||(Win95/98/ME/XP) (Retail) (FORGOTTPR)
Publisher: Ransom / DreamCatcher
ESRB Rating: Everyone
It was a time of adventure, a time of romance and a time of magic.
It is New Orleans, circa 1930. The sudden and unexplained disappearance of
Richard Haliburton, the famous archaeologist and explorer, has brought you to
the notorious French Quarter during the heyday of New Orleans voodoo.
Your search for the clues to Haliburton's disappearance will lead you into
the heart of something much more sinister than you expected.
Discover the ties between your world and a series of unspeakably powerful
artifacts that were created by an unknown race and locked in time...
Immerse yourself in a world rich in fantasy and adventure
Piece together a mystery that will challenge your wits and test
Discover secret passageways and explore the mysteries that lie
Discover thrilling plot twists and astonishing revelations as the
Encounter beautifully detailed 3D scenes and animation
Windows 98/95/ME/XP: Pentium 133 MHz, 16MB RAM, 8x CD-ROM drive.
Reviews by Gordon Aplin
"In this first-person perspective game the beginning elements to the story
will be revealed piece by tantalising piece as you explore your surroundings,
read letters and journal extracts and find and use items including the powerful
cards. You will learn that other people are also using the cards, some are even
making their own, and that historical personages such as Aleister Crowley, Tsar
Nicholas II, Anastasia and maybe even Rasputin are somehow involved.
"After you leave the room you will be able to explore a New Orleans street
and a mysterious apothecary shop, but most of the game takes place in the
hotel, Le Monde De Oublies, in two different time periods. The game is quite
atmospheric, I loved the ghostly whisperings that haunted the decrepit,
abandoned hotel of the present day and even when you travel back in time it is
strangely devoid of life, as if everyone had suddenly disappeared in the midst
of whatever they were doing."
"The Forgotten is a game of solitary exploration so there are no
conversations, though you will briefly meet up with Richard at the rather
abrupt ending to the game. Despite its brevity I found it to be most intriguing
and it certainly captured my imagination, but then I do enjoy a good mystery
and I liked the way the snippets of information I discovered slowly revealed
elements of the plot."
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