and Reviewed by Mariusz Mlynski
Last Battle was one of the first games I played on
the C64, and whether I want it or not, some fond
memories of mine are attached to it. I liked it back in
the 90's (and my brother broke a joystick on this game),
but now that I have played it again, I must admit
that it's rather mediocre. Fights become boring pretty
quickly, the gameplay has undeniable flaws (with a
stupid trial-and-error element), and the dialogues are
among the dullest I have ever encountered in a computer
game (I didn't really pay attention to that in 1993,
because I didn't know English very well back then ;).
see about the ending...
Shee-yit! He's turned
Ah! that's better (",)
"This is the place
where I die"
COOL! An animated horse
and rider (",)
A cloudy night ...
... turns into a
beautiful clear night with a sky full of starts - The
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I played through 4 chapters that this game consists of,
and defeated the main enemy - Garokk, twice in the last
stage. I did use the unlimited life cheat, though, since
I couldn't afford to spend more time on this game to
master it. It wouldn't have been worth the effort,
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Defeated Garokk makes some not very inspired statement:
"this is the place where I die" (as if it wasn't obvious
enough), says a farewell to our hero, and flies up the
screen (hmmm, I always thought the hell was the other
way?). Then we can see Aarzak majestically travelling on
a horse across the saved land, as clouds move along,
night falls, stars shine in the sky, etc. Finally, the
chapter 1 is reloaded in case you're a masochist and
want to play it again.
COMMENTS: Honestly, I had expected the worst (eg.
some more dialogues). :) Actually, it isn't bad at all,
and the ending scene is quite atmospheric, accompanied
with a nice tune composed by Neil Crossley. It gives you
the feeling of a well-done job, without that
"congratulations, now sit patiently and read the entire
MARIUSZ'S FINAL SAY:
VINNY'S SAY: I just
wanted to back up Mariusz's comments and say that I too
enjoyed this rather cool ending - it looks and sounds
good and is a very well produced ending. I would have
given it 8/10.
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