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The Mystery of the Druids (Windows)

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Back Cover (English):
    In this classic adventure, you will take on the role of young Scotland Yard Detective Brent Halligan, assigned to solve the puzzle surrounding a mysterious order of Druids and a series of gruesome murders. It appears that the neo-Druids are conducting ritual killings in order to conjure up incredibly sinister forces.

    In the course of their investigations, the engaging anti-hero and his ally, a young scientist, delve into almost forgotten secrets of the past. Aided by an expert on Druids, they will travel back in time. Only in the past they will be able to find the key in order to save the world, but will they succeed?

    FEATURES

  • More than 50 impressive locations of the past and present
  • More than 360 interactive scenes
  • 3D characters (up to 1000 polygons)
  • High resolution 2D / 3D graphics
  • More than 20 speaking characters
  • 5 hours of voice-overs
  • Lip-sync dialogues created through phonetic speech analysis
  • Non-linear dialogues
  • Extensive real-time soundtrack
  • Soundtrack and FX created with Dolby Surround
  • …end the ritual, before it begins…

    Contributed by Jeanne (75627) on Mar 21, 2002.

Official Game Page:
    The story so far:
    In the year 1000 AD the druids were facing their extinction. The last druids decided to transfer their powers and magic onto five babies in a cruel rite at the megalith circle of Stonehenge, to make sure their secret powers survived.

    A small group of the druids feared though that these children would never be taught how to responsibly use their druidic powers - they might become tyrants nobody could ever stop. To prevent this, the small group of druids kept their energy in the rite, so it remained incomplete.

    The children, the "inheritants of the druids", grew up and became powerful personalities The secret existence of the druids circle was guaranteed, but not the whole druidic powers were united.

    A mysterious murder
    Game: The protagonist of the game is Scotland Yard Detective Brent Halligan, who one day has to investigate in a mysterious murder case. In the course of his investigations he finds out that he's dealing with a very extraordinary crime - maybe with a ritual murder.

    After inquiries with anthropologist Dr. Turner he finds out that a druidic order might be responsible for the murder. With the aid of druid expert Arthur Blake Halligan and Turner soon meet the central figure of the order, a wealthy and powerful Lord from the outskirts of London: Lord Sinclair.

    It becomes obvious that the druids will complete their rite soon. Halligan and Turner now know, that only they can thwart this plan. To obtain this, the two of them have to overcome a lot of difficult tasks: At first things need to be done in the present time to be prepared for the dangerous mission.

    Then they have to travel back in time and stop the preparations of the rite already in the past. For this purpose they have to familiarize themselves with the druidic sciences and rites, because you need the power of the four elements and to know how to use them to solve all puzzles and to finally obtain the mysterious rune staff, without which the druids cannot complete the rite.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75627) on Mar 06, 2002.