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. You play as Pike, a young hero who must find a priest powerful enough to save his
sister from an evil spell that has turned her into stone. The story line is loaded with
twists and turns as you find new friends to join your quest and learn how you life is
connected with your enchanted sword, Cirrus. The rich, engrossing original score
accentuates the involved story line, lending atmosphere to the environments. The graphics
are sharp and detailed, and though the characters seem a little cartoonish, they add color
and flair to the overall game. Unfortunately, Albert Odyssey's downfall is its gameplay.
Once you master the basic controls to learn magic, buy new weapons, and find items, the
lack of any puzzle-solving or different paths to choose from makes the game easy to
conquer. Albert Odyssey is worth trying, but you'll probably finish it during a weekend
rental. For a little more involving gameplay, sheath your sword and move on to
Shining The Holy Ark.
magic Lecture and Leos' magic Molotov Cocktail are a deadly combination for almost any
PROTIP: Use th
Barrier and Recover spells to defend against Radoria's Icicle Bomb.
PROTIP: When facing
Valerian, use Pike's attack, Eka's Wind Arrow, and Leos' attack.
explore Tomari to resolve the rift between the Birdmen and the Beastmen.