Where to start with Lucienne’s Quest. I was one of the rare kids who had a 3DO, even rarer still I owned this title. I had no idea it was as rare as it was, or I would
have never sold it in some red-neck, tractor pull auction with all my other 3DO games and system for a few bucks. I was always a fan of RPG games dating back to Dragon Warrior and Final Fantasy titles for the NES.
After playing titles such as Lunar for the Sega CD, I was hooked on Role Playing Games, and was looking for a great one for the 3DO. I found one at a local Babbage’s. Once again if I knew how rare the title was, and that it was sold for hundreds of dollars on Ebay, for pennies on the dollar.
The game was very good for a standard RPG in those times, and on the 3DO the best there was in my eyes. Lucienne’s Quest was the 2nd RPG for the 3DO made by Mirco Cabin, the first being Guardian War, which I also owned and played.
Lucienne is a young lady, working as a mage apprentice. A fellow named Elgort comes to ask for help for his village people who were attacked by were-wolfs and cursed with lycanthropy. Lucienne could help Elgort (also a werewolf) find a cure. They start their adventure and meet a vast array of characters, some who join their team for various purposes, ultimately to defeat Death Shadow.
Lucienne’s Quest had to be one of the first Role Playing games, with full 3D dimensions and sprites. They were nice looking and detailed for its time. The battles were all fought in a traditional Turn Based style, but were definitely geared towards strategy. The game also featured a pretty cool Day/Night system, think how this could come handy or work against you when surrounded by werewolves.
I cant complain much. My only gripe would be leaving a dungeon and re-entering it, only to face the same battles when you first visited the level, though this was common in some RPG titles.
Overall I would like to give this title a solid B. The graphics were memorable for its time, the story was average to above average, and the musical scores were that of any good RPG. After Retro Relaying this title, I found it to be as good as I remember.