The Search for Ulysses
||(Win95/98/Me/XP) (Mini Retail) (ODYSSEYPR)
Take a Voyage Filled With Danger and
Enter into a world of imagination as you journey to strange
lands full of mythical creatures and terrifying monsters.
The terrifying Gorgon, whose glance will turn you to stone,
the monolithic Cyclops with their appetite for humans, and Poseidon, the god of
the sea who will test your worthiness as a hero, are a few of the mythical
creatures you must confront.
Inspired by one of the most widely renowned adventures of
all time, rise to the challenge as you become immersed in the entertaining and
engaging storyline, intriguing gameplay, and easy to use interface which
combine for an experience which will capture your adventurers' soul.
It has been ten years since the Trojan War and still Queen
Penelope waits for the return of Ulysses. Finally, with the kingdom in unrest,
and surrounding lords plotting for her hand, she sends for Heritius, charging
him to search the seven seas for Ulysses and bring him home. So thus begins our
adventure, as Heritius armed with only his sword and his courage, lands on a
Sail away with the Heriseus, on a voyage filled with danger
and discovery. Encounter allies and foes and numerous NPCs, each with
distinctive characteristics and individual personalities. Travel to strange
lands full of mythical creatures to confront the terrifyingly ugly gorgon whose
glance will turn you to stone, the monolithic Cyclops with their appetite for
humans, and Poseidon, the god of the sea, who tests your worthiness as a
A multiple variety of puzzles and unusual challenges await
you in this fully explorable and detailed 3D world. Enjoy the lovely musical
score, unique at each location, while feasting your eyes on a stunning game
environment. The entertaining story line, humorous game play, and easy to use
interface are destined to capture the adventurers' soul in every player.
Windows 95/98/Me/XP: Pentium II 233 Mhz, 64 Mb RAM,
12x CD-ROM drive, 3D accelerator card strongly recommended.
For Windows XP you may need to use compatibility mode on
the setup program in order to install the game. Right click SETUP.EXE on the
CD-ROM, choose properties and then select Windows 98/SE Compatibility.
Quandary Review by
"...Heriseus starts his quest where Ulysses was
last known to be - the fallen city of Troy. As Heriseus, you step from your
boat onto the jetty at Troy, and the Odyssey begins. For me, it almost ended
shortly afterwards. First impressions are important, and my first impressions
were not good. Having worked my way through a confusing (albeit artistic) set
of options screens, I was confronted by the game interface. Fifteen minutes
later I was ready to quit.
" That I didn't is largely because of my general
enthusiasm for Cryo games, and a desire to see how Homer's classic tale had
been brought to life. I ultimately won the interface battle, but it was touch
and go for a while."
"As I said, I did begin to enjoy the quest. The
realm of Ulysses offers scope for the imagination, and some of its settings are
almost surreal. There is a general eeriness about much of the game, and the
soundtrack adds to the atmosphere of the particular scene. Indeed, the sounds
are superb. Given the mythical and mystical nature of the game, some of the
problems posed will require some creative thinking. They are not illogical,
just a bit different - remember, the gods (and goddesses) can do truly
wonderful (and at times capricious) things. The plot has scope for strange and
interesting turns, and Heriseus will be betrayed more than once, by god and
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