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 (36 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
9 of 10 people (90%) 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
What an obscure point&click -game. The puzzles aren't really all that hard, but some actions have to be executed in a certain (sometimes cryptic) order, which makes it hard to complete the game without resorting to a walkthrough here and there. Navigation is fuzzy. The animations and characters are so unbelievably ugly they're almost endearing. There are so many easter eggs it's enfuriating - just as you think you finally found a pixel that's useful it's yet another dev team logo or a pointless Monkey Island reference.

On the plus side, the story is intriguing, the historical setting is okay, the way they pronounce medieval latin sounds convincing enough, and the protagonist is a bit of an a-hole to say the least, which is certainly something different. The dialogue is the best part of the game. I'm saying thumbs up, because my inner hipster is equally confused and delighted.
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24 of 26 people (92%) 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 a**holery, 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 over top 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 just ending 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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19 of 25 people (76%) 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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34 of 53 people (64%) 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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