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Lure of the Temptress (DOS)

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Description

The medieval town of Turnvale has fallen into the hands of the evil sorceress Selena. She is controlling an army of an orc-like warrior race skorl, who serve her with devotion. The skorl hate humans and have terrorized the town and the nearby land. Diermot is an ordinary fellow who was captured by the skorl and thrown into prison. His first task will be to escape. After gaining his freedom, Diermot will also have to find out how to liberate his entire homeland from the clutches of the villains.

This adventure game utilizes a special system called Virtual Theater. Non-playable characters will walk around and perform different actions regardless of the player's interaction with them. There is a variety of options and commands, including the possibility of interaction with a supporting character, whom the player can give orders in order to solve some of the game's puzzles.

Screenshots

Lure of the Temptress DOS Ratpouch in the courtyard
Lure of the Temptress DOS Gorgoyles
Lure of the Temptress DOS Ratpouch - Former jester/serf on rack now your faithful servant. A rare example for an adventure game to have companions.
Lure of the Temptress DOS Approaching the battlefield

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User Reviews

Greetings, stranger. What is your name? *Katakis* (37741) 2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars
It can't get any worse than this. MAT (70378) 0.8 Stars0.8 Stars0.8 Stars0.8 Stars0.8 Stars

The Press Says

Génération 4 Sep, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Freegame.cz Oct 18, 2005 87 out of 100 87
Abandonia Reloaded Apr 09, 2005 4.2 out of 5 84
Power Play Jul, 1992 80 out of 100 80
PC Games (Germany) Sep, 1992 68 out of 100 68
The DOS Spirit Nov 14, 2005 4 out of 6 67
Adventure Classic Gaming Jun 23, 2011 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
The Freehare 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Quandary Nov, 2002 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Adventure Gamers Jul 23, 2004 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

Bugs

There is a bug in the game which prevents you from completing it. To fix this, you have to choose the 'Restart Game' option, as soon as the game begins. If you don't do this, then at least one vital item (the tinderbox) will not appear.

Freeware

On April 1st, 2003 Revolution Software has released Lure of the Temptress as freeware. You can download the game on Revolution's website.

Title

There was no temptress in the game until very late in production. When the team had to decide on a name for the game Lure of the Temptress was jokingly brought up. The publishers liked the name, so they decided to rewrite the story to include a temptress.

Unique features

With their debut Lure of the Temptress, Revolution Software introduced several unique features to graphic adventure games. The most notable ones are the “Virtual Theatre” system, meaning that all characters in the game have a fixed daily schedule and wander around the world; and the technique called “Auto Routing”, which avoids collisions with obstacles automatically, so that the player doesn’t need to maneuver his protagonist around rocks etc.

Awards

  • ST Format
    • January 1993 (issue #42) - #22 in '50 finest Atari ST games of all time' list
Trivia also contributed by hydra9 and vedder.

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Shane k (127) added Lure of the Temptress (DOS) on Mar 25, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Cantillon (12926), POMAH (32608), Sciere (245358) and Zack Green (1015)