Testament of the King
||(Win95/98Me/XP) (Retail) (VERSAIL2PR)
B from Just Adventure
The affair causing a stir throughout the kingdom of France
and all of Europe is the Spanish succession. Who will King Charles II name in
his will as heir to his innumerable possessions?
It is at this point that Charles-Louis de Faverolles turns
up at the Court of Louis XIV, with neither influence at court nor money. He is,
however, armed with the ambition to become a diplomat, in the hope of being
sent specifically to Spain, where he yearns to be reunited with the maiden
Elvira, his childhood sweetheart.
Taking on the role of this character, you must enter the
Court and acquire its customs. You will need to choose your allies, unfurl
plots involving spies and courtiers, and, in the words of the Minister for
Foreign Affairs; be prepared to perform innumerable services!
The most authentic of historical adventures
A passionate adventure created on the basis of real
events in a perfectly reconstructed period environment.
A new graphics engine with 3D photo-realistic
modelling, enabling total and natural immersion in the story.
Real characters from the Court - and Louis XIV himself
- with whom it is necessary to converse in order to progress through the
dynamic and sound effects that add realism to the adventure.
Puzzles to be solved, situations to be reversed, webs
of intrigue to untangle...
An exceptional cultural reference
Lavish and varied decor: the Chateau, the Grande
Ecurie, and above all, the gardens, with their underground passages and gushing
fountains, including some reconstructions of marvels no longer intact
Games that were actually practised at the Court of the
Sun King integrated into the adventure (lansquenet, mail...)
An information space directly linked to the game,
allowing knowledge to be enriched and details about Castle and Court life to be
An orchestra of 25 musicians directed by the
harpsichordist Skip Sempe, who has specially recorded more than an hour of
music for the game (works by Lully, Marin Marais, Couperin, Campra...)
Windows 95/98/Me/XP: Pentium 350 MHz or higher, 32MB
RAM (64MB recommended), video card with thousands of colors, 8x CD-ROM drive
(24x recommended), Soundblaster compatible sound card 16 bits.
Tested on Windows XP. Requires VERSAILLES 2 22.214.171.124 PATCH
EUROPE ONLY PC-CD to correct Save Game bug.
Adventure by Tom Houston
"Versailles II is a very linear, very historical game that
is heavy on educational content but still manages to provide an interesting and
challenging adventure game for the player. You will travel to locations by use
of a Map feature that will normally give you only one or a minimum number of
choices at each juncture in the game, thus, maintaining the linearity of
movement throughout the game."
"The graphics and animations
are excellent, the music is very complementary to what is happening on the
screen and the puzzles provide a lot of variations by offering historical
insights into popular games of the time and challenging the player to perform
skills and answer quizzes that are appropriate for the unveiling and
progression of the story.
"I enjoyed Versailles II, but then I especially like
"edutainment" games, so I'm relatively easy to please. Having said that, I feel
obligated to say that it didn't "captivate" me the way many other "edutainment"
games have done and I visited Versailles last June, 2001, so
I was looking
forward to the return trip by way of this game."
by Rosemary Young
"Set in 1699 some 14 years after Versailles 1, this game
showcases a slightly different face of Versailles. Instead of being played out
inside the sumptuous galleries and function rooms, on this occasion you are
permitted only a peep into these areas with the stables, the gardens, and
nearby hostelleries playing the major role."
"Versailles II: Testament of
the King is not a difficult game. The puzzles are not difficult and it is very
easy to work your way through the story even though its not fleshed out
much and not always crystal clear..."
"...But Versailles II: Testament of the King isnt
technically an adventure; its heavily weighted towards being an
interactive book as you simply follow along where you are led learning about
Versailles and French customs along the way..."
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