Nine deities. Nine heroes. And only one champion. Mythical Greece. The land of gods, poets, heroes, but also of terrible monsters and creatures. Numen is a fully three-dimensional action RPG set in mythical Greece.
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Datum vydání: 3. čvn. 2010

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Nine deities. Nine heroes. And only one champion. Mythical Greece. The land of gods, poets, heroes, but also of terrible monsters and creatures.

Numen is a fully three-dimensional action RPG set in mythical Greece. The player controls one of nine heroes, who in the name of the gods they follow compete in a grand test of their capabilities. Heroes who undertake a pilgrimage over the highest mountains, through valleys and deep forests, underground vaults and the scorched sand of deserts.

Numen however is no mere hack-and-slash game. It offers the player the possibility of tactical decision making, searching for enemies’ weak spots, selection of adequate weapons. It rewards those who are able to adapt to the changing situation on the battlefield. In this the player is helped by the unique powers and abilities invested in him or her by the god he or she follows, provided that the god is happy with him or her. The Olympian gods, after all, are renowned for their wanton and unpredictable nature…

  • Action RPG with strong and intriguing storyline and surprising plot turns.
  • Detailed 3D design with state-of-the-art visual effects.
  • The game world based on the Greek mythology comprises of tens of locations situated on 12 islands with both exteriors and underground labyrinths.
  • Many extensive main story and side quests.
  • Select your hero‘s gender, his or her specialization out of three possibilities and one of nine deities for him or her to worship.
  • Plenty of unique weapons, armors and items, more than 80 spells and abilities.
  • Arena duels, training combats and tournaments.

Systémové požadavky

    Minimum:

    • OS: Windows XP(SP3)/Windows Vista(SP1)/Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Single 1.6 GHz Processor (or equivalent) or AMD 64 2.0 GHz Processor (or equivalent)
    • Memory: 1 GB (1.5 GB Vista and Windows 7)
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon X850 256MB or NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT 128MB or greater (Windows Vista: Radeon X1550 256MB or NVidia GeForce 7600GT 256MB)
    • DirectX®: DirectX (August 2009)
    • Hard Drive: 3GB HD space
    • Sound: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
Užitečné recenze od zákazníků
32 z 36 osob (89%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
8.9 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 9. prosince 2015
I've been trying really hard to like this game from the moment that I started playing. With each passing encounter, with each newly introduced event, with each new NPC speaking and each logic flaw in either narrative or combat; my task grew to become harder and harder. Finally, I give up. This is the day that I'll leave an RPG unfinished.

As the curtain opens, we watch a cinematic about a legendary artifact; the Sickle of Chronos being stolen. Then, we choose between two 12 year old siblings - one male and one female - to take as our character, and begin playing a pesteringly long, somewhat illogical and predictable prequel story. By the end of the prequel, our "hero" is given the "choice" of becoming the champion of one of the 9 Olympian Gods to compete in a contest. If she/he prevails, her/his one wish will be granted by the gods. To accomplish this deed, our hero is sent to the Island of Machantar to the main temple of his/her deity. After that point, our hero will venture out on an unending journey of hack & slash to acquire that accursed sickle.

Numen: Contest of Heroes is a single player 3D RPG in a run on the mill MMO model - which is based on fetch quests or killing a certain amount of monsters to get a certain drop - with the skill bar, mobs to kill and levels to gain. You slay monsters, gain level and loot, travel to new areas with tougher monsters and so on and on... which would be quite alright if it wouldn't be for a couple of downers. To begin with, the storyline is botched, with you always ending up aimlessly wandering around to try and discover "what to do next". Quest indicators fail to present pointers or direct towards locations. Any and all areas of the game are open, so it wouldn't differ whether you are level 20 or 80, you can always find a mob to get yourself killed by accidentally.

There is a monstrous imbalance between classes; warrior being overpowering, mage being somewhat decent and archer being completely pointless. Skill and item usage are completely laggy; you end up pushing a hot key 2-3 times before the game decides to cast that spell and by then - guess what? - You are usually dead. There is no actual lore to gods or no differentiating factor between gods, so your choice of whomever you decided to follow there is somewhat irrelevant. The game fails to deliver any kind of authentic lore: there are Greek names and figures thrown around, bravo. As if that would be enough for a setting. Aside the main scenario - and a vague one at that - side quests are not many, and they end up popping around in completely imbalanced levels. Dialogue is forced, unimaginative and usually contains a couple of typos anyhow. Arena battles or tournaments rely on luck and how laggy your casting would be instead of actual skill and reflexes. Oh, and as far as atmosphere goes: graphics and textures are okay - with no facial or physical customization option for your character, and the soundtrack decides to take long pauses of silence as you play for no apparent reason.

Phew, sorry. I hate being thoroughly this negative, but Numen: Contest of Heroes would be a somewhat acceptable MMORPG. As a single player RPG, it fails to deliver either interest in story, any character or scenario involvement, decent game or combat mechanics or basically any good time. I remember having better time with Metin 2. That was multiplayer at least. When I bought this game, it was on sale for 99 cents so it's not a big loss, but if you are interested in an Action RPG in a Greek Setting, Titan Quest is most definitely a better choice. Good day.

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8 z 8 osob (100%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
38.1 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 4. srpna 2013
Recenze před vydáním titulu
-: zasekávanie sa o prekážky, bugy, aréna (neviditeľný diváci jasajú), neprirodzené striedanie dňa a noci, viacero nedotiahnutých vecí, bez Atén, UI

+: grafika, nové prvky, soundtrack, príjemné lokácie, vývoj postavy v troch triedach podľa spôsobu riešenia quiestov v detstve, žiadna nuda, cena, HW nenáročnosť, efekty, zábava, hracia doba

Verdikt: Autori si zaslúžia jednoznačne pochvalu. Numen je slušné RPG, hoci niektoré jeho aspekty nie sú dotiahnuté do konca, aj tak sa jedná vcelku o vydarenú hru. Atmosféru, ale dokážu pokaziť viaceré bugy a nedokončené prvky hry, ale celkový dojem z hry napráva grafika, prekrásne slnečné lokácie, efekty, originálne prvky a HW nenáročnosť. Ku kladom hry patrí taktiež jej cena, ktorá sa pohybuje okolo 7€. Celkovo, ale ak by autori počkali s vydaním hry a popracovali na odstránení už spomenutých nedostatkov, ktoré degradujú hru, konečné hodnotenie by bolo určite vyššie.

70%
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8 z 10 osob (80%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
18.9 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 13. srpna 2014
„Bohové a artefakt.“

Jedná se o akční RPG od českého studia Cinemax. Hra vás zavede do starověkého Řecka, domova mýtických bytostí a hrdinů, kteří žijí pod neustálým dohledem bohů. Na začátku hry si vyberete, zda chcete hrát za chlapce nebo dívku a následně se ocitnete na malém ostrově, který slouží jako místo pro tutoriál.

Zde se seznámíte s několika postavami, díky kterým si můžete vyzkoušet různé bojové specializace (válečník, lukostřelec, mág). Je dobré vědět, že finální specializaci si nezvolíte sami, ale bude vám přidělena. V tutoriálu je proto nutné používat nejčastěji tu zbraň, která spadá pod vámi preferovanou specializaci. V této části hry vše vypadá ještě nadějně. Běháte po ostrůvku, zabíjíte drobnou havěť a při plnění snadných úkolů se těšíte na zajímavé dobrodružství, které na vás „tam venku“ určitě čeká.

Následně se kapitola vašeho dětství uzavře a hra se posune o několik let dopředu, tady už to ale začíná drhnout. Brzy se totiž dozvíte, že vaším hlavním úkolem není nic jiného, než nalézt bájný artefakt. DeathSpank by zajásal, já jsem si ale jen tiše povzdechl, naděje na poutavý příběh tak vzaly za své. Doufal jsem tedy alespoň v zajímavý svět, lákající k průzkumu, ale i zde mě čekalo brzké vystřízlivění. Celá hra se totiž odehrává jen v několika samostatných lokacích, které jsou navíc tak malé, že i úvodní ostrůvek patří mezi ty rozsáhlejší.

Zachránit to mohl už jen soubojový systém. Těšil jsem se na situace, kdy se svým mágem budu hledat správnou taktiku, která mi pomůže využít slabin různých nepřátel. Dočkal jsem se ale jen stereotypního odklikávání kouzel a lektvarů, protože na všechny platí to samé. Protivníci navíc hlídkují po stále stejných trasách a reagují na vás až ve chvíli, kdy proběhnete v jejich těsné blízkosti. Mnohdy je tak výhodnější mezi nimi prokličkovat a boji se úplně vyhnout. Také proto, že se jich stejně nemůžete nikdy zbavit, po opuštění každé lokace se všichni nepřátelé vrátí na svá původní místa.

Po technické stránce se ničeho úžasného nedočkáte, hra ale není nejnovější, takže jí to nelze vyčítat. Některá místa v podzemí mají navíc velice povedenou atmosféru, za kterou si autoři zaslouží pochvalu. Velmi se mi líbila také hudba, která působila až překvapivě dobrým dojmem. Kladně hodnotím též rozmanitost jednotlivých částí zbroje, kterými lze hrdinu vybavit.

Tuto hru tak mohu doporučit jen těm, kteří rádi zkoušejí hry od českých tvůrců a jsou ochotni nad nedostatky přivřít oči. Všichni ostatní, ať se po uspokojivém RPG zážitku porozhlédnou raději jinde.

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61 z 80 osob (76%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
8.8 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 9. prosince 2013
It's not a good RPG, but it's not a total catastrophe either... The item and level grinding is boring, it lacks in story and especially in side quests and the level 'design' is pretty much non-existant. Most of the game looks more random than Diablo while it isn't. While the game isn't a complete waste of time and has some moments, the lack of speech for the few NPCs, the mindnumbing and pointless arena fights and a lot of other small details make the game very dull and sometimes tedious to play. There's just so many better Diablo clones around and this one is hardly worth anybody's time. The final battle is a joke compared to the other boss fights. So many design flaws in one game that it's almost a candidate for a rotten tomato award... Unless you're extremely bored and have nothing better to play, stay away from this game.
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52 z 67 osob (78%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
1 osoba ohodnotila tuto recenzi jako vtipnou
31.7 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 28. února 2014
Recenze před vydáním titulu
Numen: Contest of Heroes basically plays like a single player MMO, complete with hotkey bar, ability cooldowns, and combat that doesn't feel like it's quite connecting. It isn't a great game, but it's at least a decent one, and well worth the huge sale prices I've seen it (currently $0.99 as I write this review.) I myself picked it up for $7.50 soon after release, and don't really regret it, though $5 or less is the sweet spot here IMO.

The introductory / tutorial section is pretty boring, but persevere and the game becomes more enjoyable later. You start out as a kid, and through a few quests learn the basics of the three primary classes - Warrior, Archer and Mage. At the end of the tutorial you get to pick which of the three classes you want to become, and appear as a leveled up adult with only the abilities of the chosen class. At the same time you also pick which God to worship, granting you additional abilities and bonuses, which increase as you make your God more proud of you through your actions.

Then it's standard fantasy RPG fare. You go on quests, trigger events which advance the plotline, unlock new areas and make more quests available, kill monsters to level up and get better loot, and eventually kill the final boss and beat the game. You encounter other heroes along the way and choose whether to help, hinder or ignore them. And there's an Arena tournament event where you can fight these heroes as well.

The balance seems a bit off in some areas. A couple times you can be thrown into a new area severely underlevelled for the enemies, and have to grind before you can take on more than one of them at a time. Then 3/4 of the way through you find that 90% of your attacks are critical hits and enemies don't stand a chance as long as you don't get careless.

Overall I'd recommend the game when it's on sale, though not at the base $9.99 price.
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