DescriptionJandor, 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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|I could put a "Nox" pun here (i.e. Nox on wood), but the game is too good for that....||Chris Martin (1208)|
|This time Diablo can go back to hell!||MAT (166598)|
|Nox - the game that I love||paul cairey (359)|
|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||80|
|Imperium Gier||May 03, 2000||60|
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|TRUE or FALSE: Abandonware?||8||Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (589)
Aug 25, 2011
GraphicsInstead of using 3D accelerators Nox relied on the MMX protocols to create many graphic effects, including the spells.
InstallationInstead 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.
TitleNox is Latin meaning darkness.
Information also contributed by Chris Martin and Zovni
Related Web Sites
- Nox (official website)
- Garden of NOX (Story, characters, weapons, armour, magic, screenshots, articles... does that seem enough!?)
- Nox Fan Headquarters (Nox Fan Headquarters)
- Official game website (Westwood Studio's official Nox site)
- The Forest of Nox (Fan site with a little strategy and some cheats.)
- White Lightning (Informational fan site.)