stereo sound effects put you right into the action.
* Characters have their own personalities, cultural backgrounds and levels of intelligence.
* No elves, dwarves, orcs and dragons to contend with.
* Extensive playing time without impossible to win battles and unsolvable puzzles.
* Full of life, secrets, surprises and magic.
* It's time for you to travel through this strange world with only your mission in mind so be careful who you trust!
* Up to six members in your party.

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* Journey across the fascinating landscapes of Albion and experience the rich details.
* Discover new and mysterious places, with exotic cities portrayed in smooth 3-D graphics.
* You will be encouraged to interact and converse with Albion's wide range of inhabitants.
* Your magical abilities and tactical cunning will also be tested by the planet's more malevolent creatures.
Box blurb - # 2007-07-30 02:17:01 - official description

Comment

Latest version: 1.38 (as of 1996-07)

English version is pre-patched.
Sanguine # 2009-07-30 09:25:14

Technical specs

display: raster, textured polygons
Minimum:
* MS-DOS 5.0
* 486 CPU
* 256 color VGA GPU
* 8 MB RAM
* 3 MB free HD space
* 2x CD-ROM drive
* MS-compatible mouse

The game box also mentions Win95 as potential platform, but this is only because Win95 was still quite backwards compatible with DOS 5.0.
Sanguine # 2008-06-03 16:44:24

External review - average: 66%

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