Lost But Not Forgotten: Drakkhen SNES Review

By on June 4, 2010

Although there are quite a few gamers out there that have no idea what this game is and will tell you that they have never heard of it, I am at least proud to say I have this game in my Super Nintendo library.

Drakkhen was brought to North America for the SNES in 1991 and it has the distinct honor of being among the first Role Playing Games to have a three-dimensional playing field, and it was done without the use of a 3D engine. Despite the storyline being confusing and somewhat frustrating to follow along with at times, constant random monster encounters (worse than any Final Fantasy game I have ever played), the shadow man killing the player every chance it gets (and you cannot do anything about it), and getting lost in the world, I would still call this game a classic.

It is a game that is hard to find in any video game store these days, although you could find it easily on Ebay along with the other different versions of it that came out in Japan, and for DOS computers. I would personally suggest any gamer who has a Super Nintendo to seek this game out, but be warned that without walkthroughs of any kind, you will spend countless hours trying to figure out what to do or where to go next. The game is that confusing. I will even go on the record as saying that I have been stuck on the same spot on my game for many years, over 10 I think it’s up to now.

Some classic dialogue right there!

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About David Scarpitta

I am a critical guy, and love to review and give my professional opinion on just about anything. Though have a love for tech/gaming and music alongside the cinema. You can catch me consulting and developing the net any day of the week.