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Sebatianos 29-09-2005 05:56 PM

Barbarian II - Dungeons Of Drax
 
Feel free to comment and discuss this game here. Also, if you have any useful tips or tricks don't hesitate to share them with the others! Thanks!

Review and Download (if available)

TheChosen 29-09-2005 06:00 PM

Ugly colours....thats the nicest thing i can say about this game :yawn:

a1s 29-09-2005 06:16 PM

Secret military post. Please ignore. :max:

Data 29-09-2005 06:35 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by a1s@Sep 29 2005, 06:16 PM
uh... Seb? I am 90% positive p999 was revewing this Barbarian (you'll notice the game you have here isn't too bad, and doesn't have the wierd interface problem described.
I agree to that. This game doesn't operate with a mouse at all.

Sebatianos 29-09-2005 06:44 PM

Ay - I remember now... We talked about this very thing a few months ago... But I thought it has been fixed. Working on a way to fix it as we speak. I thought that the mark 1 was too low.

Wanderer 29-09-2005 07:04 PM

Barbarian II was one of my favourite game on commodore64 but this PCversion seems to me a little bit weak in the graphic interface. The 1 point isn't the right way to introduce a new gamer to this marvellous development of the first Barbarian, a real masterwork of the '80. Do you know if the game programmers created also Barbarian III?

a1s 29-09-2005 07:27 PM

Secret military post. Please ignore. :max:

Spoonman 29-09-2005 07:41 PM

Yeah, give us the real thing :) At least that one made me laugh out loud, even though it might deserve a rating of 1

Sebatianos 29-09-2005 07:59 PM

OK - the review has been changed. Iit's been done in a real hurry, so if you find any mistakes (or have anything to add) please let me know!

a1s 29-09-2005 08:07 PM

Secret military post. Please ignore. :max:

Sebatianos 29-09-2005 08:13 PM

Now please - Enough about the mix up - let's talk about the game we have Barbarian II - Dungeons Of Drax.

Blood-Pigggy 29-09-2005 08:28 PM

1 was definatly too harsh for this game.
Glad to see it got a much more deserved rating.

I agree, it improved greatly over the horrid original.

efthimios 29-09-2005 09:54 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Blood-Pigggy@Sep 29 2005, 07:28 PM
1 was definatly too harsh for this game.
Glad to see it got a much more deserved rating.

I agree, it improved greatly over the horrid original.

What horrid original? Barbarian was one of the best game of its generation! Palace created a game that has yet (IMO) to be matched in gameplay (especialy when played against another human).
The original easily gets a 5/5, where this I would give it a 3/5 in a good day.

Blood-Pigggy 29-09-2005 09:56 PM

You crazy?
I played the original on the C64 I admit but 5/5 for the original is still a bit too much.
I'd give it a 2.5, :D .

a1s 29-09-2005 10:01 PM

"the horrid original" is actualy mastertronics Barbarian (which will soon be on this site), and has nothing to do with thies game (i.e. it's not the preqel, just has the same name).
I will have to stop this history lesson, or Seb will kill me. (j/k)

Sebatianos 29-09-2005 10:09 PM

Nope - I'll just invite you to a nice little game of Death Sword - which is the true prequel of this game!
:Titan:

gorkur 30-09-2005 03:07 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Sebatianos@Sep 29 2005, 09:09 PM
Nope - I'll just invite you to a nice little game of Death Sword - which is the true prequel of this game!
:Titan:

Yup.

Mastertronic didn't come near Barbarian methinks.

I really liked the first Barbarian (or Death Sword if you will) but I wasn't really fond of this one.

Ramidel 30-09-2005 04:46 AM

What's with the military communiques? Is there going to be a barbarian invasion soon?:)

Guest 30-09-2005 11:46 AM

The game isnīt so bad for its time (1989).
If you like this genres try also the classics Golden Axe, Gods, Rastan, Unreal (not the 3D game but the old one from Ubisoft), Bert the Barbarian and Deathbringer.

marko river 30-09-2005 12:07 PM

Actually "AXE OF RAGE" is the name of PC version of Barbarian 2, just like "Death Sword" is the name of PC version of Barbarian. Only here they left "BARBARIAN 2" signing in the game.

Truss 25-12-2005 11:57 PM

On the intro screen to the game, Epyx is credited for making this on the PC.

I find that hard to believe as my original of Barbarian II on C64 is made by Palace Software. Epyx was know for making games such as Summer Games, Winter Games etc... I find it *not* likely that they made this...

Regards

Old School Rules!!!& 02-01-2006 12:28 AM

I had this game when it came out in '89. I used to play it everyday............back then I thought it was the best game ever!

Guest 30-05-2007 10:26 PM

the background story about the name change is wrong.

The orginal game was Called Death Sword in some regions only but in most it was called Barbarian , then a few months later Psygnosis released a game called Barbarian aswell...and the mess was started.

Barbarian 2 from palace did the same thing aswell, had 2 names one for some countries (Barbarian 2) and for the others it was named Barbarian II - Axe of rage... Both series (Psygnosis and Palace) had liscensed the name so that was not the problem itself.

As times went on ...sceners and crackers decided to name the files as follows:

Psygnosis games:

Barbarian (+ some undertitle...)
Barbarian 2 (+ some under title...)

Palace:

Barbarian - Death Sword
Barbarian II - Axe of Rage.

Office_Monk 06-01-2008 02:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by marko_river (Post 157224)
Actually "AXE OF RAGE" is the name of PC version of Barbarian 2, just like "Death Sword" is the name of PC version of Barbarian. Only here they left "BARBARIAN 2" signing in the game.

Wrong!

To understand the titles we have to go back to the C64...

"Death Sword" and it's sequel "Axe Of Rage" are the U.S. titles (distributed by Epyx) for "Barbarian" and it's sequel "Barbarian II - Dungeons Of Drax" (games developed by UK based Palace Software).

Hackers/crackers were for a small part guilty in creating some confusion (they did however cause more confusion with International Karate by splitting the game in 1 and 2; this was one game: in International Karate you could choose between 1st or 2nd tournament), then Mastertronic/Psygnosis finished the job confusing all gamers with their inferior title "Barbarian".


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