Times of Lore (C64)
|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 Commodore 64 release is the original version of the game.
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The Commodore 64 release has music comparable to the AdLib soundtrack of the DOS release, only with a slightly more "chippy" sound. While the music is very listenable and fitting for the genre, it was poorly executed. Due to the game being so processor intensive, it wasn't able to handle processing music as well. All the music of the game is played at the beginning and ending of the game, but you only get sound effects during actual gameplay.
Galway had the following to say about the sound effects in the game:
|01||Title||Martin Galway||Martin Galway||9:12||Download|
|02||Story, Part 1||Martin Galway||Martin Galway||1:49||Download|
|03||Story, Part 2||Martin Galway||Martin Galway||1:53||Download|
|04||Story, Part 3||Martin Galway||Martin Galway||0:48||Download|
|05||Story, Part 4||Martin Galway||Martin Galway||1:53||Download|
|06||Story, Part 5||Martin Galway||Martin Galway||1:40||Download|
|07||Story, Part 6||Martin Galway||Martin Galway||1:15||Download|
|08||Story, Part 7||Martin Galway||Martin Galway||1:42||Download|
|09||Character Selection||Martin Galway||Martin Galway||3:27||Download|
|10||Ending, Part 1||Martin Galway||Martin Galway||3:17||Download|
|11||Ending, Part 2||Martin Galway||Martin Galway||4:30||Download|
The tracks have been recorded in the same order that they appear in the SID file. They were recorded with SIDPlay 2 for foobar2000 v1.25.
- mobygames.com/game/c64/times-of-lore - MobyGames.
- gamefaqs.com/c64/572050-times-of-lore - GameFAQs.
- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Times_of_Lore - Wikipedia.
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|Notable Personnel||Martin Galway|
|Notable Companies||Origin Systems|