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Mistmare (Windows)

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Description

Mistmare is a role-playing game set in an alternate reality of the year 1996, where the industrial revolution never took place. You play as the monk Isidor, in a medieval looking Europe, using magic based on sounds to fight wrongdoers and monsters and to restore order to the fragile world around you. A mystical, deadly fog has separated the northern parts of Europe from the southern and one of your main tasks is to solve the mysteries surrounding the phenomenon.

The game is fully 3D, and can be played in first or third person perspective. The combat is done in real-time: the player selects attacks, magical spells, or other actions, and clicks on the enemy; the selected action will be repeated by the AI until the player chooses a new one. The game has an internal clock, with certain events occurring only at specific times. Character-building is achieved by using special items: for example, weight-lifting is needed to increase strength, praying to increase magic powers, etc. Magic spells are called "chords" in the game, and can serve to strengthen Isidor in combat, heal him, or weaken the enemy.

Screenshots

Mistmare Windows Cooling off in the shade.
Mistmare Windows I never knew blacksmiths had their own volcanoes installed.
Mistmare Windows The un-inspiring Main Menu
Mistmare Windows About to do a "spit-and-run" on the guy downstairs!

Alternate Titles

  • "迷雾之海" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Mistmare: Странствия Исидора" -- Russian spelling

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The Press Says

PC Zone Benelux Jun, 2003 77 out of 100 77
PC Gamer Nov, 2003 65 out of 100 65
GameZone Aug 29, 2003 5 out of 10 50
Jeuxvideo.com Jun 03, 2003 10 out of 20 50
IGN Sep 23, 2003 3 out of 10 30
Game Vortex 2003 20 out of 100 20
GameSpot Aug 12, 2003 1.7 out of 10 17
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Dec, 2003 0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars 0

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Trivia

The Latin subtitle translates roughly as In the Shadows of Deception

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Mattias Kreku (423) added Mistmare (Windows) on Nov 29, 2003