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  • Summary: A new evil has fallen upon the peaceful city of Waterdeep. You have been called upon to uncover its source and destroy it. As you embark on an epic odyssey with a band of fearless adventurers, you'll need to prepare yourself for confrontation with countless enemies and obstacles.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. A very solid, entertaining, and visually satisfying tribute to the RPG genre. [Spring 2003, p.31]
  2. Can be very addictive despite it’s many flaws. It’s hard to recommend to the average gamer though, with sub-par graphics, sound, and gameplay issues.
  3. If you have the patience to overlook its technical shortcomings and master its quirks, Eye of the Beholder is actually a pretty decent dungeon-crawling experience to take on the road with you.
  4. Unless you’re unbelievably set into playing old-school D&D gaming, don’t look at purchasing the Eye of the Beholder.
  5. With Beholder's no frills (and I'm not exaggerating) isometric combat, there's little here that really screams out for attention. [Mar 2003, p.91]
  6. This awkwardly designed and rather ugly-looking game can by no means be recommended to everyone, nor is it necessarily suitable for fans of other GBA role-playing games.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. BillM.
    Mar 1, 2003
    8
    If you're a graphics nut or details oriented must have, then don't try the game. If you enjoy D&D rules and just like to dungeon If you're a graphics nut or details oriented must have, then don't try the game. If you enjoy D&D rules and just like to dungeon crawl, it's a good time. Many people nowadays expect too much from a hand held game. Be glad the option to play an old fashioned paper to screen D&D game is even out there. Expand
  2. GeoffB.
    Apr 2, 2003
    8
    As an old-hand at the D&D Goldbox series, this is a wonderful romp in the style of those old games. I'm quite happy with it, though As an old-hand at the D&D Goldbox series, this is a wonderful romp in the style of those old games. I'm quite happy with it, though someone not into the old games might not like it. Expand
  3. MannyJ.
    May 19, 2005
    8
    If you are new to gaming and I mean don't understand the term paper rpg than don't buy the game. If you enjoy a classic story and a If you are new to gaming and I mean don't understand the term paper rpg than don't buy the game. If you enjoy a classic story and a lot of D&D rules on one small chip than u should already own it. Collapse
  4. sean
    Sep 1, 2005
    5
    Graphics aren't the best, but as a D&D fan isn't that bad.
  5. MikeP.
    Mar 18, 2004
    1
    I dont know why anyone would do this to a game.
  6. StefanB.
    Jan 15, 2003
    1
    Very very very disappointing. No subclasses like bard, monk, etc. It took me approx. 6 hours to win with no replay value at all. All 10 Very very very disappointing. No subclasses like bard, monk, etc. It took me approx. 6 hours to win with no replay value at all. All 10 levels of weak gameplay would fit on a single sheet of graph paper. Expand
  7. Purplet
    Nov 8, 2004
    0
    I've played EOB series on the PC at least a billion times. This is nowhere near. The problem aren't the graphics, which is more I've played EOB series on the PC at least a billion times. This is nowhere near. The problem aren't the graphics, which is more than enough, or longevity. The problem are immense gameplay issues, boring turn based combats, slow advancement and bad rules (or the implementation thereof). Thumbs down. Expand

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