Incident at Europa
||(Win95/98/Me) (Retail) (THEABYSSPR)
||(Win95/98/Me) (Jewel Case) (THEABYSSPJ)
ESRB Rating: Everyone - Mild animated violence
A Mysterious Power. A Terrifying
Disease. A Mutating Galaxy.
The Hunt for the Cure Begins...
In the midst of a massive terraforming project, the
enigmatic NTI life form has uncovered something deadly: a fast-moving viral
disease left by an ancient alien race to mutate life into its own image. The
virus is intelligent. Adaptable, Predatory. If it isn't contained, all native
life in the galaxy will perish.
As Bud or Lindsey Brigman - the 'Finders' - your mission is
to return to Deepcore and the NTI Ark in search of some answers. Travel to the
alien research lab at Europa Station and meet the NTI Caretaker and all of his
endangered children. Hunt through the twisting passageways of Europa's core for
the cause of the sinister disease. Equipped with nothing but your wits, you
venture into dangerous alien worlds to search for the cure - and fight to
Real-time, immersive first person adventure
Over 50 engaging puzzles and hundreds of rooms to
Four unique worlds provide hours of fascinating
Comprehensive story line is a continuation of the
original movie plot
Classic animated look and feel, minimal violence and a
heroic theme - an ideal game for the entire family
Beautiful cinematic sequences, lush aural soundscapes
and a CD-quality soundtrack intensify the immersive environment
Windows 95/98/Me, Pentium 90 (P133 recommended), 24MB RAM
(32MB recommended), 2x CD-ROM drive (4x recommended).
Adventure, by Stuart Yoder
"... In short, during a terraforming project on Europa, one
of Jupiter's moons, an alien race trying to build a new life for itself has
accidentally uncovered a viral disease that mutates life, including human life.
Your mission is to find a cure for the virus to save the aliens as well as the
humans who are infected..."
"I found the puzzles fun and challenging. The main puzzle
is, of course, to find the three ingredients that combine to make the cure.
Some of the supporting puzzles were unique and very creative. As I mentioned,
The Abyss is a hybrid shooter/adventure game. The shooting consists of
using your weapons to stun the mutants, who are constantly trying to impede
your progress. Since you are just stunning them, you only temporarily stop them
while you try to explore and solve the puzzles. The mutants can kill you, and
probably will several times, so save often. In fact, knowing when and where to
save is essential to success in this game. Save often and save several
"Now for my two major complaints about the gameplay. First,
and foremost, is the interface. Are you so used to point-and-click that you
just expect it and most likely are getting quite good at it? Well, have I got a
surprise for you. The Abyss uses the keyboard for all movement and
interaction throughout the game. This is very awkward and will take some
getting use to.... Secondly, this game has mazes, and more mazes, and even more
mazes -- too many mazes..."
"Overall, I enjoyed the challenge of The Abyss. I
just couldn't sleep until I found those three ingredients for the cure. The
shooter fans may not like that they are just stunning the mutants and not
killing them, and the adventurers may not like the shooting, but I think Sound
Source got the balance right. For all you adventurers who are not good
shooters, just save often! Did I mention you should save often?"
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