In this thrilling point-and-click adventure based on the works of H.P Lovecraft, you’ll traverse the haunting world of Gothic New England, solving puzzles and acquiring information to help Stanton solve the mystery of the Necronomicon.
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Utgivelsesdato: 9. jun, 2001

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Enter the world of Necronomicon- where quiet scholar William H. Stanton is suddenly thrust into the dark and enigmatic world of the occult.

The year is 1927. Stanton is in the drawing room of his Providence, Rhode Island home when his childhood friend, Edgar, appears at his door.

Edgar, seems distraught and delirious and gives Stanton a metallic pyramid, telling him not to give it to anyone- especially himself.

Still reeling from Edgar’s appearance, Stanton is visited by a doctor who tells him that Edgar has lost his mind and must be institutionalized. William knows there is more to the story and decides to find Edgar, but on his way discovers a horrifying secret that threatens all of mankind. 

In this thrilling point-and-click adventure based on the works of H.P Lovecraft, you’ll traverse the haunting world of Gothic New England, solving puzzles and acquiring information to help Stanton solve the mystery of the Necronomicon.

Can you help Stanton save humanity as we know it?

Updates in this new version of Necronomicon
  • 18 inventory documents that you can access anytime
  • Graphic and design bugs fixed
  • More helpful videos
  • Additional texts and in-game hints
  • Improved sound design

Systemkrav

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: 200 GHz
    • Memory: 32 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible Video Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard
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9 av 14 personer (64%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
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4.5 timer registrert
Publisert: 29. januar
I'm still playing this as of right now and I played the CD version so I'm familiar with the story. I would recommend the game but if this is unfinished as other people say I would definitely get on that. This game is too great to have that kind of flaw. Other than that I give the game itself a high mark. This is the Steam version and I would definitely make that move so it matches the CD version.

For hardcore gamers I wouldn't recommend this one however. Little action happens and you're just walking around and talking to people...sometimes solving puzzles as well. For me I like it.
 
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118 av 127 personer (93%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
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Publisert: 3. oktober, 2014
This game cannot not be finished, because of a bug that was not in the original disc version. The publisher doesn't care for fixing it, instead they just gave out a save game for download that puts you at some place behind the broken part so you miss an important part of the story.

They show on the shop page screenshots of the HD iOS version, while the PC version they actually sell here still looks exactly like the original game from 2001. Also I didn't see anything about this alleged "Updates in this new version of Necronomicon".

Normal thinking people would call this version of that game simply a fraud and Valve shouldn't allow to sell it on Steam.
Better just watch a Let's Play of it (of the original disc version) instead of wasting any money.

Update: I've found a fix for the problem with the missing video sequences and the missing briefcase, check out this forum post for more information. Buy the game if you really want to and know how to two juggle with two files (wich is really not that dificult actually).
My rating stays the same as there is still no official fix, although it's actually that simple. Also the problem with the technically seen faked screenshots and the missing addtional content stays that way too.
 
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107 av 143 personer (75%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
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Publisert: 11. juli, 2014
First impressions:

I've played the game for about 25 minutes until my character was punched in the face and died because I made him ring someones doorbell too many time lol and I hadn't saved the game. I like this game.

(optional let's play footage)
http://youtu.be/tOe1b9xBr5g
Okay it is from 2001. But for a game that old I was really surprised by the presentation. It uses 2D images which appear to have been pre-rendered in 3D. I thought scenes would comprise of 2D landscape environments with 3D character and objects rendered over them. But the game is actually played from a first person perspective. You don't navigate a 3D environment like a modern (or even an old one) FPS. You move from one location to another i.e. different places in a room or the town and have different 2D panoramic views at each location. It's basically works like google earth street view where you can look all around from specific point. I guess this was the developers way of implementing the game that would run on the typical sytems that were available at the time. I'm not saying it's the best looking thing ever but I was impressed, I was expecting a lot worse. Yes the game runs in only 640 by 480 resolution so it's a pretty pixely. That didn't actually bother me But I've been playing games for over 20 years now haha. And you might think that some of the locations look pretty drab i.e. a town full of ugly brown wooden shacks and mud but it's typical of anything based on Lovecraft. I didn't mind the sound effects either, I like the creaking you could hear in your home while you were alone. The voice acting is mixed, some I felt was good other examples a bit lame but that just made it more amusing lol. It also has the occasional animated cut scene e.g. when you answer the door and speak to a visitor or approach a person on the street.

You can interact with certain objects and individuals you come across as well as picking up inventory items. Theres no tutorial or tips so you just have figure how to do things yourself. There's no journal or log to refer to for important information you have found or what your current objective is. There is no autosave, I think need to manually save using the menu.

Not surprisingly being such an old game it has a few little issues. Not that these stopped enjoying it, but here are some of them. You need to wave the cursor around around the in order find things that you are able to interact with because unless it's really obvious there is no indication. The way you interact with you inventory actually and actually use items is a bit unclear. If you are able to take use an item seems to be completely situational. But it's doesn't prompt when you can't use an object when click on it in your inventory instead just exits your inventory. I found that if you are in the right the item will on appear on your cursor if you click on it in your inventory. Next you probably really need to be paying attention to dialogue and remember what is said in conversations so that you know what to do next. Otherwise you find yourself a bit lost. I was knocking on every door in town and wondering why the hell I was doing that lol. Unfortunately I hadn't saved the game before I died so without an autosave I lost progress. So yeah, save your game.

I love Lovecraft and this is better than I thought it would be so far. The 2D panoramic view was a pleasant surprise. I think there would be plenty of people who might enjoy this especially if they like Lovecraft stuff as well.

Click here for more let’s play videos =)
 
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Publisert: 16. juli, 2014
UPDATE: I've gotten this link from Meridian4 support team
http://support.anuman.net/necronomicon

there is a save file you can download that fixes the "brief case" bug at the last part of the game where you cannot access your alchemy kit.

that said, a great portion of my review below is still relevant!.

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I have never written a review before. Thats how strongly I feel about this. DO NOT BUY THIS GAME, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO FINISH IT.

It would be a great game if
1. You could actually finish it.
2. the cut scenes that are important to the plot acutally worked
3. there were meaningful clues to what you need to do next.
4. YOU COULD ACTUALLY FINISH IT!

You know what you should do? Buy a game called Darkness Within: Pursuit of Loath Nolder (and theres a part 2 as well)
those 2 games are exactly what you expect from a Lovecraft point and click adventure. THIS GAME IS A RIP-OFF.

Whats that? You've seen videos on youtube that look decent? Well, thats because those videos are showing you the half-way decent Playstation version of the game.

I am a veteran of the horror point/click genre. I enjoy solving obscure puzzles and thinking about the game for hours and hours.. i had to use UHS walkthrough and eventually youtube videos just to get to the part of the game where... uh.. you CAN'T FINISH IT.

So don't waste your money. Its a pity b/c there is a real potential here, if you could acutally finish the game, and the cutscenes were put back in it would be "ok".

I hope this helps.
 
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Publisert: 5. november, 2014
PROS:
+ Based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft
+ Good atmosphere

CONS:
- Buggish
- Not configurable at all
- Bad interface
- Bad graphics
- Bad animations
- Meaningless puzzles
 
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