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The Wheel of Time (Windows)

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Description

For thousands of years the Dark One has been trapped, but now the four seals keeping him imprisoned have been lost. Four organization of opposing beliefs and principles were searching for these seals. The Aes Sedai sisterhood managed to recover three, but one of them was stolen, allegedly by members of a sect within their organization that worshipped the Dark One. Elayna Sedai, Keeper of the Chronicles of the White Tower, has been promoted to the leader of Aes Sedai, and must retrieve the lost seal at all costs.

The Wheel of Time is a fantasy-themed 3D shooter based on the novel series of the same name by Robert Jordan. Combat is ranged, but the player character doesn't use any weapons and instead relies on artifacts called "ter'angreal". There are 40 types of ter'angreal in the game, which can be used for offensive as well as defensive purposes, e.g. shoot lightning and fireball, heal or hide the protagonist in a cloak, etc.

There are three multiplayer game modes - Arena is a straight-ahead FPS type challenge, whilst Citadel and Team include the game's strategic elements.

Screenshots

The Wheel of Time Windows Fighting a Trolloc inside a creepy cave (nice mist effects)
The Wheel of Time Windows The fanatical army known as the Children of the Light (or Whitecloaks for short) despise Aes Sedai (i.e. YOU) as much as they hate the Dark One's minions
The Wheel of Time Windows Roasting a Whitecloak with the chain lighning Ter'angreal.
The Wheel of Time Windows Fleeing from the soul-eating cloud of Machin Shin inside the lightless Ways

Alternate Titles

  • "La Roue du Temps" -- French title
  • "A Roda do Tempo" -- Brazilian title

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User Reviews

Very refreshing shooter with a story (90/100) Thexder0 (466) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
It's not bad kbmb (399) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars
Recover the stolen seals through strategy and brute force. Lisa Wiklund (9) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars

The Press Says

Game Vortex 1999 90 out of 100 90
Game.EXE Jan, 2000 4.5 out of 5 90
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Jan, 2000 87 out of 100 87
WomenGamers.com Apr 05, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamesmania 1999 85 out of 100 85
PC Player (Germany) Jan, 2000 81 out of 100 81
Game industry News (GiN) 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
incite PC Gaming Feb, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Unlimited Dec, 1999 7.6 out of 10 76
Spel för Alla Jan, 2000 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

German version

In the German version, all blood and gore effects as well as corpses found in the levels were removed.

Awards

  • GameSpy
  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/2000 – Best Action Game in 1999

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robotriot (8637) added The Wheel of Time (Windows) on Dec 31, 1999