of the Oracle
||(Win95/98/ME/XP) (Retail) (JEWELSPR)
ESRB Rating: Everyone
from Adventure Gamer
The Quest Becomes Your
Your Quest is to unlock the mysteries of a long-forgotten
Explore an ancient civilization. Immerse yourself in the
brilliant challenges that have perplexed people for millennia.
Approach the magnificent City of Nisus through the Girsu
Gates. Your quest is to gain access to the City, test your skills and become
part of an ideal community. Many before you tried. Most did not succeed.
Rise to the
challenge. Collect the glittering jewels. But always let your wisdom be your
Will you be one of the special few to experience the reward
of Nisus? Success or failure depends entirely on you.
The City Awaits
- A challenging puzzle game for the family
- Stunning 3D visuals and animation
- Hours and hours of engaging game play enjoyed by
- The mystical ambiance will surely captivate all who
- Non-violent family entertainment
Windows 95/98/ME/XP, Pentium CPU, 8 MB RAM (16MB
preferred), double speed or faster CD-ROM drive.
Gamer by Ray Ivey, October 9, 1999
"First of all, even though its just a collection of
twenty-four puzzles in fancy dressing, the fancy dressing is all-important.
Thin as the story is, it creates a wonderful mood. The graphics of the
underground tomb are not exactly beautiful, but they are certainly atmospheric.
The music is absolutely beautiful, haunting and evocative.
"And the puzzles themselves!
What a beautiful collection. Graphically stunning, at times mind-bendingly
challenging and brilliantly conceived, they truly are jewels. Some are
three-dimensional, such as a tricky maze that spans all six sides of a cube.
Some are conceptual, like finding unlikely pairs of a collection of objects.
Even the puzzles that are based on true standards, such as sliders and jigsaws,
are presented in such a beautiful way that you dont care that
theyre not revolutionary."
"There is a built-in hint system that allows you to receive
oblique, but sometimes helpful, comments from a triangular-faced sage that
lives at the top of your screen. Another big plus is that you have a choice of
two levels of difficulty. Even better you can make this choice
puzzle-by-puzzle, rather than having to stick with one choice for the entire
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