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5 Stars IFReview Rating Return of Ngurct

IFReviewed by Tom Zuchowski on 2006-05-14 09:46 

Game Profile

Author
Hoyle Purvis

Idiom
English

Authoring System
Eamon

Release Year
1991

IFR Overall Rating
5 Stars IFR Overall Rating
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MAIN PGM Version: 7

Extra Commands: None

Deleted Commands: None

Special Features: None

Playing Time: 45 min.

Reviewer Rating: 5.0

Description: Once again, travelers and people in the area of the old ruined citadel are being attacked by odd creatures and strange robed figures. You had thought the demon exiled from the Earth with the destruction of the medallion.

Could someone have reconstructed the medallion? The King wants you to take a look into the situation. To help you, he has sent runners to find and enlist the aid of those who helped you fight Ngurct before.

This time, the King wants you to wipe out the cult members, recover the reconstructed medallion, and destroy the demon Ngurct. The King will give you 5,000 gold pieces upon the successful completion of your task.

Comment: As you can figure out from the title, this adventure is a sequel to "The Temple of Ngurct", by the Plamondon brothers. Once again, you are tasked to get rid of the demon.

Hoyle is a "hack'n'slash" kinda guy, and this adventure will please people who share his tastes in Eamon adventuring. There is a puzzle or two, but they aren't that tough. Some of the combat, though, is very intense. Be sure that you are well-prepared when you fight Ngurct!

Like all of Hoyle's adventures, this one is solidly crafted with a good map and few errors. It might have rated higher with me, except that there are lots of monsters and artifacts; by the time you reach the final confrontation you will have a following of about two screensfull of companions. Make no mistake, you will need all the help you can get to nail Ngurct, but it got a little tiresome to wade through all those --IS HERE messages after every command. I give this one a (7) for difficulty, mainly in staying alive during combat.

Used with Matthew Clark's kind permition.
Original review available at Eamon Adventurer's Guild Online website.

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