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Obsidian (Windows)

76
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.7
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.
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Description

The plot of this Myst-influenced 5CD adventure game involves issues such as nanotechnology and artificial intelligence. Fortunately, the bundled strategy guide explains the basics of these subjects. Gameplay is linear and largely based around puzzles.

Screenshots

Obsidian Windows Title screen
Obsidian Windows Nano-robots
Obsidian Windows Library
Obsidian Windows Lift

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User Reviews

The game that should have been as popular and acclaimed as Myst, but didn't. Brandon R (4) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars

The Press Says

Just Adventure 2003 A 100
GameBoomers Nov, 2004 A- 91
GameSpot Jan 23, 1997 8.3 out of 10 83
Game Revolution Jun 05, 2004 B+ 83
Quandary Apr, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adventure Classic Gaming Mar 01, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Games Magazine 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adventure Gamers Feb 12, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Games (Germany) Dec 03, 1997 51 out of 100 51

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Trivia

Obsidian's only true call to fame (and a pretty rare one among videogames) came courtesy of it's imaginative advertizement campaign. Combining both printed ads as well as tv spots, the campaign was reeeeally weird and portrayed several common situations twisted in a way that defied all laws of physics, nature and logic followed by the tagline "Your rules do not apply here". Ie: a printed ad showing an empy room lit by an overhead lamp, only the lamp produces darkness instead of light... Cooky, innit? Yet the most impressive ad was the famed "egg" TV spot, which became a particular object of cult among publicity buffs and won 3 Gold Clio awards and became a permanent feature on the New York Museum of Modern Art (as well as being a regular on TV commercial specials and a runner-up to Cannes Golden Lion award if I remember correctly).

The spot featured a guy dropping an egg to the floor with unexpected results, and is one truly amazing commercial. Check it out on http://helpllc.com/HTML/broadcast.html

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Null McNull (29) added Obsidian (Windows) on Jun 08, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Jeanne (75620)