Aidyn Chronicles: The First Mage Nintendo 64

  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Mar 14, 2001
Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
Buy On
  1. It's a shame that Aidyn's slow pace and plodding combat mean many of its pluses will be discovered only by the most stubborn players out there.
  2. After prodding through this journey over the past week, I can assure hopeful N64 players that this game isn't worth your time, money, or effort.
  3. 60
    An unstable mix of ambitious ideas and poor execution makes Aidyn a case of too little, far too late.
  4. This attempt to add strategy to combat brings the entire gaming experience (slowly) crashing down, and ruins any chance of the gamer enjoying the story being presented.

Awards & Rankings

#4 Most Discussed N64 Game of 2001
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 35
  2. Negative: 8 out of 35
  1. Apr 11, 2016
    10
    So much hate for a great 64 game had to give it some love, Are there problems with this game hell yes, but that doesn't hurt this game at allSo much hate for a great 64 game had to give it some love, Are there problems with this game hell yes, but that doesn't hurt this game at all its all part of the charm of the old games. Great RPG and a massive scale for 2001 Full Review »
  2. Jan 19, 2014
    3
    This game crushed my soul. It's got a dead, massive, empty world. The combat is painstakingly awkward. The graphics are so terrible that theyThis game crushed my soul. It's got a dead, massive, empty world. The combat is painstakingly awkward. The graphics are so terrible that they make you want to gouge your eyes out, and inserting the expansion pack only gives you framerate stutter for some reason. The music isn't great, and it's usually not present any. There are almost no sounds except for your own headache-inducing footsteps for hours on end. And for all of your effort wandering around the bland world aimlessly, fighting banal monsters over and over again, your main character never stops looking like an embarrassing dweeb. Still, I might be insane, but the story was actually passable. If it could be remade with modern graphics, filled with sidequests, some way to let you know what to do next, and a good battle system, I see it being extremely enjoyable. Full Review »
  3. Oct 31, 2011
    7
    not that bad, animation really hurts and combat is not succesfull but was a really ambitious project for the 64 which was great for its time