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Lure of the Temptress

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Macintosh
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Windows
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2.9
DOS
73
3.5
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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 Amiga In the town
Lure of the Temptress Amiga In the dungeon
Lure of the Temptress Amiga At the Monastery
Lure of the Temptress DOS Look at the peasants in the field and the nice backdrop (from intro)

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User Reviews

One of the most underated games Amiga Mark Papadakis (30)
Greetings, stranger. What is your name? DOS *Katakis* (37842)
It can't get any worse than this. DOS コナン (77731)

The Press Says

Génération 4 Atari ST May, 1992 95 out of 100 95
Amiga Mania Amiga Aug, 1992 93 out of 100 93
ST Format Atari ST Jun, 1992 92 out of 100 92
Joystick (French) DOS Sep, 1992 91 out of 100 91
Joystick (French) Amiga Sep, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Freegame.cz DOS Oct 18, 2005 87 out of 100 87
FreeHry.cz DOS Aug 02, 2007 80 out of 100 80
Power Play DOS Jul, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Games Amiga Oct, 1992 78 out of 100 78
The DOS Spirit DOS Nov 14, 2005 4 out of 6 67

Forums

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GOG download - no sound 5 Jeanne (75601)
May 24, 2011

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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Contributed to by Cantillon (12923), POMAH (35030), Sciere (270454), Shane k (127) and Zack Green (1015)