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Obitus (DOS)

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Description

A medieval history lecturer named Wil Mason has been transported to the fantasy world of Middlemere, which is ruled by four rival brothers. Wil's aim is to find the secret to how he was transported here and discover a way back.

Obitus is a role-playing game with action elements. It utilizes a first-person view for exploration, similarly to Dungeon Master and Eye of the Beholder. One of the more remarkable features is in the first-person mode: rather than having just 4 directs to face and flicking between them, there are 8 directions and the view scrolls smoothly as you turn. This smooth scrolling continues when you move forward, giving the game more of a 3D feel.

The action elements consist of horizontal scrolling areas where you fight enemies with your bow while avoiding their attacks. Later you encounter a similar type of gameplay that involves exploring castles and adds 4 directional movement.

Screenshots

Obitus DOS Title screen (VGA)
Obitus DOS Defeated an enemy (EGA)
Obitus DOS Uh oh, under attack! (VGA)
Obitus DOS Lost in the woods (EGA)

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Power Play Mar, 1992 50 out of 100 50

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Trivia

In the PC version, it was much easier getting through the dungeons (which were dark in the original Amiga/ST versions if the player had no torch) since it only ran in 16-colours, leaving no way to darken the maze very well, so it got left as full brightness.
Fafnir (72) added Obitus (DOS) on Mar 30, 2001
Other platforms contributed by JRK (11176) and Martin Smith (63154)