The Portable Gamer writes: "I must stress the fact that, despite Black Sigil's shortcomings, I have found this to be an immensely enjoyable RPG experience; more enjoyable than some more recent big-budget RPGs that I shall not name. It's easy to nit-pick the failings. But, if you dig past these small frustrations, you will find a fantasy world full of adventure, danger, and memorable characters. The combat is fun and engaging because of the amount of strategy involved in each encounter. Buy Black Sigil if you want a great throwback RPG from the 16-bit era. Fans of Chrono Trigger or other retro RPG titles should not pass this up".