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ZOOM Obsidian
Sold Out With Prima Strategy Guide
(Win95/Win98) (Retail) (OBSIDIANPR)

RocketScience / SegaSoft

Game

Ratings:

A from PC Games

Hot from Computer Gaming World

A 3D Adventure Where the Rules of Nature Don't Apply

You arrive, a stranger in a strange land. Confused, disoriented, you make your way through the twisted, surreal world in search of your partner, Max. All you carry with you is the knowledge you've grown to accept as the truth. But you're about to discover that what the truth is depends on what world you're in. And in this world, things don't necessarily work the way they're supposed to. In this world, the characters don't exactly do what you might expect them to. In this world, the laws of physics have somehow become contorted: what is up and what is down is merely a matter of opinion. Here, after every perplexing puzzle you solve, another lurks around the corner. And as you unravel each elusive mystery, an even bigger one begins to unfold. The question is, will you put together all the pieces of the puzzle and make the right choice when the time comes.

Features:

Compelling story driven by fantastically unusual and surreal 3D environments and characters

5 CD-ROM's of absorbing exploration take you through 4 dream realms

Challenging puzzles that become your world, as your world becomes a puzzle

Original musical score by Thomas Dolby

The Official Obsidian Strategies & Secrets

Imagine:

5 CDs of mind-bending puzzles

Layers of worlds within intricate 3D worlds

Walls that are ceilings that become floors

A soundtrack so cool it will "blind you with science"

A mission so important that reality itself depends on your choices

You've just imagined Obsidian, the next generation of the surrealistic puzzle/adventure genre pioneered by 7th Guest and Myst. This book is the exclusive, official strategy guide to the game.

If you want to truly explore the world of Obsidian and discover all of its mind-expanding secrets, you'd better have a copy of this book in your knapsack. The hints, tips, and background info in this strategy guide are your only hope for remaining on the path that leads to salvation and sanity.

The Official Obsidian Strategies & Secrets outlines every element of the game:

Simple walkthroughs of each puzzle, world, and realm

Complete cheat codes

Hints, tips, and then the solution for every puzzle

Notes and warnings scattered throughout the book (These give away only enough information to get you unstuck, allowing you to solve the puzzles yourself.)

This book is your guide to all four fantastic realms of Obsidian and their complex stories and puzzles. It lets you look behind the scenes to see how Obsidian was conceived and written, how Thomas Dolby scored the soundtrack, and how Rocket Science managed to create a dynamic 3D environment like no other before it.

This book comes with the retail box version of the game.

Requirements: Windows 95 IBM PC or compatible with Pentium 90MHz processor, 4x CD-ROM drive, 16MB of RAM, 16 bit video, 2MB VRAM strongly recommended, Sound Blaster 16 (Sound Blaster AWE32 strongly recommended).

Reviews:

PC Games, April 1997

"That said, Obsidian is the best graphics adventure I've seen since Myst. It does something that no Myst successor has done successfully: it combines a detailed, puzzle-based plot with eerie, discontiguous images, and dished it all up in startling visual detail - the kind of pinpoint clarity that makes actual dreams seem so real afterward."

"Plot, plenty of unconventional puzzles, remarkable environments, excellent graphics...there's a lot of good stuff here. But above all, it's the meticulous attention to every detail that sets Obsidian apart from other graphics adventures. Like a good novel, the seemingly casual choice of words, setting, character, and narration reveals imagination and conceals the ruthless pruning process that keeps all elements aimed at the creator's intent.

"Obsidian will haunt your memory long after you solve it - and you won't be able to put it away until you do."

Computer Gaming World, April 1997

"The year is 2066. You are an environmental scientist working with your parner, Max, on a project to clean the Earth's heavily toxic atmosphere. Everything's peachy until Max is sucked into a mysterious giant rock - and you go in after, to search for your friend in a series of bizarre dream-like realms. What follows is one of the most memorable surrealistic adventures to grace the genre in a long time. Don't let comparisons to Myst scare you off: Obsidian, with a compelling plot, engaging gameplay, outstanding animation, and an honest-to-goodness sense of humor, is actually way better. In a genre riddled with mediocre clones, Rocket Science has unexpectedly created a joyful, edgy original."



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