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Nightcaster: Defeat the Darkness (Xbox)

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Nightcaster: Defeat the Darkness is a third-person, single-player, action-adventure game featuring spell combat and exploration. Players take the role of Arran, a novice wizard whose magical power grows as he ages throughout his quest to collect spells and rid the world of eternal night.

Players can choose brute force or smart tactics. Each school of magic is effective against a different color of enemy, and different schools will have spells with different effects as they level up. The schools are made up of over 40 spells, either light, dark, fire, or water. Spells can either be summoned right in front of Arran, or, by dislodging the magic stone on his staff and guiding it around him with the right thumbstick, fired with precision in any direction. Many items can be found hidden in levels that will provide Arran with bonuses, like increased health or the ability to power up a spell, and these bonuses carry between levels.

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Nightcaster: Defeat the Darkness Xbox The spells target is where the orb is.
Nightcaster: Defeat the Darkness Xbox Different enemies have different resistances. The blue one on the ground was a fire creature before I cooled him off with my Glacial Might spell.
Nightcaster: Defeat the Darkness Xbox Chatting with the local farmers.
Nightcaster: Defeat the Darkness Xbox Several different elemental slimes try to get the jump on Arran.

Alternate Titles

  • "NightCaster: Terrassez Les Ténèbres" -- French title

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The Press Says

Gaming Target Mar 21, 2002 7.4 out of 10 74
GamePro (US) Dec 26, 2001 3.5 out of 5 70
GameSpot Feb 06, 2002 6.8 out of 10 68
Game Revolution Feb, 2002 B- 67
4Players.de Aug 01, 2002 64 out of 100 64
GameSpy Feb 24, 2002 63 out of 100 63
Gamesmania May 31, 2002 62 out of 100 62
X-Power Jun 19, 2002 6 out of 10 60
Game Informer Magazine Feb, 2002 5.5 out of 10 55
Gaming Age Feb 19, 2002 C 50

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NeoMoose (1103) added Nightcaster: Defeat the Darkness (Xbox) on Jul 13, 2002