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Jewels of the Oracle (Windows)

67
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
2.1
MobyScore
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Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 1.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.0
Overall MobyScore (2 votes) 2.1


The Press Says

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87
PC Team
30 puzzles passionnants, réhaussés par des graphismes et des musiques extraordinaires... Jewels of the oracle révolutionne le genre. Vous n'en sortirez plus la nuit.
81
PC Gamer
A few years ago, there was a new-age style puzzle game called Heaven and Earth that developed quite a cult following. It offered logic puzzles and computer "toys" to play and twiddle with, wrapped up in new-age graphics and lingo and accompanied by Kitaro-like music. Then, of course, came Myst, which also offered puzzles with a warm, fuzzy fantasy environment to explore at your leisure. (--T.Liam McDonald)
80
Techtite
This game was an amusing hybrid of the search-and-discover aspects of a Myst "clone," and the mind-bending puzzles of The 7th Guest.
80
World Village (Gamer's Zone)
Jewels of the Oracle is definitely not a ground breaking product that will recruit new fans into the puzzle genre of gaming. That aside, this is a puzzle game and what it does is extremely well done indeed. If you are a puzzle fan, you will love this game. If not, why are you reading this review? The only downside to Jewels, and it's a fault most puzzle games have, is that once completed there is nothing to bring you back. Of course, you could always show it to a friend to demonstrate your superior intellect! Overall, a must for any puzzle fan!
77
PC Games (Germany)
Jewels of the Oracle braucht sich hinter seinen Vorbildern The 7th Guest und Myst nicht zu verstecken. Grafisch hervorragend, mit einer dichten Atmospähre, bietet das Spiel herausfordernde Logik-Puzzles, die teilweise mit Fantasy-Elementen gekoppelt sind. Fazit: Sinnvoll, lehrreich und Fun.
67
Entertainment Weekly
Despite some clever conundrums and animated 3-D embellishments, going back to the same well every time gets a little dry. Jewels' designers obviously were trying for another Myst, but what they've created is a very pretty game without Myst's Shakespearean subplot. Working your way through its 24 puzzle rooms ultimately feels claustrophobic.
60
Quandary
If you like the logic puzzles of Entombed or The 7th Guest, and you've been wondering how you are going to fill up the long winter nights that are ahead, then Jewels of the Oracle from Discis Entertainment may be just what you need.
60
PC Player (Germany)
Viele der Rätsel sind originell, Tüftelfreunde kommen bei den teils knackigen Aufgaben auf ihre Kosten. Netterweise darf man die meisten Puzzles in beliebiger Reihenfolge bearbeiten.
43
Power Play
Ob “Jewels of the Oracle“ als direkter „7th Guest“-Konkurrent geplant wurde, erfahren wir wahrscheinlich nie, doch eines ist klar: Das Discis-Produkt ist in vielerlei Hinsicht schlechter als der CD-ROM-Rätsel-Klassiker. Zwar vereint die Juwelenjagd satte 24 Puzzles in sich, doch im Endeffekt wird meist arg probiert, da die Logarithmen für Mathematiker nach einigen Minuten verständlich sein mögen, für Otto Normalverbraucher allerdings ein unnötiges Maß an Selbstbeherrschung voraussetzen. Eventuell versteckte Tips wollen auch nicht helfen, da diese so gut codiert sind, daß sie selten entschlüsselt werden können, und das Orakel ist ein gut gemeinter Witz. Grafisch nett, aber technisch überholungsbedürftig, bietet “Jewels of the Oracle‘ nichts als pure, teils nervenaufreibende Rätsele, Puzzlefanatiker, Mathematiker mit Freizeit und rüstige Rentner dürfen zulangen, alle anderen spielen besser richtige Spiele oder kaufen sich einen großen Rätselband.
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Adventure Classic Gaming
Jewels of the Oracle is a niche title for gamers who simply enjoy challenging logic puzzles or games of strategy. Its success is seen from the fact that several imitators have since been released from different developers and publishers, all claiming to be the true sequel to the cult classic Jewels of the Oracle. For the veteran adventure gamers, however, such enthusiasm quickly dies down from the lack of continuity in gameplay between these puzzles.