Legend of Eldean sold well during its original release in Japan, with the game moving enough copies to qualify for Sega's "Saturn Collection" distinction and was re-released in June 1997 at a budget price. It was created as a "gaiden", or sidestory to the original titles, and contains back story, characters, and plot that are independent from earlier games in the series. In a world borne of enchantment, there is only one rule: Expect the impossible. [6][7] Background music consists of a combination of built-in synth from the Sega Saturn's internal sound chip and live instrumentation recorded at Japan's Music Farm Studio. This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title Albert Odyssey. "[12] Next Generation stated that "The magic spells and combat engine are not just slow and unimpressive, but downright painful to look at. 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Pike is an orphan raised by harpies. This isn't really much of a shrine, but I liked this game's artwork, and the ending sequence has some really neat anime … The game follows the adventure of Pike, a teenage boy whose family was murdered by a horde of monsters while still an infant, and is raised by a family of winged humanoids known as Harpies. [19] Game Informer criticized the slow pace of the gameplay, the monotonous battles, and the lack of any standout aspect, but concluded that "Even if you don't even like RPG's[sic] Albert Odyssey warrants a rental at the very least. Released in Japan in August 1996, the game was made available in North America in July 1997 by Working Designs. The game features strategy-based combat in addition to traditional role-playing game elements in two-dimensional environments. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Sunsoft Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. Disc two contains a bonus sound effect digest featuring sound and voice clips used in the Japanese version, as well as two arranged tracks including the normal battle theme and end title.[8]. Released in Japan in August 1996, the game was made available in North America in July 1997 by Working Designs. Script error: No such module "Track listing". This page was last edited on 10 November 2020, at 17:59. It was created as a "gaiden", or sidestory to the original titles, and contains back story, characters, and plot that are independent from earlier games in the series. [4], Unlike most Japanese RPGs of the time, Albert Odyssey: Legend of Eldean makes little use of voice acting or cinematics, presenting most of its story through text. Description. [13] Game Players called the game a "worthwhile venture" and found that the town and dungeon graphics' "subtle detailing and rich colors are beautiful things", but declared that the overworld graphics and spell effects were lacking, calling them "disappointingly bland, lacking any visual depth". It is such by-the-numbers RPG fare that if you've played any menu-driven console RPG, you won't find yourself doing anything in it that you haven't done before. Together with Cirrus, a talking sword housing the spirit of one of the legendary Eldean siblings, Pike travels the world to search for a cure, and discovers a plot by a group of evil magicians to turn the world's races against each other and revive the ancient god Vlag. The laughs you'll get out of it are worth more than a couple of bucks. Albert Odyssey: Legend of Eldean, known as Albert Odyssey Gaiden~Legend of Eldean~ (アルバートオデッセイ外伝 ~レジェンド オブ エルディーン~'Arubāto Odessei Gaiden~ Rejendo Obu Erudīn~') in Japan, is a role-playing video game produced by Sunsoft for the Sega Saturn. An exception was Electronic Gaming Monthly, where critic Dan Hsu remarked that the game was "not only beautiful (both musically and graphically), it has one of the best, most involving story lines seen in an RPG", calling the game's dialogue "witty" and awarding it an Editor's Choice Silver Award. What I propose is that we take the following from Albert Odyssey 2: Jashin no Taidou and put it in a new section of this article, titled "Albert Odyssey series": Pike is an orphan raised by harpies. https://sunsoft.fandom.com/wiki/Albert_Odyssey:_Legend_of_Eldean?oldid=291. For Albert Odyssey: Legend of Eldean on the Saturn, GameFAQs has 4 guides and walkthroughs. The North American version received mixed reviews. [5], The music of Legend of Eldean was composed by in-house Sunsoft composer Naoki Kodaka, who wrote the score for the two previous Albert Odyssey titles. Together with the help of friends he meets along his journey, Pike must prevent the evil's resurrection. Paul Anderson; Andy McNamara; Andrew Reiner (September 1997). Albert Odyssey: Legend of Eldean [lower-alpha 1] is a role-playing video game produced by Sunsoft for the Sega Saturn. Albert Odyssey: Legend of Eldean connu au Japon sous le titre de Albert Odyssey Gaiden ~Legend of Eldean~ (アルバートオデッセイ外伝〜Legend Of Eldean〜?) [18], GamePro stated that "Although Albert Odyssey materializes on the Saturn with a fun cast of characters, a soothing soundtrack, and a compelling story line, the lack of solid gameplay and overall shortness of the adventure banish this RPG to the realm of rentals." This isn't really much of a shrine, but I liked this game's artwork, and the ending sequence has some really neat anime … It was originally made for the Super NES, and ported to the Saturn late in its development. Script error: No such module "Track listing". I wouldn't say it's the best RPG I've ever played, but it was good for a few hours of entertainment, due to its humorous story, which was translated in the US version by Working Designs, and the great characters and music. In a world borne of enchantment, there is only one rule: Expect the impossible. Description. The game follows the adventure of Pike, a teenage boy whose family was murdered by a horde of monsters while still an infant, and is raised by a family of winged humanoids known as Harpies. It was originally made for the Super NES, and ported to the Saturn late in its development. Released in Japan in August 1996, the game was made available in North America in July 1997 by Working Designs.[2]. [14], Cite error: tags exist for a group named "lower-alpha", but no corresponding tag was found, or a closing is missing. Its two strongest features are a spectacularly overdone soundtrack that outclasses even some of the best … Crispin Boyer; Dan Hsu; Shawn Smith and Sushi-X (September 1997). The North American version received mixed reviews. I wouldn't say it's the best RPG I've ever played, but it was good for a few hours of entertainment, due to its humorous story, which was translated in the US version by Working Designs, and the great characters and music. The game features strategy-based combat in addition to traditional role-playing game elements in two-dimensional environments. "Albert Odyssey: The Super NES' Loss Is the Saturn's Gain". If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article. Albert Odyssey: Legend of Eldean is an RPG for the Sega Saturn that I liked.

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