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Game #1013
Sorcerian  
RPG   Console-style

Rating: 7.29 (103 votes)

Sorcerian box cover

Sorcerian screenshot
Amidst the flurry of imported games that resulted from Sierra's deal with Japanese publisher Gamearts are Sorcerian and Zeliard, two quirky action/RPG titles with strong "console" feel. Definitely "light" games in that there is few statistics (although characters do gain levels), and the arcade-style platform action may not be every RPGer's cup of tea. Still, interesting plots, spells, and lots of "secrets" make these games above average despite chunky graphics.

Although both games are RPG with heavy arcade elements, Sorcerian has a stronger RPG flavor because you get to control a four-character party, comprising the traditional retinue of priest, fighter, and wizard, each of whom have access to unique weapons and/or spells. Zeliard, on the other hand, is a solo-player RPG with much less emphasis on character development than nonstop platform action.

Reviewed by: Underdogs

Designer: Unknown
Developer: Game Arts
Publisher: Sierra On-Line
Year: 1991
Software Copyright: Game Arts
Theme: Fantasy, Anime
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links: Matthew Murray's review
Links:    
If you like this game, try: Zeliard, Ancient Land of Ys, Psychic War

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