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Friday, November 06, 2015

The Immortal

A thinking man's Diablo!

Well, yes and no. We are a wizard who has been asked to help another wizard in a spot of bother. He is called Mordamir and somehow thinks your name is Dunric, which it isn't. Will you still help him? Of course, you will even though we find out that means exploring creepy dungeons infested by hideous nasties.

Are you still feeling brave? Stop. Don't lie. Be absolutely sure before you decide to play this brutal game. Okay, then it's time for clean underwear as we venture forth into the realms of myth, sorcery, and brutal violence!

Feel safe walking around down here? Well, you shouldn't!!

Learn how to battle and defeat your foe. And why not chat to the locals?

Darkness, monsters and traps!

The Immortal is a scrolling isometric adventure set within a creepy labyrinth of unforgiving traps and ghastly horrors. In fact, it's these characteristics that will torment even the most experienced adventurer and you will most definitely witness the bloodiest of deaths. This isn't a game you can complete quickly as its design dictates a need for a determined player. And one who will fall victim to many gruesome deaths to learn the ropes.

Lurking within the labyrinth are trolls, goblins and lots of other scary creatures with some have exquisite names, like The Shades. These you encounter early and are a life form that hides in the darkness, only casting a faint shadow under a firelight. Are you scared yet? You should be, this game is callous and ruthless.

There's a certain prince in Persia that would love one of these!!

Watch your step!

You will die and die and die!

Each room is unique and has its own battles, treasures, and pitfalls - so think first, be vigilant and always on your guard. The good news is that you can often avoid a confrontation by being stealthy, but brave warriors can always use their weapon or even conjure magic spells to beat their foe. Expect your endurance to be tested to the full by each level's cruel traps which are often hidden. Argghh, there so many bloodthirsty traps!

Exploration is the key to success, so examine everything that may help later on and learn these rooms. Finally, don't forget to rest, if you see a straw bed then take the time for forty winks, gain a little health and maybe even an enlightening dream. There is no save function instead, the successful wizards are awarded level passwords. Yes, this might seem disappointing but it forces you to tread carefully, thus making a knowledgeable adventurer.

Even the monsters appear to hate each other!

I'm going for a boat ride - whitewater madness style!!

The CryptO'pinion?

The Immortal is a groundbreaker due to a gripping storyline, eerie atmospheric and captivating deeds. Mix that in with both RPG and arcade elements and it's apparent why I love this game. An extremely excellent game offering hours of agonising pleasure as you uncover its secrets. The Immortal is cruel yet so highly addictive!!

Download for floppy or hard drive.

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