DescriptionThe Secrets of Da Vinci: The Forbidden Manuscript is an adventure game which takes place in Italy in 1522, 3 years after Leonardo Da Vinci's death. It is not the same as the action/adventure game titled after the movie, The Da Vinci Code, but an entirely different game.
The artist and inventor Da Vinci bequeathed all of his technical notes to his student and scholarly companion, Francesco Melzi. You play the role of Melzi's apprentice, Valdo, who is sent to Da Vinci's home to find his secret notebook. Once gaining entrance to Da Vinci's residence, there are many obstacles in his way including the artist's own inventions and the puzzles that go along with them.
Using a point-and-click interface, explore the estate of Leonardo Da Vinci which is replicated on-screen in 3D. Meet and converse with the current resident of the manor and the grounds keeper. Consultations and historical documents from the Chateau du Clos Lucé (formerly the Manoir du Cloux) assisted the developers in depicting the estate and grounds with historical accuracy.
Puzzles are based on the actual works of DaVinci and are a mixed variety of mechanical, scientific and alchemic. Most require simple logic and deduction but some are triggered by discovering the correct clue. Solving puzzles inside Valdo's interactive journal is necessary as well.
The game is divided into 4 Chapters (days). There are several different endings possible depending upon decisions you make during the last portions of the game.
- "达芬奇的秘密：被禁的手稿" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
- "Тайна да Винчи: Потерянный манускрипт" -- Russian spelling
- "The Secrets of Da Vinci: Zakazany Manuskrypt" -- Polish title
- "The Secrets of Da Vinci: Tajemství Mistra Leonarda Zapovězený Rukopis" -- Czech title
- "The Secrets Of Da Vinci: Le Manuscrit Interdit" -- French title
- "The Secrets of Da Vinci: Il Manoscritto Proibito" -- Italian title
- "The Secrets of Da Vinci: Das verbotene Manuskript " -- German title
- "Secrets of Da Vinci HD" -- iPad title
- "Los Secretos de Da Vinci: El Manuscrito Prohibido" -- Spanish title
- "Da Vinci Experience" -- Working title
|Similar to a Jules Verne adventure||Windows||Jeanne (75634)|
The Press Says
|PC Gamer||Windows||Aug, 2006||80 out of 100||80|
|Adventure Gamers||Windows||Jun 14, 2006||80|
|GameStar (Germany)||Windows||Jun, 2006||71 out of 100||71|
|IGN||Windows||Jun 12, 2006||7.1 out of 10||71|
|Playback||Windows||Jul, 2006||7 out of 10||70|
|Adventure Advocate||Windows||Jun 12, 2006||70|
|Adventure Classic Gaming||Windows||Apr 15, 2009||60|
|MacLife||Macintosh||Feb 19, 2010||60|
|PC Games (Germany)||Windows||May 29, 2006||45 out of 100||45|
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Related Web Sites
- An Interview With Kheops Studio (Kheops Studio is interviewed in English by the Greek adventure game website, the Adventure Advocate, about their then newly released title, The Secrets of Da Vinci (May 22nd, 2006).)
- MaGtRo's Walkthrough (posted on Gameboomers.com)
- The Secrets of Da Vinci (Multi-lingual official website)
- The Secrets Of Da Vinci: Le Manuscrit Interdit (Official French Site)
- The Secrets of Da Vinci: The Forbidden Manuscript (Official Spanish website)
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