Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor PC

  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Sep 28, 2001
Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 19
  2. Negative: 6 out of 19
Buy On
  1. A disk full of bugs, striving to be a slow "Diablo" based on AD&D third edition rules.
  2. 65
    a paradox. Buried deep beneath the myriad of technical and gameplay issues is a real gem of a game that is worth playing.
  3. The interface is also not particularly logical with many character actions being accessible only after you have waded through a number of submenus. This is annoying and will drive you to distraction in combat, until you get the hang of the hot keys.
  4. Features some good graphics and a decent adaptation of D&D's turn-based tactical combat, but the game is primarily an uninspired dungeon crawl, burdened by repetitive gameplay, a cumbersome interface, and some serious technical issues.
  5. Its uninspired dungeons, two-dimensional characters, repetitive gameplay and frustrating technical problems make this one not worth the time or the money.
  6. Unfortunately by offering little to no role-playing experience and by being based on an outmoded and poorly accessed combat system PoR is anything but radiant.
  7. 60
    While there are some bright spots here and there Pool of Radiance seems uninspired and even a little unsure of itself.
  8. PC Gamer
    59
    Be prepared to watch hours of repetitive combat animation. [Holiday 2001, p.92]
  9. The game just has so many problems that I don’t think future patches will help it any.
  10. Although the vagaries of the combat system will test some players, you will get used to it. Despite my grumbles some of the battles towards the end are quite challenging and require a well thought out strategy to get through.
User Score
5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 4 out of 12
  1. MatG.
    Dec 29, 2001
    10
    I give this game a ten because I have been playing it for a month and haven't gotten bored of it yet. I'm on my third way through I give this game a ten because I have been playing it for a month and haven't gotten bored of it yet. I'm on my third way through if beating it, and it's still exciting as when I first played it. Full Review »
  2. Nov 1, 2012
    7
    Problems are aplenty, (lack of story and npcs in general, clunky interface and so on) but that sweet turn based d&d tactical awesomeness addedProblems are aplenty, (lack of story and npcs in general, clunky interface and so on) but that sweet turn based d&d tactical awesomeness added a lot of depth to simple "me vs. zombie nr. 135 and Co." scenarios and pretty much outweighed all those flaws for me. Full Review »
  3. Jan 25, 2012
    10
    This is one of the best RPG games ever, don't buy into the reviews.
    There are no bugs at all, This game is one of my favorites of all times.
    This is one of the best RPG games ever, don't buy into the reviews.
    There are no bugs at all, This game is one of my favorites of all times.

    This is one of the best RPG games ever, don't buy into the reviews.
    There are no bugs at all, This game is one of my favorites of all times.
    Full Review »