User review spotlight: Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (DOS)

Nox (Windows)

Teen
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
85
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.
Not an American user?

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 If you get lost, you can click TAB to see map on your left.
Nox Windows You can go the duration of the game in your underwear if the mood takes you.
Nox Windows What action RPG would be complete without scantily clad winged ladies trying to zap you to death?

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

I could put a "Nox" pun here (i.e. Nox on wood), but the game is too good for that.... Chris Martin (1098) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
This time Diablo can go back to hell! コナン (76898) 3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars
Nox - the game that I love paul cairey (321) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

Electric Games 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameZone Feb 24, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Game industry News (GiN) 2000 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
IGN Feb 25, 2000 8.9 out of 10 89
Game Informer Magazine Apr, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85
GameStar (Germany) Feb, 2000 83 out of 100 83
Power Unlimited May, 2000 8.2 out of 10 82
PC Games (Germany) Mar 07, 2001 82 out of 100 82
GameSpot Feb 22, 2000 8.1 out of 10 81
Computer Gaming World (CGW) May, 2000 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
TRUE or FALSE: Abandonware? 8 Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (590)
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 :)

Related Web Sites

コナン (76898) added Nox (Windows) on Feb 16, 2000
Other platforms contributed by menschenfeind (4090)