• Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Mar 14, 2001
Aidyn Chronicles: The First Mage Image
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7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 44 Ratings

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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  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.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 34
  2. Negative: 7 out of 34
  1. DanielV.
    Jan 9, 2002
    10
    The best game ever!!!
  2. JohnM.
    Jun 12, 2005
    10
    Ok to sum it all up dont play this game if you are the type of gamer who likes fast paced games but if you have time on you're hands GET Ok to sum it all up dont play this game if you are the type of gamer who likes fast paced games but if you have time on you're hands GET THIS GAME!!! i am in love with this game it is my favroite game i even have dreams about playing this game i even bought 2 copy's just incase i lost 1 or something happend to one GET THIS!!!! Expand
  3. 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 Expand
  4. EJN.
    Oct 27, 2001
    9
    Awesome, the best rpg n64 has yet!!
  5. Jun 29, 2018
    7
    For a console that is seemingly unfriendly towards RPGs, Aidyn Chronicles sure is a meaty RPG. This was one of the first games I've everFor a console that is seemingly unfriendly towards RPGs, Aidyn Chronicles sure is a meaty RPG. This was one of the first games I've ever played that had deep complex RPG mechanics such as leveling up non-combat skills lock-picking, and Alchemy. For the longest time I never really knew how to play Aidyn Chronicles and I never beaten it and I don't think I ever will. But I have a lot of nostalgia for Aidyn Chronicles..... Yeah. Expand
  6. NB.
    Sep 30, 2008
    6
    This game really needed to wait for the Gamecube, simple as that. Clunky controls, bad graphics, even the textures, Nintendo's saving This game really needed to wait for the Gamecube, simple as that. Clunky controls, bad graphics, even the textures, Nintendo's saving grace with their systems, seem low res and chunky. Switching the game to "hi-res" mode with an expansion pack does nothing aside from lowering the already low FPS to levels so low as to be ridiculous. Not to mention that mere months before release they were still talking about features to be in the game, such as a way to keep party members if they die. All and all it's not a bad game persay, but it really needed to wait for the Gamecube. Doesn't help that in the end it actually had load times of up to 10 seconds between load areas, which just makes the point of cartridges moot. Expand
  7. Jessie
    Jun 20, 2003
    1
    This is the worst RPG ever. The only reason I played through it was because it was so stupid it was funny. It wasn't even worth the five This is the worst RPG ever. The only reason I played through it was because it was so stupid it was funny. It wasn't even worth the five bucks I spent on it aside from laughing at it. Expand

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#4 Most Discussed N64 Game of 2001
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#6 Most Shared N64 Game of 2001