DOS - 1990
Also available on: PC-88
Description of Zeliard
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
Comments and reviews
Kristi 2019-12-08 1 point
I know this is a years old conversation, but the idea that "most anime isn't for kids" is incorrect. Most anime IS for kids, but Japan just has different cultural ideas of what is and isn't suitable for children. That doesn't mean that adults can't enjoy it too though.
Ninoo 2016-07-27 2 points
My most favouite game! Loved it as a child and will always do! Best classic graphics and the best story!
CK13 2016-06-15 1 point
Is there anyway to edit the key configuration, or to calibrate the joystick for this game? My joystick isn't reacting correctly (xbox 360 controller; works fine with other games) and unless I can reconfigure the keys on the keyboard, I don't think I'm going to make it through this game. My hands are in pain and I'm only in the second cavern.
ssfsx17 2014-11-24 1 point DOS version
This game was evil - especially the final area, with wind currents and one-way walls. But it was really fun.
keith Locke 2014-10-31 -6 points DOS version
Adults fighting over Anime...God would be so proud of his children. Ha ha i guess its cool though, can't say your a failure when the whole group is
Aronatia 2013-12-02 1 point DOS version
SkeleTony: Anime and hentai are two different things,just like movies and pornography are. If you're referring to the anime cat-girl trope as "furries", I think you're also unclear on what that means, and lastly; anime is mostly not for children. The majority of it is geared toward teens and adults.The kid's anime is actually the exception,not the rule.
SkeleTony 2013-10-20 -13 points DOS version
This is not a RPG. It is a console-styled platformer for the anime/furry/hentai kiddies.
Steerpike 2013-01-18 4 points DOS version
Fantastic classic RPG game! Reminds me quite a lot of Faxanadu on the NES console.
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