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November 15th, 2013, 06:48
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.



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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November 15th, 2013, 06:48
Didn't expect that one to pop up.
Albion was a really awesome game for that time. Especially loved the atmosphere.
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November 15th, 2013, 09:29
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.
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November 15th, 2013, 11:19
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.
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November 15th, 2013, 11:29
Now here's a game I'd like to see on GOG someday…
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November 15th, 2013, 12:10
That is a game I'd like to see remade one day.

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November 15th, 2013, 13:07
I'd much rather see Amberworlds some day, the final entry in the Amber trilogy that never was …

But Albion was great too.

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November 15th, 2013, 13:27
I'd finished this game if it had some deeper mechanics. Right now, I only played through the very first stages.

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November 15th, 2013, 18:56
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.
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November 15th, 2013, 19:03
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
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November 15th, 2013, 20:04
You can get it out there as abandon ware….and just use dosbox…

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November 15th, 2013, 23:11
Albion is one of my all time favourites. Highly recommended.

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

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November 15th, 2013, 23:18
Originally Posted by Kordanor View Post
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
I can hardly believe the music is even better than I remembered.
Thanks for the link
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November 15th, 2013, 23:22
Some people say the story of the movie Avatar was stolen in parts from Albion…

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November 16th, 2013, 02:09
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.
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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.
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November 16th, 2013, 03:31
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.

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November 16th, 2013, 04:59
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Some people say the story of the movie Avatar was stolen in parts from Albion…
I think some people were wrong.

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November 16th, 2013, 05:58
Originally Posted by HiddenX View Post
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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