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Of Light and Darkness: The Prophecy (Windows)

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Description

This is an adventure game about the end of the millennium and the fate of the human race.

The object of the game is to collect coloured orbs and artifacts to redeem evil spirits. To accomplish it, you must figure out what sin each spirit is guilty of, which artifact represents it and what colour is it associated with. Then you have to get the correct colour orb or orbs, the correct artifact, enter the correct sin room and do your work. It's not as easy as it may seem.

Screenshots

Of Light and Darkness: The Prophecy Windows Title logo
Of Light and Darkness: The Prophecy Windows Sometimes the game allows you to look upward on certain screens
Of Light and Darkness: The Prophecy Windows A cutscene featuring Angel Gemini whose role will become more clear throughout the game
Of Light and Darkness: The Prophecy Windows This disturbing jack-in-the-box appears in the starting room

User Reviews

Sparkling but flawed gem. Scott Monster (924) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars

Critic Reviews

Electric Games 1998 82 out of 100 82
Gamezilla Jan 08, 2001 82 out of 100 82
Gameplay (Benelux) Jun, 1998 80 out of 100 80
PC Player (Germany) May, 1998 70 out of 100 70
GameSpot UK Apr 27, 1998 6.9 out of 10 69
Computer Games Magazine Apr 24, 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Just Adventure Mar 11, 2004 C+ 58
PC Action Jun 17, 1998 40 out of 100 40
PC Joker Jun, 1998 39 out of 100 39
PC Games (Germany) Jun 03, 1998 31 out of 100 31

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Trivia

Development

The game was originally being developed by a (now defunct) company called Heartland Enterprises in Harrogate, North Yorkshire (UK) but they fell out with Interplay who then pulled the plug and gave it to Tribal Dreams instead. Heartland's version can be seen in the video here (YouTube video link). This video uses Heartland's assets that had already been submitted to Interplay as a promo for the game itself, but by then Heartland was no longer trading since Interplay had stopped paying them.

Manual

The game came with a manual discussing each of the 'evil people' depicted in the game, along with bios and the period they lived in. The older ones anyway are probably just made up.
Cravo (620) added Of Light and Darkness: The Prophecy (Windows) on Dec 22, 2000