The Spiritual. The Supernatural. The Skeptical. All are touched upon in Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy. The player is immortalized as a profiler of sorts in this treasure hunt game - a brilliantly vivid historical rendition of the acclaimed quatrains of Nostradamus.
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Release Date: Apr 24, 2014

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“If you’re the type of gamer who enjoys a good, logical mystery within a solid historical framework, I predict you’ll have hours of enjoyment with Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy.”
83% – Just Adventure

“I was both pleased and impressed, as Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy is a solid game with an intriguing story and fun, well-integrated puzzles.”
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About This Game

The Spiritual. The Supernatural. The Skeptical. All are touched upon in Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy. The player is immortalized as a profiler of sorts in this treasure hunt game - a brilliantly vivid historical rendition of the acclaimed quatrains of Nostradamus.

The adventure begins in the South of France as Salon-de-Provence, and its Royal Family fall prey to unfathomable terrors. You play as Madeleine de Nostradame, the daughter of the famous astrologer, author and apothecary as she hunts down an assassin who uses astrology to disguise his crimes as fearsome prophecies. But when past, present and the uncertain future collide…your more logical nature may turn superstitious.

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 800 MHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.6
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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42 of 43 people (98%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 26, 2014
Here is another "old" game that I was very happy to be able to play after so long. I didn't remember most of it anyway.

What I truly love about this game is that most of the puzzles are very logical (and rather simple), unlike the new tendency of adventure games, which are usually based on gathering a lot random items without apparent reason, which you will have to combine (I positively hate pixel hunting), and where you don't always understand what you are supposed to do or, more important, why. In this game, everything you do has a purpose in the story. Futhermore, some of your choices have an impact on your progress (and score).

I liked the story and the artwork so much, that I didn't care that the quality of the graphics was not the last of the last. Oh, and I found a little bug that made me have to restart the game (the importance of saving).

Now, the truth is that it is a short game and the only interest of playing it again would be to try to get a higher score. But I am a sucker for this exact kind of game, so I loved it (and replayed it!).
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21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 26, 2014
As far as point and click games go, I enjoyed it. While the plot was a little... contrived, I did like the theming.

Good:
For the most part the puzzles were enjoyable. My favorite part was the potion brewing.
The enviroments and puzzles are pretty!
Your goals are petty straighfoward, and for the most part it's hard to get stuck.
Astrology! Alchemy! Potions! Stars!

Bad:
Timed puzzles. Those are a sick and cruel joke.
Sometimes it felt like you were relying on dear ol' dad's help too much.
Meh to stiff voice acting.
Controls can cause motion sickness.
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
Good game, some puzzles take a long time (too long in my opinion) to collect all items and mix etc. Did not like having to replay the crumbling cave scene over 25 times just to get through. Otherwise a decent game wih a fun plot line.
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 27, 2014
Recommended with reservations - this is a decent game, but it didn't capture me, mainly because I'm not into astronomy and the pace is slow since I got stuck a lot.

I've only played the first day, so far, no hidden objects. There's a bit of recipe mashing, collecting ingredients and such, but for the most part, it is point & click.

The graphics are 1024x768, and that looks decent enough (remember, TV and DVD have had worse resolution for decades). The graphic art is actually well done, I've seen a lot cheaper (and the orginal Myst never looked as good). That said, it is still a game where you stop at fixed positions, and then you can rotate the view and interact with the surroundings, or move to another position.

The game gets full marks for the atmosphere and the storyline so far; for the actual puzzling, there are too few hints, which had me needlessly stumped because I couldn't figure out what the game wanted me to do.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
An absolute gem of a find. Though many may be turned away by the chunky graphics, this is a game that has really captured the true experience of a well made and thoughtful point-and-click adventure game. The voice acting is well done, the graphics (though blocky) are still pleasing to the eye, and the storyline is top notch.

The puzzles range from simple recipies to weight distribution to complex translation of old celtic to french. Though you may find yourself doing many crafting puzzles, they are balanced thoughout the game and not used as a crutch, but as a way of transitioning the player from one objective to the next.

The only issue I had with the game was that several timed puzzles and one particular quick-time event left me frustrated. It is important to save and save often.

Other than that, this game was one of the most thought provoking and inviting point-and-click games I have ever played. Being a history buff, I would love to see more games like this, perhaps with characters from William Shakespeare plays. I would recommend anyone who wants a true adventuring experience like Myst to check this out.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
Nostradamus is a point & click adventure where you (or at least your brother) are recruited to investigate a curse that is unfolding based on a quatrain written by Nostradamus himself. Nostradamus, your father, is in his late years now: old, weak, and frail. Since your brother is away, and because of the time period a woman does not seem fit to handle the task, your father sees it best to disguise you as your brother to help the queen's mother solve the mystery of people close to her dying as she is now in fear of her own life.

Being a Microids game, the gameplay is quite good with a lot of similarities to Syberia and Return to Mysterious Island. It involves a lot of detective work with very engaging puzzles. The game also provides a good foundation of early astrology and chemistry. Highly enjoyable.
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23 of 36 people (64%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
28.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 13, 2014
From all the forum posts AND the problems I have with this game...
if you buy it, buy it as cheap as possible because you have like a 50/50 chance of it working properly.

The gameplay is awesome though, just what I like about point and seek puzzle games!
It reminds me of old classics like Monkey Island and The Dig from LucasArts but...

The bugs in this game are not worth the aggrevation!
I DO NOT Recommend this game.
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24 of 38 people (63%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 14, 2014
Luckily I got this game on the cheap.

While the game itself is OK, the puzzlesolving mechanics are really terrible. I dont think I've ever been so aggrevated while playing a game. Repeatedly you'll find yourself solving puzzles you really have no way of solving, or so you think. Turns out, for the most part, you'll have to flip between the pages of your in-game diary, or jott down symbols that you have seen on a wall or similar places.
If they would have made this game so that once you know the basics of the solution so does your character, then this game would have been more enjoyable. As it stands now, it really is'nt.
Also the dialog can't be skipped. This turns really irritating when you have to play certain parts again, or if you happen to click on the wrong dialog option by mistake. This was especially annoying when I at one point had limited time to solve a puzzle, but I obviously had more than enough time to listen to a bunch of rather meaningless dialog.
There were a few bugs I experienced, one of which almost made me quit playing, but nothing really gamestopping.

If you're an experienced "point'n clicker" and one of the most patient humans alive, you might enjoy the story however. The puzzles were also good (if the mechanics had been better, that is) and quite original. Once you had solved them, and after you stopped crying and trying to scratch your eyes out, you really get a sense of achievement. Because it's really not an easy game.
The voice acting was so-so, the graphics are OK and the music is... present.

I don't think I could have finished this one without a good walkthrough though. So if you plan on playing this game I suggest you find one online.
I also suggest that you make sure noone can hear your screams of rage...

My last tip, for those of you brave enough to venture forth, would be; read your diary. Then read it again, and again, and again... and again. Are you still here? Hello?
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 13, 2014
Good game to work your way though in a day or so and the puzzles were sometimes of the very obvious side.

When the game started there was nothing regarding checking that you were dressed..... wasn't until Nostradamus made a comment about not worrying about catching a cold or somthing that I when and checked (dunno if that effected the points obtained).

Once you get use to the mouse directional movements it is really easy to navigate.... the way the invetory is .... meh
There were one or two glitches where one item kept on appearing and disappering from the inventory that I hadn't picked up until the very end of the game.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 9, 2015
This was a very enjoyable game. It had a relaxing feel to it all throughout.
The puzzles and objectives were varied and quite fun to solve.
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Blittzeri
12.5 hrs
Posted: June 16
Probably the most magnificent point and click game ever seen. Puzzles are very challenging, but now I can some celtic alphabets for an example :D
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treesaver4future
9.0 hrs
Posted: May 22
Usually, I don't even touch point and click adventures, but I wanted to give this game a try becuase of the setting and the story being about Nostradamus.

Puzzles, mystery, beautiful art, I got hooked! I really liked the twist at the start that involves cross-dressing. Some choices in the game lead to a different way the story plays out even though the main storyline is linear. I really enjoyed the cooking and potion making as well as the challenging puzzles! The music was pensive at times, but enjoyable and fit with the flow of the story. If you like collecting clues to add to your journal and inventory while investigating a mystery, then chances are you will enjoy this game!

Criticisms...

Although I don't regret even one minute I spent with this game, I wish there was a bit more lore at the end about the story behind what happened and a resolution for those who were involved.

Also, the game ends with "%d points" - there is a point counter in game for things you do correctly, but you can't see them when the credits roll.

I really liked the game, wish it was a little longer!

http://gooroogaming.blogspot.com/2016/05/investigating-prophesy.html
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Kamamura
8.3 hrs
Posted: March 2
The game starts nicely enough, and I must commend the artists who have done an excellent job. The renaissance Italy, full of colors and rich in details, provides an excellent and atmospheric setting for the upcoming adventure. Nostradamus, horoscopes (strangely called "charts" in the game), historical figures, sinister plot threatening the ruling family, all that is very promising and fresh. You can even pose as man or woman according to your wish, and the dialogues play slightly differently, which I found impressive.

However, as the game unveils, its quality starts to deteriorate. The translation is not very good, sometimes you wrestle with an odd expression of unclear meaning. There is absolutely minimal amount if animation in the game - a guard extends his arm, woman throws dice, Nostradamus nods and smiles. At one occasion, you talk to a person over a closed door, which no doubt saved the dev team some time and effort. The late game puzzles become infuriating, especially a particular substitution cipher where you must decipher.. a French text, probably because translating the cipher would take too much effort. The characters are barely legible and sometimes similar, for example the character "-" (hyphen) means three different letters.

The game also suffers from a split personality disorder. One moment you discover a dead body in a room, and are getting ready to open his personal chest to shed light on his murder, but your character refuses - Nah, probably nothing in there. Just another corpse. Without reporting your find, you are suddenly teleported to your home. Nostradamus listens to your report about the murder and then gives you a very important task - to brew a herbal tea, so that you can sleep better. I run back to the castle in the middle of the night, but the drawbridge was closed. Nobody cares. Another dead body? Old news.

The game ends, I imagine, in a moment when the dev team run out of finances, their creditors probably stormed their offices, and started confiscating computer equipment. A duo of a artists have decided to quickly conclude the game with a 20 seconds long cutscene that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever, and that's it, end of story.

"You have finished the game with %d points".

"%d" is a symbol for numeric value in formatted print. The programmer was probably dragged away by then, so there was nobody to correct the error.

What a pity.
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Erebus
6.4 hrs
Posted: January 21
Fun game to lose a few hours if you like these kind of things. Pretty easy except maybe at the end, which was kinda riddicoulous expectation IMO.
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YUI
9.4 hrs
Posted: January 21
Very interesting murder mystery plot. The game is a bit hard though because items you need are all over the place. The puzzles are very logical though but most of it is related to astrology. The graphics are fine though. The only issue I had is point and clock puzzle games are not appealling on a 3d platform just because have to constantly turn around when you're looking for things.
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Ithaqua
4.9 hrs
Posted: January 9
2¢ Review


Game Name:Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy
Original Release: 30 Sept 2007
My Overall Grade (#/10): 3
Demo: No
Workshop: No
Level Editor: No
Captions: No
Controller Support: No
Multiplayer: No
Steam Cards / Achieves: No / No
VAC: No
Genre: Point & Click, Adventure & Hidden Object
Manual: Spanish
Metacritic Score:70/100
Full Audio Multi Language: English & French
Win 10 / Crapple / Linux: Yes / Yes / No
Recommended To: Point & Click fans who are into the supernatural, but not really.
Other: Buggy, with several game breaking bugs. Overpriced.

5¢ Review
Pro:
Weird
Good Concept
OK artwork

Con:
No cards / achieves
Buggy
Overpriced
Not fun
Virtually no settings, graphics or otherwise

Overall:
5/10 -1 buggy -1 price = 3/10

For me this is a great concept game, but it just isn’t fun. It’s too P&C for an adventure game, it’s too hidden object for a P&C game & it’s just not that fun. Any game you have to keep going back to the walkthrough over and over again just to get to the next part is more work than fun.

If this is your game, grab it on sale or in a bundle. Otherwise just go grab a fun game on steam.
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ShinOnna
9.1 hrs
Posted: January 4
Recently, I've been on a point-and-click spree. While most games disappointed, Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy actually won me over, and over, and over again.

What is so good about this game?
First of all, it's the graphics - they are old, sure. But they are accordingly old. It's not like you're supposedly playing a game set in 2044 while it looks like it's actually 1999. Then, you have an immersive OST and a lovely background music choice in most locations.

The puzzles are something that I would like to compliment extensively. You have puzzles that are actually involved in the story line. This, you won't see often even in puzzle-based quests. They are different; you cannot solve two in the same way or even with the same type of analogy. You have different types of puzzles: from reflectory to balancing to runes. On top of this, they really do seem important.

Something else I love about it is that they never really killed the good old guy, although many characters did meet their end.

I particularly enjoyed the cross-dressing part. A nice twist on the old gender definitions. And yet, even this was realised through puzzles. You need to arrange voice manneurisms in order to achieve complete consistency.

If anyone is wondering if they want to try this game, I wholeheartedly recommend it to them. If you think the puzzles are too hard, it just means you need more experience - they are one of the most pleasurable parts of point-and-click adventure games.
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[DoN] nVader
7.8 hrs
Posted: October 26, 2015
Pretty cool game with nice unique features involving disguise and decoding of astrological riddles.
To be fair most of the negative reviews here have to do with technical issues and not the game itself. I ran in on Windows 10 and it worked perfectly.
The game has a rather unique atmosphere and nice voice acting, visuals and music. It's for fans of the genre - not for someone who want a straightforward and popular game. Even though the game involves murder mystery it has a nice and almost cozy atmosphere most of the time. Unlike some point and click adventures it's actually possible to take a few different roads at certain times. Not something that changes the story dramatically, but it adds a nice flavour.
It took me 7 hours to complete and I think I was neither slow nor fast. I guess fast players could complete it in 5 hours while other players would get stuck forever.
Some of the puzzles are really innovative and a few are almost impossible (e.g. the very last prophecy puzzzle). I actually needed paper and a pencil to solve some of the puzzles which I think is good. You have to really think to complete this game. Definitely recommended for fans of the genre and not for the typical gamer.
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wdhamilton31
1.9 hrs
Posted: October 14, 2015
Its buggy and tedious
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