Times of Lore (AST)
|Times of Lore|
- For other versions of this game see Times of Lore
Times of Lore is an action adventure game using a top-down view. You play either a knight, valkyrie, or barbarian who is searching for a way to bring order to the kingdom of Albareth which has slowly fallen into chaos. In order to do this, you must seek out knowledgeable people to give you advice and send you on quests to vanquish the source of the chaos.
Although the setting suggests an RPG, the game is actually a simplified action game. Dialogue is light, you don't have any stats to increase, combat consists of mashing the same button over and over, and there are only a handful of items to collect in the game. Despite its flaws, the game does feature a game world which, at the time, was unprecedented in size. You could move about the entire map freely without loading or having to go in and out of separate town maps.
The Atari ST port is very faithful to the original Commodore 64 version, but with more vivid graphics.
The Atari ST port has music similar to the original only with a slightly less buzz sound and a more tinny sound. While the music is very listenable and fitting for the genre, it was poorly executed. All of the music plays during the beginning and ending cut-scenes leaving the majority of the game silent except for sound effects.
The music from the C64 game was arranged for the Atari ST by Nigel Pritchard. Some of the songs were cut short, possibly to save space or liven them up.
|01||Title||Martin Galway||Nigel Pritchard||7:38||Download|
|02||Story, Part 1||Martin Galway||Nigel Pritchard||0:56||Download|
|03||Story, Part 2||Martin Galway||Nigel Pritchard||1:26||Download|
|04||Story, Part 3||Martin Galway||Nigel Pritchard||1:30||Download|
|05||Story, Part 4||Martin Galway||Nigel Pritchard||1:36||Download|
|06||Story, Part 5||Martin Galway||Nigel Pritchard||1:42||Download|
|07||Story, Part 6||Martin Galway||Nigel Pritchard||1:07||Download|
|08||Story, Part 7||Martin Galway||Nigel Pritchard||1:42||Download|
|09||Character Selection||Martin Galway||Nigel Pritchard||0:21||Download|
|10||Ending, Part 1||Martin Galway||Nigel Pritchard||1:42||Download|
|11||Ending, Part 2||Martin Galway||Nigel Pritchard||2:12||Download|
- Ripper: Unknown
- Recorder: TheAlmightyGuru
- Game Credits:
(Source: Reference Card)
While the game's documentation simply lists the company that did the port, most Atari sites list Prichard as the arranger. Confirmation is still needed.
Source verification is needed.
The tracks have been recorded from the SNDH file and sorted to match the order they appear in the game. They were recorded with JAM For Windows v2.10.
- mobygames.com/game/atari-st/times-of-lore - MobyGames.
- gamefaqs.com/ast/622292-times-of-lore - GameFAQs.
- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Times_of_Lore - Wikipedia.
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|Notable Personnel||Martin Galway|
|Notable Companies||Origin Systems|