Peter Grey is a lonely bookstore owner who also happens to be a huge fan of the "Darksheer" comic book series. Darksheer is a Batman-esque superhero: one who doesn't have any actual superpowers, triumphing over evil thanks to his inventiveness and courage. Together with his partner Stiletto, a former supervillain converted to the side of the good guys, he is the sworn protector of Noctropolis, a city where it's always night time because of a permanent ash cloud that hangs over it, the result of a volcanic environmental catastrophe which occurred decades before.
One night, as Peter is leafing through the newest issue of "Darksheer" to hit the stands, a courier brings him a package which eventually transports him into the city of Noctropolis, where he has to take the role of Darksheer himself. Coincidentally enough, his arrival as Darksheer occurs at the same time as five of the superhero's deadliest arch-villains decide to gang up on him after they are mysteriously released from incarceration. It turns out that the real Darksheer had disappeared several weeks prior to Peter's arrival. It's up to the unlikely hero to find out who released the criminals, while simultaneously trying to keep them from wreaking havoc across the city of Noctropolis - and maybe, in the process, find a way back to the real world.Noctropolis
is a puzzle-solving adventure game, with game mechanics similar to Sierra
titles belonging to the same genre. Controlling Peter, the player has to interact with characters and objects, manipulate inventory items, solve puzzles and overcome the obstacles the main character will have to face to advance the story. The game has a verb-based menu interface that appears if the player right-clicks on the screen. It features live actors filmed over digitized graphics; many conversations and cutscenes are displayed as short movies shown inside a smaller screen.
Part of the Following Group
The Press Says
||Aug 01, 2002
||82 out of 100
|Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks
||7.6 out of 10
||73 out of 100
|PC Games (Germany)
||67 out of 100
|PC Player (Germany)
||58 out of 100
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)
||Feb 28, 1995
||Jan 14, 2004
||3 out of 10
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When released this game caused some measure of controversy because of its violence (which isn't that much really) and sexual situations.
Also this game is the only "mainstream" game (at least to my knowledge) to include a live-action video sequence with a topless actress (your admitedly very hot partner, Stilleto) in addition to other suggestive/erotic sequences.
This entry to the MobyGames database was contributed by MAT (53452)
on May 27, 2000.