Discord Times

Discord Times


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 8 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.3
File Size:
9.34MB
Date Added:
July 24, 2006
Price:
Free to try (100-minute trial); $19.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
10,803
Downloads Last Week:
6
Additional Requirements:
DirectX 7.0 drivers

Editors' review

In this colorful Ultima-style role-playing game, you play a knight, a ranger, or an archmage who roams the countryside performing quests, collecting strongholds, and exacting tribute from awed peasants--but don't feel guilty: the forelock-tugging common folk are happy to give you money. Really! Besides, you'll need cash to hire retainers ranging from infantrymen to nuns. The medieval tale, set in Ramen Kingdom, strikes the occasional note of unintentional comedy, such as when a noble lord informs you a quest's outcome is utterly excellent. Though we ran into an apparently impassable obstacle in the training level, we had no trouble diving right into the main campaign. Discord Times' gameplay is straight out of 1993, but it's surprisingly addictive. You won't get too far with the one-and-a-half-hour demo, so don't be surprised if you find yourself shelling out $19.95 for the whole shebang.

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  • All Versions:

    4.0

    out of 8 votes

    • 5 star: 6
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
  • Current Version:

    3.0

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 5 stars

    "Amazing game"

    August 17, 2008   |   By spd347

    Version: Discord Times 1.3

    Pros

    Difficulty of this game is its major plus point. You have to walk a narrow line so to speak to be able to complete the quests. Many times I had to restart a mission from scratch because of the mistakes I made. I played this game for 1,5 months and I went through all the missions and in each mission I played for each character (with the exception of the Trein's Issue - there you have to be a knight). Once you know how to play this game, it becomes relatively easy. But in the beginning it was very hard - in the War in Ramen Kingdom I couldn't get through the beginning for a week.

    Very often what happens is when you waste your time, computer will send you an enemy that would be impossible to destroy. So be aware that many quests have a time limit. For example, in Trein's Issue if you focus too much on the local neighbour lords, the Undead Armies will escape from the gate and then you wouldn't be able to finish the mission.

    My friend played a Russian version of this game and it has one more mission! I think it's called a "Scary Fairtale" or something like this. He said he could hire there a ghost! Damn, I want this scenario too!!!

    Those who complain about money - money is not really won by going to villages, it's won in battles most of the time. Sometimes you can hire a "free" character - meaning you won't have to pay him daily, maybe only initially. Use and develop those...

    Cons

    It's hard to find anything I don't like, I wish there would be more missions included. And also, it's addictive, played through several nights...

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  • 1 stars

    "It had promise"

    January 18, 2008   |   By smac971

    Version: Discord Times 1.3

    Pros

    Good interface, like the design

    Cons

    ***Impossibly Difficult**** - so frustrating because you have no real chance to win -- Choppy english makes it difficult to understand

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  • 1 stars

    "Impossibly hard, poor gameplay"

    August 21, 2007   |   By zaphnod

    Version: Discord Times 1.3

    Pros

    Looks great, sounds good, concept is very nice. Lots of details to get into.

    Cons

    I'm a veteran gamer - hell, I used to write them professionally - and this game is impossible to win. There are a number of annoying features, but basically it comes down to cash flow not equaling expenses. Raising an army costs hundreds of gold, but you'll only get 50 or so a day. There's no random mobs to hunt, no way to earn money, and you'll get quests thrust upon you that mean taking out defended castles with guys 3 levels above your own. Don't do the quest? You will generally die anyway. Fuuuuuun. This is so not worth $20.

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  • 5 stars

    "Fantastic game"

    July 25, 2006   |   By em45

    Version: Discord Times 1.3

    Pros

    Easy to get to the know the game although it still remains challenging. A simple idea that works really well to ensure hours of enkoyable gameplay

    Cons

    Having to constantly go back to viallges to obtain gold is a minor irritation but this doesn't affect the overall greatness of the game

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