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Koudelka (PlayStation)

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Description

The year is 1898. A young gypsy woman named Koudelka, who possesses unique spiritual abilities, is off to Wales, to investigate the mystery of the Nameton monastery. This monastery was once a regular place of worship, but later was bought by a mysterious man whose death circumstances are yet unclear. Rumors say that supernatural powers have appeared in the monastery since then. But when she begins to explore the monastery, Koudelka discovers she was not the only one who was interested in its past...

Koudelka is a role-playing game with elements of survival horror. Players take the role of Koudelka as she explores the monastery, gathering clues and solving puzzles. This aspect of the gameplay is therefore similar to a survival horror game; however, the combat is strategic and turn-based. During battles, players can position and move the party members freely on the battle field. The amount of actions that can performed during a turn depends on the dexterity of the character. There are also various support and attack spells to cast.

The game features a refined weapon management, in which the damage that is inflicted with a particular kind of weapon (bare hands, guns, maces, etc.) increases the more that the weapon is used. Eventually weapons will break, but new ones can be found from defeated enemies. When one of the characters levels up, players can freely distribute experience points to increase and customize any of their statistics and parameters.

Screenshots

Koudelka PlayStation Koudelka on her horse somewhere in Wales
Koudelka PlayStation A fight against a ghostly version of our party
Koudelka PlayStation Top-down view
Koudelka PlayStation Gooey naked chicks! Hell yeah!

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User Reviews

One of a kind horror survival RPG Oleg Roschin (164804) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars
A Finely and Carefully Crafted Interactive Experience D P (124) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars
Disturbing the Priest Zovni (9384) 2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars
Amazingly pretty for the original Playstation, but boring and repetitive as a game weregamer (157) 3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars

The Press Says

Jeuxvideo.com Sep 19, 2000 17 out of 20 85
Quebec Gamers Aug 25, 2011 8.2 out of 10 82
PSM Aug, 2000 4 out of 5 80
Gamer's Pulse Sep 07, 2000 79 out of 100 79
IGN Jun 29, 2000 6.8 out of 10 68
GameSpot Jan 14, 2000 6.7 out of 10 67
Absolute Playstation Sep, 2000 65 out of 100 65
GameCola.net Jan, 2005 6.5 out of 10 65
Legendra Oct 31, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Privat Computer PC 2000 50 out of 100 50

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Weapon Questions... 3 MasterMegid (900)
Jan 26, 2008
Shame on those "professional" review sites 4 Indra was here (19188)
May 25, 2007

Trivia

"Koudelka" features a true historical figure: the medieval Franciscan monk and savant Roger Bacon makes his appearance in the monastery graveyard.

Related Web Sites

  • Official Website (Koudelka homepage that contains game info, animations, music, wallpapers and more about the game.)
  • Wikipedia: Koudelka (Information about Koudelka at Wikipedia)
MAT (66286) added Koudelka (PlayStation) on Nov 20, 2001