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  • Summary: Young Alaron is on a quest to discover the truth about himself, his name, and his heritage. Traveling to far and distant lands, pursued by forces he cannot understand, danger lurks around every corner. Alaron and his companions will seek to fulfill his destiny as the greatest mage ever known!
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  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  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. 60
    An unstable mix of ambitious ideas and poor execution makes Aidyn a case of too little, far too late.
  3. 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.
  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.
  5. 42
    The scope of it was too large and led to a really -- and I mean really -- tedious experience. It has no way of pulling you into the story or gameplay.
  6. A mixed bag of game design that's too complex for casual gamers and far too irritating for hard core RPG fans.
  7. This is the crappiest RPG that I have ever played in my life. We all know that the N64 is limited when it comes to RPGs, but it appears that THQ didn't even try to make a decent game.
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  1. Positive: 23 out of 34
  2. Negative: 8 out of 34
  1. Oct 31, 2011
    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
  2. Jan 19, 2014
    This 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. Expand

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