Nox (Windows)

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Description

Jandor, the legendary hero of Nox, defeated evil necromancers and trapped their souls in an orb, which was then cast into another dimension. Years later, the necromancer Hecubah discovered that the orb was in the possession of Jack Mower, an ordinary guy who lives in a trailer somewhere on our Earth with his girlfriend. Hecubah retrieves the orb, which greatly increases her power, making her particularly dangerous to the inhabitants of Nox. However, Jack is teleported to Nox along with the orb, and appears to be the only one who can stop Hecubah.

Nox is an action role-playing game. It has similarities to Diablo, having isometric perspective and fast-paced action-oriented combat. The RPG elements, however, are less prominent than in Diablo, with the player character gaining experience for vanquishing enemies and leveling up automatically after completing the linear main quests. In the beginning of the game the player must choose a character class for Jack, making him either a fighter, a conjurer, or a wizard. The fighter is physically strong but can only use melee weapons or a few special combat abilities; the conjurer fights with bows and can summon monsters to help him in combat; the wizard has low hit points and cannot equip many weapons, compensating this with a vast array of magic spells.

The multiplayer component consists of modes that are normally found in online first-person shooters, including Deathmatch (sub-divided into "free for all", team, and clan modes), Capture the Flag, as well as other variations of competitive gameplay such as Flagball, King of the Realm, and Elimination.

Screenshots

Nox Windows Magical duel between Jack the Wizard and Hecubah in the Land of the Dead
Nox Windows Mimics are a powerful creatures to summon, and a nice chest to camouflage.
Nox Windows You can go the duration of the game in your underwear if the mood takes you.
Nox Windows Whilst playing the game, you can get 1 of several death pictures when you die, along with a taunt from Hecubah.

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User Reviews

I could put a "Nox" pun here (i.e. Nox on wood), but the game is too good for that.... Chris Martin (1208) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
This time Diablo can go back to hell! MAT (166598) 3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars
Nox - the game that I love paul cairey (359) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Gamers' Republic Apr, 2000 A- 91
GameSpy Mar 02, 2000 88 out of 100 88
Game Informer Magazine Apr, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85
Power Play Feb, 2000 85 out of 100 85
PC Joker Feb, 2000 85 out of 100 85
ComputerGamers.com Jan 01, 2001 84 out of 100 84
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Mar 10, 2000 83 out of 100 83
GameSpot Feb 22, 2000 8.1 out of 10 81
incite PC Gaming May, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Imperium Gier May 03, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

Graphics

Instead of using 3D accelerators Nox relied on the MMX protocols to create many graphic effects, including the spells.

Installation

Instead of the regular "DemoShield"-style installation, while Nox installs, the game tells you about the backstory and "history" of the world. With voice-overs and a slideshow, it makes for an interesting installation process.

Title

Nox is Latin meaning darkness.

Information also contributed by Chris Martin and Zovni

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MAT (166598) added Nox (Windows) on Feb 16, 2000
Other platforms contributed by lights out 10000 (13101)