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.

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Of Light and Darkness: The Prophecy Windows Part of the intro animation featuring exposition by newspaper headlines
Of Light and Darkness: The Prophecy Windows A disturbing animation shown after you have failed and must start over
Of Light and Darkness: The Prophecy Windows Colored orbs litter the ground; used for dispatching apparitions
Of Light and Darkness: The Prophecy Windows Title logo

User Reviews

Sparkling but flawed gem. Scott Monster (922) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars

Critic Reviews

Attack Games Nov, 1998 9 out of 10 90
Gamezilla Jan 08, 2001 82 out of 100 82
Gameplay (Benelux) Jun, 1998 80 out of 100 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jun, 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) May 10, 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpot UK Apr 27, 1998 6.9 out of 10 69
GameStar (Germany) May, 1998 52 out of 100 52
PC Action Jun 17, 1998 40 out of 100 40
Game Revolution Jun 05, 2004 D+ 33
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