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Zork Nemesis: The Forbidden Lands (DOS)

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Description

In the last days of the Great Underground Empire, four of the Empire's greatest Alchemists disappeared into the Forbidden Lands on the day of the Solar Eclipse, supposedly searching for the secret of the Quintessena, the Eternal Life. An imperial spy, Bivotar, was dispatched to locate them. He never returned. Now, the task has fallen onto you.

You soon discover that the Alchemists are dead, slain by a horrible demon known only as the Nemesis. You manage to get on the Nemesis' nerves, and soon find yourself allied with the spirits of the dead Alchemists, attempting to finish their work before the Nemesis can finish you. But all is not as it seems, and as you unravel the secrets of the past through old letters and ghostly flashbacks, you begin to realize the full horror of the events which transpired under the Eclipse all those years ago.

Zork Nemesis: The Forbidden Lands is a graphical first person adventure game in the style of Myst, mixing logic puzzles with live-action FMV sequences which advance the story. The player views each location from a first-person perspective, and can rotate the camera 180 degrees to get a full view of your surroundings.

Like other Zork installments, the game contains humorous elements, but in general its story and atmosphere are darker, including images and themes such as decapitated heads and human sacrifice.

Screenshots

Zork Nemesis: The Forbidden Lands DOS The main hall of the temple
Zork Nemesis: The Forbidden Lands DOS One of the more humorous, wacky locations in the game. You are navigating a tank and looking at many modern-day objects... the atmosphere changes drastically here
Zork Nemesis: The Forbidden Lands DOS Zoom everywhere you can - you never know where you'll find clues to puzzles or just interesting info. As the cursor implies, you can take the torch
Zork Nemesis: The Forbidden Lands DOS One of the strange knights standing in the castle. How exactly can you interact with his face?..

Alternate Titles

  • "Zork Nemesis - Les Territoires Interdits" -- French title
  • "Zork Nemesis: Das Verbotene Land" -- German title

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The Press Says

PC Player (Brazil) Jul, 1996 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Just Adventure 1996 A 100
GameBoomers 2004 A 100
Coming Soon Magazine Jun 14, 1996 96 out of 100 96
PC Games (Germany) May, 1996 89 out of 100 89
Gamesmania 1996 80 out of 100 80
Adventure Classic Gaming Feb 05, 2006 4 out of 5 80
High Score Jul, 1996 4 out of 5 80
GameSpot May 03, 1996 7.9 out of 10 79
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Aug, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

Nick Sagan wrote the script for this video game. Not only is he the son of the late famous astronomer Carl Sagan, but he has written several scripts for the television series "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "Star Trek: Voyager".

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Alan Chan (3597) added Zork Nemesis: The Forbidden Lands (DOS) on Dec 11, 1999
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