Fra kunsten og historiene til den berømte grafiske romanforfatteren og filmskaperen Enki Bilal, og studioet skapt av eventyrspill-legenden Benoit Sokal kommer Nikopol: Secrets of the Immortals. Satt i Frankrike i år 2023, landet er underlagt en diktator som styrer med absolutt religiøs makt.
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Blandet (226 anmeldelser) - 57% av 226 brukeranmeldelser for dette spillet er positive.
Utgivelsesdato: 7. sep, 2008

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"En utfordring verdt å påta seg. Et av de grafisk beste 3D-spillene i eventyrsjangeren jeg har sett. Det er flott å se på og flott å spille"

IGN — 82%

"Dette er et eventyrspill som hever seg over mengden når det gjelder fengslende spillelementer og fantastisk handling. Det er en akkurat god nok blanding av hjernetrim og dialog, pluss massevis av action."

GameZone — 80%

"Det er profesjonelt gjort med god grafikk, godt stemmeskuespill og utfordrende oppgaver."

JustAdventure — 80%

"Nikopol er et konsist, flyktig sci-fi-eventyr som gir deg rikelig med utfordring. Det er visuelt sett imponerende og et verdig tillegg i din samling av eventyrspill."

CheatCodeCentral — 82%

Om dette spillet

Fra kunsten og historiene til den berømte grafiske romanforfatteren og filmskaperen Enki Bilal, og studioet skapt av eventyrspill-legenden Benoit Sokal kommer Nikopol: Secrets of the Immortals.
Satt i Frankrike i år 2023, landet er underlagt en diktator som styrer med absolutt religiøs makt. Et mystisk skip formet som en pyramide har akkurat dukket opp på himmelen og sent representanter for å snakke med den franske regjeringen.
Som Nikopol vil du befinne deg i en spennende reise for å finne faren din og avverge en farlig konspirasjon. Innviklet i politisk intrige er du fanget mellom to verdener, en av anarki og en av udødelighet.
  • En nervepirrende mental utfordring i et rikt futuristisk univers inspirert av den berømte grafiske romanforfatteren Enki Bilal
  • Som Nikopol må du bruke list og logikk for å beskytte deg selv fra de udødelige sine planer og avverge en mørk konspirasjon
  • Interaksjon med 8 karakterer i 6 forskjellige omgivelser, hver bestående av en rekke settinger
  • Visuelt forbløffende grafikk
  • Fengslende spilldesign
  • Klassisk pek-og-klikk grensesnitt

Systemkrav

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible 128 MB graphics card
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2.5 GB
    • Sound: DirectX compatible audio card
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Publisert: 11. november, 2015
Well, Nikopol: Secrets of the Immortals is a short adventure game based on The Carnival of Immortals - or La Foire aux immortels, the first book of Enki Bilal's Nikopol Trilogy, a series of graphics novels that illustrates 2023 Paris as an incredibly dark political dystopia with science fiction elements. Aside Enki Bilal's genius in depicting the surreal and the grotesque in Nikopol series, this game is a heavily watered down version of the first book, from Nikopol Jr.'s perspective.

It's year 2023. After two nuclear wars, countless political confrontations and casual genetic mutations, the world has become disease-ridden and post-apocalyptic. We take the silent, oblivious artist Nikopol Jr.'s perspective as puppeteered elections for the nation of Paris approaches. He is a silent romantic in a degenerate era. With the appearance of an odd spaceship in the form of an Egyptian pyramid on Paris astroport, Alcide Nikopol's life is about to change drastically.

Before continuing with my review, I have to warn you: if you are to only play this game, without reading comics first, I suspect that you would be capable of understanding anything. As a stand-alone game, story presentation is mismatched and rushed. It is more than likely to complete the whole game without understanding anything about the affairs going around. The setting is not well-presented enough to capture the grotesque genius of the series and a great amount of characters, events, explanations are completely skipped in this bland interpretation. So if you've found the concept to your liking and got curious, drop the game and get yourself Nikopol Trilogy to enjoy an A+ quality creepy dystopia.

Okay, now we've established the quality difference between graphic novels and the game, I'll focus on the game. Graphics might be considered beautiful in their own displays, and character animations are quite elegant. I especially liked the character designs for Egyptian characters - Horus and Anubis. Voice acting isn't marvelous, and the subtitles being nonexistent doesn't stand in the favor of the game either though.

Well, when we talk about the gameplay, Nikopol has its list of downsides. Without the usage of a walkthrough, it is possible to miss an item and keep playing only to find that you cannot progress anymore due to the item not being available for you to grab anymore. On that department, I suggest saving a lot - which is another issue, with only 10 save slots given. Also, you are capable of dying in a handful of imaginative ways, considering that you are treated as a terrorist by the government from the start of your game. In that sense, no, this is not your casual point and click adventure. Puzzles are usually interesting and imaginative, and they demand prior attention to the storyline, so you have to keep certain facts at mind before trying to handle a puzzle. With the slightest mistake, you are prone to alarming security and getting shot down. Luckily, game restores your position before being shut down every time.

As an adventure game, Nikopol: Secrets of the Immortals isn't anything unique or even interesting, with its grander equivalents around. As an Enki Bilal interpretation, it could present you a brief smile if you are already familiar with his work. If not, go fetch the comic book. Only after reading the original work, if you could say that you are still curious, yeah, go ahead. Otherwise, the game won't mean anything to you.

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71 av 95 personer (75%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
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Publisert: 4. februar, 2014
Beautiful graphics, and interesting premise but the game itself is extremely frustrating. The puzzles themselves are pretty simple, but in addition to the old pixel hunt style, the game doesn't enable the hotspots for items or usable scenery until specific times. Then, just to ramp up the frustration, there are timed puzzles, with the same constraints. Suddenly scenery and items become arbitrarily active or inactive, with little time to experiment and search. Feels like a serving of frustration with a side of screw you from the author. Having a walkthrough helps, but it'll just ♥♥♥♥ you off when you see that your solution was correct -- you just weren't doing it the way the designer wanted you to, and at the right time that the designer wanted you to.
 
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Publisert: 2. november, 2014
Disclaimer: I haven't read the book or watched the movie. This is a review based solely on my game experience.

Short Verdict: A nice, short adventure game with a decent story going on. While it was a fun experience, it's too short and not that awesome to be worth its full price, which is low, by the way--US$ 4.36 (R$ 10,49) on Steam. If you have it already and you wanna play a quick adventure game, by all means, go for it. If you don't have it, I wouldn't spend much money on it. It's good, but nothing special. But don't play it for the story--do it only for the puzzles.

Pros:
  • The story is decent enough for the length of the game
  • Good graphics if you consider when it was released (but nothing special, either)
  • I enjoyed how the first-person view was implemented and how it makes you interact with the environment in this game
  • The timed scenes are really thrilling
  • Most puzzles were nice and set to a decent level of difficulty
  • The world is fairly well-developed and so are the characters

Cons:
  • Way too short--beat it in less than 4 hours
  • The story is a bit all over the place for those don't know anything about Nikopol
  • Some puzzles are frustrating, especially the first timed ones, when you're still getting used to the game
  • There are some illogical things in the game, like a barred door being magically opened minutes later (close to the end of the game)
  • Some plot holes and weird things, like why would a dictator hold elections? Why is everyone doing what they're doing? Nothing makes much sense

Bought on / for: Arctic Bundle by Bundle Stars for an average of US$ 0.36 (R$ 0,89). For this price, yeah, I'd probably buy it as a single game.
 
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29 av 35 personer (83%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
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Publisert: 25. juli, 2014
This game is based on a graphic novel, or a series of 3 graphic novels that later got compiled into one book called "The Nikopol Trilogy" written and illiustrated by a great French author named Enki Bilal. The art in the novel is what stands out the most and is a very dark, gritty, and , industrial, steam-punk(architectural not the lame club scene), and is set in an alternate dystopian future where religions are now all powerful government parties and the ancient Egyptian gods themselves have returned to earth from space in a hovering pyramid spaceship. Despite being gods, with powers seemingly limited only by the imagination, they are still quite flawed sentient beings, who aregue and bicker and play board games to pass the time. They also require fossil fuels to power their spaceship and are stuck hovering over Paris. That is a basic run down of the story line for all you haters out there who "don't get the story line."
Secondly, there is also a pretty popular Sci-Fi film based on the Nikopol story called "Immortal" that came out in 2004. I remember watching it on the Sci-Fi channel a couple times and you can currently watch the full movie on YouTube. I highly recommend it. The movie was directed by the author of the graphic novel Enki Bilal and is actually quite a ground breaking movie in its own right. It revolutionized the art of mixing computer animation with live action. In this dystopian future there is heavy polution, and many people have become sick and prosthetic artificial body parts are not only required for most people, but it is a huge fad like plastic surgery gone haywire, and has become all the rage. So you see these real actors with computer generated parts and they had to film every scene twice exactly the same way. There are also aliens, who are ironically enough, treated just like illegal aliens and have to go through customs and immigration lol.
OK, so , on to the game. This was the first "point and click adventure" game I've ever really played, so it took some getting used to. The fact that this game is pretty closley based on the book and not the movie kept me pretty interested the whole time as it is stuff that happens to Nikopol inbetween the books. Yes the game is hard as hell and I did need a walkthrough on certain puzzles, but honestly, in a world where half the modern games are designed so that a baboon could beat it on hard, it was a welcomed challenge. If you are used to point and click than you know what to expect. This game actually got me into more point and click adventure games such as Myst and a few others. If you are a fan of the movie Immortal(ad vitam) or the Nikopol Trilogy books than this game will blow your shorts off. If not and you kinda liked the crazy dark sci fi storyline, I highly recommend you check out all three.
 
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34 av 45 personer (76%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
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Publisert: 25. november, 2013
The game was... interesting. The story wasn't exactly bad, but i think you need to read the trilogy to fully understand it. I personally haven't and the story didn't make any sense at the start. The game has quite a lot of action for a point & click adventure game. With action i mean that someone might be following you etc. and you need to do bunch of puzzles or move around really quickly so they won't catch you. Puzzles were quite easy and the game was pretty short (Around 4-5 hours, probably a bit longer if you're new to the genre).
 
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