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ZOOM Sacrifice
Sold Out (Win95/98/00) (Retail) (SACRIFPR)

Publisher: Shiny / Interplay

Game

- Animated violence and blood

                

The Holy War Is Over

The Demons of Gologotha have been banished, yet the cost has been terribly high. The Creator, God of the Fyllid, has been defeated and the faith of the people has begun to wane. Petty squabbles among the five remaining Gods has caused the land to split into five mystical territories - each at war with one another. Into this divided land steps a wizard, a man haunted by his past, whose choices will shape the future. Which God will he choose? Will he sacrifice himself to change this world for the better, or will what remains of this world be sacrificed for one God's glory?

Please the Gods and be granted unique spells and abilities. Cast over 50 devastating spells and summon over 50 terrifying creatures.

Pledge service to one of five mighty Gods who is the source of your power and your guide in your Holy Mission.

Command armies and fight along side them. Cast deadly spells amidst the action to aid your troops in battle.

Explore the dynamic, freeform, single-player campaign as you sell your services to the Gods. Cast spells that alter the landscape and weather to turn the tides of war.

From the ruins of the battlefield, harvest the souls of your defeated enemy to summon and strengthen your army of fierce creatures.

Battle with up to 4 players over the Internet or LAN on a dynamic, ever-changing battlefield.

Requirements:

Required: IBM or 100% compatible Pentium II 300, AMD K62 550, AMD K63 450, Windows 95/98/00 and DirectX7.0a, 64MB RAM, 4x+ CD Drive, 650MB hard disk install size, 8MB D3D DirectX certified video card, DirectX certified sound card, multiplayer requires Internet or LAN connection.

Recommended: IBM or 100% compatible Pentium II 450, AMD Athion 450, AMD Duron 650, Windows 95/98/00 and DirectX7.0a, 128MB RAM, 4x+ CD Drive, 650MB hard disk install size, 16MB D3D DirectX certified video card, DirectX certified sound card, multiplayer requires Internet or LAN connection.

Supported: MGS-G200, MGA-G400, ATI RAGE 128, 3DFX Voodoo 2, 3DFX VooDoo3, 3DFX Voodoo5, 3DFX VooDoo Bonshee, Nividia GeForce 256, Nividia GeForce2 GTS, Nividia Riva TNT, Nividia Riva TNT2.

The Game

In Sacrifice, players control a wizard and battle up to 4 other wizards in various landscapes ruled by Five Gods. These landscapes are vast, floating islands, whose composition and architecture are defined by the Gods themselves. The wizards can cast spells to summon creatures to fight for them or simply opt to destroy their opponents and their creatures using attack magic in the form of over 50 different spells. It is even possible to cast spells that harness the elements to alter the landscape or the weather system, plunging your opponents into a newly created canyon, or blasting them with a bolt of highly charged lightning. The only rule is that if your Altar (i.e. home base) is destroyed, then your game is over.

Unlike other real time strategy games Sacrifice does not emphasize complicated resource management and technology trees. Although resource management does exist in Sacrifice it is streamlined to be simple and consume very little of the time spent playing the game. Sacrifice places the emphasis squarely on combat and it is through combat that players gain additional resources and gain access to new creatures and spells. Your enemies' untimely demise allows you to steal their souls allowing you to bring your minions to life.

Complementing this emphasis on combat is the technology behind Sacrifice. Sacrifice allows players to experience a real sense of scale as it places them down on the battlefield to witness the destruction of massive towers and the birth of titanic creatures. All of these factors combine to provide the player with a real sense of immersion allowing them to concentrate on combat, providing a faster and more rewarding game experience.





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