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.

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Nox Windows Light blue crystals are the best way to fill your mana.
Nox Windows Zapping the boss demon and his fireball-flinging imps with a little lightning
Nox Windows The equipment modifies the way your character looks both in type and in colour of armors/weapons.
Nox Windows Playing magic is a powerfull stuff.

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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 (1204) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
This time Diablo can go back to hell! MAT (184687) 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

Electric Games 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameZone Feb 24, 2000 9 out of 10 90
GameSpy Mar 02, 2000 88 out of 100 88
Game Captain Mar 20, 2000 87 out of 100 87
Gameplay (Benelux) Feb 28, 2000 87 out of 100 87
games xtreme Mar 13, 2000 8.7 out of 10 87
Game Informer Magazine Apr, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Mar 10, 2000 83 out of 100 83
GameStar (Germany) Feb, 2000 83 out of 100 83
Game Revolution Feb 01, 2000 B+ 83

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TRUE or FALSE: Abandonware? 8 Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (589)
Aug 25, 2011

Trivia

Cool feature #213qz: 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 :)

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MAT (184687) added Nox (Windows) on Feb 16, 2000
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