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Couchpotato November 15th, 2013 07:48

Matt Chat - Albion Retrospective Video
 
Matt Barton takes a look back at Albion the classic CRPG from Blue Byte in this new Mat Chat video. I have to admit I almost forgot about this game.

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This week's episode is a retrospective of "Albion," a 1995/6 CRPG from Blue Byte. Originally intended for the Amiga AGA platform, Albion is a forward-thinking RPG classic, with turn-based combat, an epic sci-fi storyline, and adventure-game style puzzles.

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Kordanor November 15th, 2013 07:48

Didn't expect that one to pop up.
Albion was a really awesome game for that time. Especially loved the atmosphere.

JDR13 November 15th, 2013 10:29

I never finished Albion, but I thought it was a really good game, and it's one I'd like to replay someday. The way it transitioned back and forth between isometric and first-person was pretty cool for back then.

I'm surprised it hasn't popped up on GOG yet.

Gloo November 15th, 2013 12:19

Never completed the game myself either but I still consider it to be one of the most memorable CRPG experience from the 90s. An original setting with a rich background, a very neat realisation and the unique touch from Blue Bytes make this gem one of the most underrated games of the genre.

Zerotown November 15th, 2013 12:29

Now here's a game I'd like to see on GOG someday…

Alrik Fassbauer November 15th, 2013 13:10

That is a game I'd like to see remade one day.

Arhu November 15th, 2013 14:07

I'd much rather see Amberworlds some day, the final entry in the Amber trilogy that never was …

But Albion was great too. :)

Sacred_Path November 15th, 2013 14:27

I'd finished this game if it had some deeper mechanics. Right now, I only played through the very first stages.

Dajjer November 15th, 2013 19:56

One of the games I never finished due to a hard drive crash. But it was such a memorable play experience. I think the game tended to drag in the middle and when my rig crashed, there was no sense of exigency to reinstall and finish up. I've been waiting for GOG to pick it up but so far nothing. But thanks for linking to this Retro vid. To this very day I can still hear the very unique music to that game in my head.

Kordanor November 15th, 2013 20:03

Yub, the music is great and I had it in my playlist :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcD9d…2A4F7&index=15

Also when I was looking for old pc game music I found this Fan Tribute to Albion, which is also a great track:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdLKEod_r4E

rune_74 November 15th, 2013 21:04

You can get it out there as abandon ware….and just use dosbox…

HiddenX November 16th, 2013 00:11

Albion is one of my all time favourites. Highly recommended.

@Myrthos
PS: We need an entry in our game database for Albion.

Dajjer November 16th, 2013 00:18

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Originally Posted by Kordanor (Post 1061226819)
Yub, the music is great and I had it in my playlist :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcD9d…2A4F7&index=15

Also when I was looking for old pc game music I found this Fan Tribute to Albion, which is also a great track:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdLKEod_r4E

OMG O_O
I can hardly believe the music is even better than I remembered.
Thanks for the link

HiddenX November 16th, 2013 00:22

Some people say the story of the movie Avatar was stolen in parts from Albion…

Jaguar November 16th, 2013 03:09

I started and finished this about two years ago. I agree it was a deep game with a very rich gameworld, but it definitely dragged after a while and was a chore to finish - so much so that I'm not sure I understand it's classic status - maybe lots of people didn't finish it. The first person engine in Albion was unbelievably awful - very clunky and with very bad graphics.

JDR13 November 16th, 2013 03:42

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Originally Posted by Jaguar (Post 1061226892)
The first person engine in Albion was unbelievably awful - very clunky and with very bad graphics.

I disagree. I think it looks pretty good for a game that was made in 1995.

Avantenor November 16th, 2013 04:31

Actually, Albion was one of my first CRPGs. I loved the setting, story and exploration was really interesting and I think it has a good balance of combat, puzzles and exploration. My only complaint, the final stage was too diffficult, imho, or I didn't get the clue. But I think Albion was one of the games that convinced me to play CRPGs.

rune_74 November 16th, 2013 05:59

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Originally Posted by HiddenX (Post 1061226864)
Some people say the story of the movie Avatar was stolen in parts from Albion…

I think some people were wrong.

Gorath November 16th, 2013 06:58

Quote:

Originally Posted by HiddenX (Post 1061226859)
Albion is one of my all time favourites. Highly recommended.

@Myrthos
PS: We need an entry in our game database for Albion.

We don't have one? Pick out a similar game and modify the DB details for Albion. Then send it to me.


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