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Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy (Windows)

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MobyRank
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A typical Kheops game for history and astrology buffs Jeanne (75620) 2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars

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Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 2.8
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Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.4
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Overall MobyScore (9 votes) 3.2


The Press Says

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85
Adventurearchiv
Nostradamus – Die letzte Prophezeiung entführt einen mühelos in die Welt des 16. Jahrhunderts; historische Hintergründe und Fiktion werden zu einer spannenden Story verknüpft. Durch das Element der Verkleidung ergeben sich neue Handlungsmöglichkeiten und der leicht steigende Schwierigkeitsgrad sorgt dafür, dass man der sympathischen Hauptdarstellerin unbedingt helfen möchte, das Geheimnis zu lüften. Durch die geringe Anzahl an Morden und die wenig gruselige Darstellung der Leichen ist Nostradamus auch für jüngere Spieler geeignet; ob sechsjährige Kinder, wie von der USK freigegeben, mit dem Spiel ihre Freude haben, wage ich aber angesichts der astrologischen Rätsel doch zu bezweifeln.
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Adventure Europe
Mit „Nostradamus – Die letzte Prophezeiung“ haben Kheops Studio wieder ein solides 1st-Person Adventure in typischer Machart vorgelegt, das aber in technischer Hinsicht keine wirklichen Innovationen aufweist. Hervorzuheben ist die im Vergleich zu deren letzten Adventures doch sehr spannende Story rund um eine Prophezeiung des Nostradamus, die eine Tragödie für die Königsfamilie voraussagt. Grafisch präsentiert sich das Spiel mit vorgerenderten Locations, sie sehr schön gestaltet sind, allerdings wieder deutlich zu wenig Hintergrundanimationen aufweisen und letztlich sehr leblos wirken. Leider kann die Rotationsgeschwindigkeit nicht langsam genug eingestellt werden, sodass sich manche Spieler unwohl fühlen könnten. Aufgelockert wird das gesamte Spiel durch viele Zwischensequenzen und stimmige Musik. Auch die Sprachausgaben sind von einwandfreier Qualität. Die Rätsel sind interessant und steigern sich im Schwierigkeitsgrad mit dem Spielverlauf, werden aber nie extrem schwer.
80
GameZebo
Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy turned out to be a throwback to the old adventure games I loved playing when I was a teenager. This game is rated Teen, but it’s only due to mild blood and violent references made in the game - there is no actual graphic violence shown in the game. I can easily recommend this game, especially to young females since Madeleine is an excellent role model.
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Adventure Gamers
I finished the game in about 12 hours, but as always, play time will depend on how long it takes to solve some of the puzzles. Throughout that time I was both pleased and impressed, as Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy is a solid game with an intriguing story and fun, well-integrated puzzles. For someone like me who loves the past, it was a fascinating escape into another time, offering a rare glimpse of one of history’s most notable characters, if only in a secondary role. Even if you’re not as intrigued with history as I am, the investigation makes for an entertaining adventure in its own right, and I’ll make a prediction myself that most adventure gamers will enjoy the experience.
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Adventure-Treff
Nostradamus - Die letzte Prophezeiung vermengt mittelalterlichen Krimi gekonnt mit mystischem Wissen und einer guten Portion Ruhe. Einmal auf den Pfaden des Nostradamus wandelnd, möchte man Licht in das Dunkel bringen, das der Seher eher unwissentlich prophezeite. Das Spiel motiviert, unter ständigem Zweifel an der Selbsterfüllung dieser Vorhersagen zu versuchen, die kosmischen Zusammenhänge zu verstehen und gegebenenfalls deren Einfluss sogar zu entkräften, indem man die Vorhersage nicht eintreten lässt.
75
Game Vortex
So is Nostradamus worth the purchase? Well, it's a tough game that can keep you busy for a while. If you don't mind the amount of tedium that goes along with that, then look into it. The story is interesting enough, but you could easily get frustrated at the game.
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Puntaeclicca.it
Avventura interessante per il contesto storico e coinvolgente per i risvolti gialli della sua trama. Il gioco si propone nella media dei buoni giochi d'avventura senza eccellere né per lunghezza né per originalità.
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GameBoomers
In the end, I think what's missing has to do either with the lack of nuanced, unconventional villains -- or perhaps with Madeleine herself. Our heroine makes a wonderful Renaissance sleuth and the game expertly tests and reveals her abilities. But Madeleine's personality doesn't seem to develop in any way during the course of the adventure. Is it possible to have the power to change your world and yet not be affected by the process? I'd like to see more of Madeleine in other games, and I'd like to see how her experiences have changed her.
75
Jeuxvideo.com
Pour moi, ce jeu est une bonne surprise. Quand j'ai su que j'allais le tester, j'ai eu une vision : ça n'allait pas me plaire, à cause du thème abordé. Mais apparemment je n'ai aucun don de voyance, car cette prédiction ne s'est pas réalisée. Au contraire, j'ai vraiment passé un bon moment, et les fans de jeux d'aventure devraient également y trouver leur compte. Allez, je tente moi aussi une dernière prophétie : Totem est un studio à surveiller de près à l'avenir. Espérons pour eux et pour les joueurs que nous sommes, que cette fois-ci je ne me trompe pas et que mes propos s'avèrent prémonitoires.
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Game Over Online
But otherwise, Nostradamus is a pleasant adventure. It’s a little short and a little easy, but the puzzles are well laid out and they make sense, and the interface makes it easy to navigate your way through the game. Plus, you’ll probably learn some things about astrology and France (just not Nostradamus) when you play. Given some of the dogs I’ve reviewed lately, Nostradamus, even with the mediocre score I’m giving it, stands out from the pack, and it’s a reasonable purchase during this holiday season.
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IGN
You will learn at least a little about astrology by playing this game. If that doesn't interest you, you may be annoyed, but then you are probably not the type inclined to pick up Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy in the first place, no matter how detailed the environments are or how much you love immersing yourself in puzzle hell.
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GameStar (Germany)
Mit den Render-Adventures ist es ja so eine Sache - selten stimmt das ganze Paket. Entweder ist die Geschichte langweilig, die Rätsel zu schwierig oder die Steuerung macht dem Spielspaß den Garaus. Nostradamus hingegen macht nichts von alledem wirklich falsch, sondern liefert generell gelungen-bekömmliche Abenteuerkost. Zu einem richtig guten Adventure fehlen allerdings die Überraschungsmomente und die Abwechslung. Zu viele Rätsel bestehen aus dem Zuordnen astrologischer Zeichen oder dem Mixen von Apothekertränken nach Rezept. Nostradamus ist ein ordentliches Adventure, mehr aber auch nicht.
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Adventures - Kompakt
Ein passables Spiel. Gut für zwischendurch, aber definitiv kein großer Wurf.
69
Adventure Corner
'Nostradamus – Die letzte Prophezeiung' ist ein technisch solides Ego-Adventure, dass eine interessante Geschichte erzählt. Die wird aber leider durch das Ende ziemlich kaputt gemacht. Es macht Spaß, auszuprobieren, wie die anderen Charaktere auf unterschiedliche Verkleidungen reagieren. Doch leider stören einige Rätsel, die irgendwie nicht so richtig zur Geschichte passen wollen. Die wirklich sehenswerten Hintergrundgrafiken leiden daran, dass ihnen einfach zu wenig Leben eingehaucht wurde und sie deswegen eher wie aus einem Fotoalbum wirken. Nicht nur deswegen bleibt das Gefühl, dass irgendetwas fehlt. Astrologen oder Anhänger von Nostradamus Fersen werden dennoch ihren Spaß an dem Titel haben.
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Mygamer.com
It's very difficult to assign a game like Nostradamus without calling some sort of personal bias into play. I didn't particularly enjoy it more than I would a more interactive adventure, and my desire to reach for some sort of walkthrough (although I didn’t) sprang up more than once. For fans of the genre who love to have their brain teased as well as hung up for hours however, this is to be expected, and you could do much worse than what the developers of this game have come up with here; a genuinely challenging, if a bit inclusive adventure.
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Strategy Informer
If you’re a fan of adventure titles, then you’ve probably already bought Nostradamus. For all its accomplishments it must be said that they’re standard inclusions. A gamer in the twenty-first century expects an involving story; a fluid graphics engine and strong gameplay. It’s simple regurgitation, but in a new setting with some tweaks. There’s nothing off about The Last Prophecy, just nothing to scream from the heavens about.
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Gameslave UK
Overall, Nostradamus is a mix of good and bad. In a genre that features game after game which suffer fatal flaws, it has the story, the graphics and the style to make an entertaining, if a little too complicated and occasionally buggy, murder mystery. One to buy when you have some time on your hands (or a massive interest in astronomy.)
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GameZone
Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy does do some things right in terms of the graphics and sound quality. The overall concept isn’t that bad either, but some of the finer points such as the tasks that need completed could’ve definitely been dulled down a bit. This game is, however, an absolute must for any astrology buff!
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Avid Gamer
Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy is for the gamer that has played 100 similar titles and wants another that’ll provide the same old. Challenging, oddly involving and slightly addictive, it’s a game for the genre enthusiast. It’s on the line of being cast as outdated and manages to provide a passable experience. Nothing special.
60
Level
Per total, aş zice că sunt destul de acrit de Nostradamus. Reuşeşte să fie kitsch, având nişte idei şi concepte la origine bune. Nu pentru că aş fi snob, dar pentru că apar oricum puţine adventure-uri în general, iar cultul contemporan al reglazurării istoriei cu picanterii ieftine de telenovelă nu face decât să bată un cui în plus pe un sicriu din care se mai aude un oftat din când în când. Oh well, aştept să se reinventeze o decodificare excentrică a operelor lui Oscar Wilde, în care să salvez lumea de terorişti irlandezi.
60
AceGamez
Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy is enjoyable but flawed; it's too short, with little reason to play it again (beyond seeking a higher score), the game world isn't lively or well populated enough to be convincing and the puzzles are of mixed quality, making it a pretty standard point-and-click game. Pulling no punches and sticking to a tried and tested formula can still produce a surprisingly enjoyable game, but the few new additions like the inventory system fail to raise the game above the competition. With the lack of anything new and often complex puzzles, I decree that this is one for dedicated adventure game players only - newcomers to the genre will quickly find themselves out of their depth.
60
Thunderbolt Games
Nostradamus certainly isn’t a bad game but it’s a title filled with a number of half victories. The story, albeit brief, is involving but also stiffly delivered. Half of the puzzles are well designed, while the other half serves little purpose other than testing your patience. You’ll also wander around Provence as both yourself and your brother, but you’ll discover there really isn’t much point to it all. If you have to solve the Last Prophecy then by all means go for it, but most players will find themselves happier leaving Nostradamus to rest in peace.
60
gameZine (UK)
So, what we have here is a solid if unspectacular point-and-clicked, sprinkled with astrological nonsense and overwhelmed by Cadfael-esque herbs and spices. It isn’t going to break any sales records or get the heart pumping with exciting action sequences, but for a lazy, relaxed game experience, it could be worse.
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JeuxVideoPC.com
Impatients et allergiques à la réflexion passez votre chemin. Nostradamus fera transpirer plus d’un premier de la classe. Les domaines abordés sont très spécifiques et le profane devra étudier avant de progresser. Techniquement agréable, le soft n’est pas sans défauts mais ils n’entachent pas trop l’expérience et plus l’enquête avance, plus l’on gagne en aisance et plaisir.
60
Gamekult
Avec ce Nostradamus, Totm nous propose un bon petit point & click assez équilibré. S'il ne fait pas d'éclats au niveau graphique, le titre possède un charme certain, grâce à son ambiance provençale, à ses musiques agréables et à ses énigmes tournant autour de l'astrologie, qui ne sont ni trop évidentes, ni trop tordues. L'intrigue ne se dévoile que petit à petit, et le joueur prendra plaisir à explorer les différentes pistes et à se promener dans le petit village de Salon-de-Provence, en compagnie de Nostradamus et de sa fille Madeleine.
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Absolute Games (AG.ru)
То, что могло бы стать неплохим пособием для историков-любителей, вылилось в легкий, перегруженный криологизмами криминальный фельетон с банальным финалом. Типично для поздней Kheops, что совсем не красит ее. Лесом пошли нравы эпохи и житие легенды из легенд. Пяток пазлов на время — и есть напряженная, полная драматизма развязка. Что будущее нам сулит? Понятно и без Нострадамуса: новые стандартные квесты от Kheops на старом движке. Как оказалось, непросто уйти от проклятия Cryo.
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Jolt (UK)
None will be as disappointed as I, the great Nostradamus, first suffering the indignity of several of my prophecies not turning out how everyone thought they would, then ending up with my name on this frigging drivel. The Last Prophecy? I bloody well hope so…
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Yet Another Review Site (YARS)
To sum up, Nostradamus is a game with a fairly average story, repulsive gameplay, some impossible to solve puzzles, poor graphics and some fairly bad voice acting. In the game's defence, I didn't find any obvious glitches, which have been ominous in the other lighthouse games I've played, and if you can look past the gameplay, it's got some fairly good murder mystery elements to be found. Unfortunately, there was not enough good for me to be able to look past the bad, and I found the game generally boring and frustrating. I would advise you to avoid this one unless you desperately need to play an adventure game and can't find anything else, in which case, try the demo first. There are much better adventure games to be had.