||(Win95/98 Only) (Retail) (ATLANTISPR)
B from Just Adventure
A Fantastic New Journey Deep in the
Heart of Atlantis
The appearance of the Super Nova of the Crab in the skies
has awakened the light half of the force. Ten, descendent of Seth, the original
Hero of Atlantis, holds within him the key to the mystery and is bound on an
adventure to Tibet, where he will gradually discover his destiny from a wizened
From quest to celestial journey, his path will be strewn
with traps and enigmas that will have to be solved to re-establish the order
and balance set-up hundreds of years ago. If he fails then the dark half of the
force will be triumphant and will bring back the times of chaos once again.
Atlantis II plunges you into an adventure unlike any other.
Discover beautiful settings, mysterious puzzles, unusual characters and strange
The fantastic world of Atlantis awaits you:
5 massive areas to explore, from the snows of
Tibet to the scorching heat of Central America and beyond.
Over 60 characters modelled in 3D with real-life
movements and expressions!
Totally new Omni Sync technology gives
groundbreaking synchronization of every character's facial expression and
Beautiful graphics, stunning animations and
atmospheric sound effects in lively and enchanting environments.
Windows 95/98 Only: Pentium 200 (PII 233
recommended), 32MB RAM (64MB recommended), 8x CD-ROM drive, 70MB available on
the disc, mouse, SoundBlaster compatible sound card, 2MB video card supporting
65,000 colors (4MB recommended), DirectX 6 (supplied on the disk).
Does not work on Windows XP.
Tom: On the whole, I thought that Atlantis II was better
than the first Atlantis, and the story kept me
involved and interested in the characters, except for the abstract parts near
the end, ... The graphics are indeed the strength of any Cryo game, and
Atlantis II shows that Cryo has continued to focus its efforts on improvement
in this area and they continue to succeed, ... Simply put ... Atlantis II has
some of the best puzzles that I have ever experienced in an adventure game.
Except for the puzzles that accompany those "abstract" portions of the story
that I described earlier in this review, the vast majority of the puzzles
require logical thinking to solve and are integrated nicely into the
progression of the storyline. ... This is a relatively long game in terms of
the time that it will take to play, especially if you minimize your use of a
walkthrough, but if you enjoy traveling to ancient civilizations and becoming
immersed in an engrossing storyline, supported by excellent graphics and
integrated, logical puzzles, then you will be both thrilled and challenged by
the mysteries of Atlantis II. My overall rating for Atlantis II is an A+.
Ray: The creators of Atlantis have truly unleashed their
imaginations, and the result is one of the most visually enthralling games I've
ever played. There are moments of pure transcendent beauty. I won't soon forget
the stone horse that comes to life and gallops on the surface of the sea with
our hero hanging on for dear life. And the creepy jungle of the dead, with its
odd lighting and fungi on steroids, will haunt my dreams for a while. ...
Atlantis II is a game that never fails to entrance the eye and the ear. The
brutally primitive vocal and rhythm riffs during the spider web sequence are
unforgettable. ... Unfortunately, all of this extravagant imagination has its
price, and in Atlantis II the price is coherence. In order to complete many of
the puzzles in this game without a walkthrough, I guess you'd have to be on the
same hallucinogens as the game's creators. Many of the things you have to do to
successfully complete this game simply defy logic. ... As it stands, however,
Atlantis II is merely fabulous, gorgeous, imaginative, and not to be missed.
Maybe we'll get a masterpiece tomorrow, but Atlantis II is plenty to celebrate
today. Final Grade: B
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