February 3, 2015

Zork Nemesis: The Forbidden Lands

Zombie, Inc., 1996

Zork Nemesis is a classical adventure game and more appropriate if called a Myst-Clone with highly logical puzzles and full-motion video blended with superb quality computer graphics. The game is set in the last days of Great Underground Empire and four of the best Alchemists are mysteriously disappeared in the Forbidden Lands. Bivotar, the Royal spy, who was sent after them is also vanished and never returned. Now, it's your turn to embark on this mission to find out the fate of the Alchemists, which you soon discover are slain by a demon named Nemesis. So, now your main task is to finsh the incomplete work that the Alchemist started by getting help from the dead Alchemists' spirits before you become Nemesis' another victim.

Above-average graphics, fully modeled in 3D and blended with full-motion video, portray a very mysterious 360-degree viewable world with ambient music and sound effects. Puzzles are very logical and the game play is quite linear. The game is bit scary at times but traditional Zork humor is fully packed in every situation for ultimate fun and entertainment. If you liked playing other Zork games then this one would throughly amaze you and I highly recommend this game to everyone even if they haven't  played any other Zork games as this is a whole game all by itself.