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Nikopol: Secrets of the Immortals

FlayFlay Registered User regular
edited September 2008 in Games and Technology
It seems this game has flown completely under the radar, so much so that it doesn't even have a wikipedia article for me to quote. From what I can gather this is an adventure game based on the graphic novel trilogy by Enki Bilal called The Nikopol Trilogy.

The IGN review can be found here. They gave it an 8.2/10, which in my eyes is a fairly respectable score. The endgame, according to them;
IGN wrote:
Where many adventure games get discouraging when you're stuck, Nikopol: Secrets of the Immortals is one that feels like a challenge worth taking on. It's fun to look at, fun to play, and it's even fun to call someone you feel might be a bit smarter than you and drag them over to look at a tricky part. If it didn't rely quite so much on the context of The Carnival of Immortals, I'd call it a must-play for PC adventurers.

The demo may also be found at filefront, gamespot, fileplanet, fileshack, or you could simply do a google search and find another mirror.

I don't know about anyone else, but as an advocate of adventure games this one might be well worth a shot. The movie, immortal, based on the same comic book series wasn't bad, and if that's any indication of the quality of the plot then colour me interested. Has anyone given this a try, and can account for it's worth? I'm downloading the demo now, so I guess we'll see in time.

EDIT: Update with screens;

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  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Shit, can I have this moved to the 'Games and Technology' forum? Sorry 'bout that.

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  • EvilBadmanEvilBadman DO NOT TRUST THIS MAN Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    This looks nice for a game I've never heard of.

    Sleeper hit, maybe. I'll try this demo.

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  • The Lord of HatsThe Lord of Hats Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Looks interesting. Downloading the demo now.

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  • ImpersonatorImpersonator Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    EvilBadman wrote: »
    This looks nice for a game I've never heard of.

    Sleeper hit, maybe. I'll try this demo.

    Yeah, I feel the same :o

    Just yesterday I tried Penumbra and I was all like 'Shit, this game is great! How come I've never heard about it!' I guess my reaction is the same :)

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  • CherrnCherrn Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I like the comic a lot. It's very surreal, and the art is awesome. I haven't seen the movie, though.

    I knew this was being made, but my hopes for the quality of adventure games aren't that high any longer. But, hey, an 8.2 is pretty good (even if it is IGN), so I hope my fears are unfounded. It's definitely an awesome setting, so it could be good.

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  • muninnmuninn Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Actually 8.2 for an adventure game is bloody fantastic!

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  • GlalGlal AiredaleRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Oh, holy shit, I just realized where I knew the name from. Totally getting this. <3

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  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Well, I just finished the demo, and I have to say I found it to be quite a satisfying experience. Often I wind up starting off an adventure game and then giving in to the siren call of the walkthrough part way through (at least in the case of Grim Fandango the storyline made it all worthwhile nonetheless), but in this case the demo seemed to hit the right balance between frustrating difficulty and fiendish cleverness. However, I do get the impression that the plotline would be much easier to follow for one who has read the graphic novels (which after playing this I'm seriously considering getting my hands on). Everyone who loves adventure games should give this a try.

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  • LordOfMeepLordOfMeep Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Glal wrote: »
    Oh, holy shit, I just realized where I knew the name from. Totally getting this. <3

    Did where you remembered the name from happen to have anything to do with this guy?

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  • GlalGlal AiredaleRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    No, but I do want to rewatch the whole series in a single sitting now.

    Again.

    Ass.
    <3

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  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Damn, I'm not entirely sure if this'll be available for purchase in Australia, which is a shame... :|

    EDIT: Man, now I really need an adventure game fix. I haven't given dreamfall a try, so I might give that a go.

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  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I got my hands on a copy of this, and so far I'm enjoying it. I seem to be stuck early on in the game however...
    For some reason I can't seem to exit the room with the paintings, after moving the bookcase in front of the bedroom door, without the monster smelling and killing me. I don't suppose anyone has a solution to this?

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