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DOS - 1990

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Alt names ソーサリアン, Dragon Slayer 5: Sorcerian
Year 1990
Platform DOS
Released in United States (1990)
United States (1991)
Genre Action, Role-Playing (RPG)
Theme Fantasy, Metroidvania
Publisher Sierra On-Line, Inc.
Developer Nihon Falcom Corp.
Perspectives 2D scrolling, Side view
Dosbox support Supported on 0.62
4.44 / 5 - 18 votes

Description of Sorcerian

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.

Review By HOTUD

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Dialga Time Lord 2021-10-12 -11 points

The CRPG Addict:
"I hate Japanese animation. Hate it, hate it, hate it. This is nothing against the Japanese"
This dude is based af lmao

Nobody 2021-08-23 2 points DOS version

Apple Bee, you kind of do, the scan of the manual is here:

KoReRa 2021-05-06 3 points DOS version

While the game itself works without issue, I’ve yet to succeed in perfecting the Munt-Sorcerian cooperation. Unlike other DOS games from myabandonware Sorcerian has a bad habit of playing incorrectly when in MT-32 mode, using less and wrong instruments and muting itself every time there is a track change. It is a shame as the MT-32 soundtrack for this game is superb. I will report if I find a fix, though after two weeks I’m not holding much hope.

BasedMechanic 2020-08-01 -5 points

Noname, you mad bro? lmao

noname 2020-06-26 -4 points

Dear lord, did you really have to link to The CRPG Addict? God that guy's a douchebag.

Nameless 2019-10-03 2 points

No program disc is inserted (pc-88)

apple bee 2018-08-31 1 point DOS version

do you need the manual to play this game ?

Antipickle 2018-05-01 7 points

Cool game.. your characters age and can die. The action fighting is similar to star ocean and you can choose different attacks.

Wixman 2014-07-18 0 point DOS version

I owned this one back in 1987 and it was a bit odd... japanese import for sure, it has a lot of the anime feel to it.

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