Nicolas Eymerich - The Inquisitor - Book 1 : The Plague
A will of steel, a heart of stone, intelligence as sharp as a knife, and wisdom as deep as oblivion. Play a remorseless character to live an original story inspired by the famous novel of Valerio Evangelisti.
User reviews: Mixed (29 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 30, 2014
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"The Inquisitor: Book 1 – The Plague works great as an adventure game if you’re itching for that classic adventure fix."
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About This Game

A will of steel, a heart of stone, intelligence as sharp as a knife, and wisdom as deep as oblivion.

Eymerich is called upon to investigate an obscure case. Something that goes way beyond heresy, revealing a new face of Evil. He must tackle a great number of arduous tasks and make many painful choices. Terrible creatures await him, but with his burning determination he will overcome a Plague that is deadlier than his worst possible nightmare.

Play a remorseless character to live an original story inspired by the famous novel of Valerio Evangelisti.

KEY POINTS:


  • Numerous unique riddles and environments rich in details
  • Numerous easter eggs to find
  • Sound effects immersives atmospheres and enchanting original musics
  • Voices in English, Italian
  • Texts in French, English, Italian, German, Spanish

BONUS:


  • Voices and texts in Latin for a best experience!
  • Divine's Help system to save player to get stuck

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP/Vista/Seven/8
    • Processor: 2 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.5, 10.6 ou 10.7
    • Processor: 2 GHZ Intel Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
First things first, this is definitely a niche game. If you're not a fan of medieval historical fiction, Latin, or truly insane levels of ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ry, don't buy the game, or buy it on sale.

The Awesome:

  • You can play the whole game in Latin.
  • The story. It interested me enough that I have a sudden burning desire to learn Italian just so I can read the novel this was based on (sadly, the novels were never translated into English)
  • The easter eggs. I'm pretty sure at least half of the achievements are for finding the easter eggs in the game.
  • The main character. He's such a snarky ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥. He was downright happy when he tricked the guard into taking poison. And the levels of snark when he talks to the Inquisitor General are off the charts
  • The scenery. It's truly gorgeous, I guess to make up for the character models.

The Meh:

  • Clicking on things. Tiny things. Tiny things that apparently are about three inches to the left of where you think they are so you end up madly clicking over the entire screen to find that ONE PIXEL THAT WILL LET YOU FINISH THE PUZZLE. Or you can use the TAB key and hope for the best. This was really only a major problem when I had to inspect the corpse towards the end of the game. Eventually I just madly hit TAB until I heard new dialogue, because clicking was getting me nowhere
  • Not being able to pick things up until you need them for a specific puzzle. This results in a lot of backtracking, but it can be fun because it's kind of like a game of memory. Now, where did I leave that rubber chicken?

The Truly Horrible

  • The character models. Sweet jesus they're terrifying.
  • The final puzzle. Calling it a puzzle is kind of an affront to puzzles. Clicking letters and then click-dragging Greek letters overtop of their English counterparts and then scraping gunk off good ol Nick's face is NOT my idea of a good time. It's filler, and I think they would have been better off juyst neding with a dream scene instead of trying to cram another puzzle in.

I originally bought this game because it listed Latin as one of the languages you could play in. I wasn't expecting a whole lot out of the game, especially after reading some of the reviews. That being said, if you ignore the little annoying bits and pay attention to the story, it's actually pretty fantastic. Just don't get your knickers in a twist about ugly people and the sometimes-tedious puzzles and you'll be fine.

8/10 do recommend, and I'm definitely playing it again to see what other easter eggs I can unearth!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
The most striking thing about this game is just how totally unique it is. The setting, the main character, the subject matter, are all things you really don't see in video games. And for the most part, the game succeeds in bringing you into its dark, plague-devastated world of desperation and madness.

Other reviewers have touched on the negatives. Some of the backtracking can get pretty annoying because actions become available that weren't possible in earlier trips through a given area. But that isn't too unusual for this kind of game. Even if you end up having to use a walkthrough, it is still worth it just to get through to more story and atmosphere. But overall the puzzles are not too hard to figure out.

Make sure you play it in Latin! I think it really makes for a totally different experience. The main character is pretty much a reprehensible, predatorial guy from the start, so don't approach the game looking for a warm and fuzzy time. You may not sympathize with him, but you will probably want to keep going to find out what he will do next.

If you have any interest in medieval times, religious history, or just dark, atmospheric, intriguing adventure games, I really don't think you can go too wrong with this one. After playing this I'm definitely looking forward to the rest of the series.
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18 of 24 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 7, 2014
A good adventure, especially if you appreciate a right amount of black humor.

The dialogues are the main strength of the game... as well as its weak point, it certainly will not be appreciated by all those with the "skip button syndrome".

If you love the adventures I recommend you to give it a chance!

P.s. Play it in Latin. Sooo cool!
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31 of 50 people (62%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 3, 2014
*SPOILER ALERT*
Long-drawn and has bugs.
The game has potential for those that likes to sit at the computer and watch long cartoonish cinematic dialogue sequences. Dialogue sequences that in theory can be skipped easily but that in reality gives the plot information and a lot of the "game play experience"...
Game looks as it in general has a rather locked progession path that one needs to follow (as opposed to being open worlded) , it is possible to pick up (some ?) items prior to having the need to use them...
The general logic of the game seems so so - as I knew I needed "A stick" but couldn't get the guy to pick it up , then having to use "hint function" only to see him going to another place and pick up "A stick"...
In Book with goals the lower left text can not be read when too many goals are listed , depending on what you can't read this is more or less of an annoyance.
Finally , at %27 of completed game play the guy needs a certain item , game not being that logical to me - or item not shown or not available - I used hint function , the guy goes to pick something up at a place where there is shown nothing if using cursor to "scan" area . When keep using "hint function" the guy keeps going back to the area to pick up something "invisible" that is either not there or he is not able to place in inventory that got X items in it already...
Based on my experience then, at least at this point , there is no way that I will recommend this game to other people...
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 12, 2014
I am a big fan of adventure games and this one really stands above others thanks to its unique dark/mysterious universe and amazing storytelling. The character of Nicolas Emerich is just awesome! The game is challenging enough but there is some help given when you are really stuck on a puzzle.
I strongly recommend to play with Latin voices, they give even more depth and immersion ! This is definitely the coolest feature!
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16 of 28 people (57%) found this review helpful
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 7, 2014
I found this game very well made for the ambientation an the storical and language reconstructions. The Inquisitor is really well characterized, many of the minigames are funny and well structured, in essence thig game give you what people expects from a point and click game. At times the length of the dialogues makes it slow and the price is a bit high for the lenght.
Overall though it is a really nice game, recommended!
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6 of 13 people (46%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
Magnificent story, but awful ending.

This is a fantastic experience until the disappointing ending. We play one of the greatest figures in the history of Christendom and the setting is perfect. The terrors and degradation that great Christian martyres such as Nicolas Eymerich had to edure and cleanse were many and he goes about eradicating festering filth very well.

The dialogue is a major plus as we are treated to wrods of wisdom throughout and the voicework is done perfectly as it really gives you a feel for how life was at that time for the church brethren.

The plot contains one of the worst heresies of Christendom, Catharism, though this abomination is not dwelled upon for too long. Fortunately, the evilsof Catharism was wiped out after a magnificent siege of their mountain stronghold.

While the story, characters and voices are brilliant, some of the controls are sticky as I would have to keep clicking on things a number of times and also there are lots of triggers that open up items to collect, even though you know you will need them earlier, but they can't be collected till needed. I never did understand the chicken and the pulley though.

I had to use the cross (auto complete) on some of the puzzles as they were tricky, mainly due to the game mechanisms being not totally user friendly.

It was a wonderful experience until the awful ending, which kind of made no sense and just appeared to end really abruptly, with a message about the next installment.

I really hope the next chapter comes out soon.

The main character was the writer of a magnificent early work that was the forerunner to the great Malleus, that helped to reduce the fetid stench of witchcraft in the Middle Ages.

If only we had people in the church today as charasmatic and effective with vile heresy, Islam, the position of women and the filth of the modern world that plagues us constantly.

A highly recommended experience.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
Pretty much nice adventure, allthrought I must say I did get nicely surprised monamastery and then disapointed in the end. Its pretty much impossible to finish it without manual since game itself doesnt help you much and sometimes blocks completely legit actions- which are required to proceed further anyways in later stages.

6,5/10
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
Another game where I wish steam would allow us a rating out of ten, rather than plain good/bad.

If this had been a whole game (as opposed to no 1 in a series) I'd be recommending it wholeheartedly. But on finishing the game you will be annoyed to discover that it is chapter 1 in a series of... I'm guessing..... at least 4 games.

I have just noticed chapter 2 has been released and so now there is hope that the plot might be completed. So fingers crossed, one day the whole game will be available. At that point I would recommend it. It is a dark, well written, story rich point and click with some complex characters and good puzzle design.

I can't recommend it now as lots of us are really annoyed at episodic games that never get finished.
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 13, 2014
An unusual character for an original story. Already loved the book, the game is a good adaptation even if it could have been technically better. Can't wait to get the next game of the saga.
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 19, 2014
Simply so bad that is pointless to describe all the bugs, errors, strange behaviors of it...

Also, is pretty short, for a 15 € adventure game!

And the graphics is at least 10 years old, possibly more!

Could be a really nice story, the only strong point, but... overall a poor attempt.
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2 of 8 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 15, 2014
ahah I love how badass this prest can be!!
graphism are just ok but story is pretty nice, I'll try the book after the game ;)
I'm a big riddles fan and the 3 or 4 last puzzles are tricky but I loved them
a classic adventures game with no special gameplay but Latin sub are a pretty fun feature!
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2014
good but buggy.
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10 of 29 people (34%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 4, 2014
This game is a completely illogical piece of crap that wants you to do things it then wont allow you to actually do.
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1 of 10 people (10%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2014
Really really poor.
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5 of 20 people (25%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 24, 2014
To put this succinctly as possible, this game sucks and its main characture is of such a rabidly intolorant characture as to make this game a distinct displeasure. If I had met such a person as this Eymerich in person, in real life, I would rather see him dead than suffer him.
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2 of 18 people (11%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 26, 2014
Bad Game.
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