DescriptionThe medieval town of Turnvale has fallen into the hands of the evil sorceress Selena. She is controlling an army of an orc-like warrior race skorl, who serve her with devotion. The skorl hate humans and have terrorized the town and the nearby land. Diermot is an ordinary fellow who was captured by the skorl and thrown into prison. His first task will be to escape. After gaining his freedom, Diermot will also have to find out how to liberate his entire homeland from the clutches of the villains.
This adventure game utilizes a special system called Virtual Theater. Non-playable characters will walk around and perform different actions regardless of the player's interaction with them. There is a variety of options and commands, including the possibility of interaction with a supporting character, whom the player can give orders in order to solve some of the game's puzzles.
Part of the Following Groups
|One of the most underated games||Amiga||Mark Papadakis (36)|
|Greetings, stranger. What is your name?||DOS||Katakis | カタキス (40066)|
|It can't get any worse than this.||DOS||MAT (194573)|
|Génération 4||Atari ST||May, 1992||95 out of 100||95|
|Amiga Mania||Amiga||Aug, 1992||93 out of 100||93|
|Amiga Format||Amiga||Jul, 1992||92 out of 100||92|
|Génération 4||DOS||Sep, 1992||90 out of 100||90|
|Amiga Power||Amiga||Jul, 1992||88 out of 100||88|
|Zero||Atari ST||Jun, 1992||88 out of 100||88|
|Play Time||Amiga||Sep, 1992||76 out of 100||76|
|The DOS Spirit||DOS||Nov 14, 2005||4 out of 6||67|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||DOS||Mar, 1993||Unscored||Unscored|
|Topic||# Posts||Last Post|
|GOG download - no sound||5||Jeanne (76484)
May 24, 2011
BugsThere is a bug in the game which prevents you from completing it. To fix this, you have to choose the 'Restart Game' option, as soon as the game begins. If you don't do this, then at least one vital item (the tinderbox) will not appear.
FreewareOn April 1st, 2003 Revolution Software has released Lure of the Temptress as freeware. You can download the game on Revolution's website.
TitleThere was no temptress in the game until very late in production. When the team had to decide on a name for the game Lure of the Temptress was jokingly brought up. The publishers liked the name, so they decided to rewrite the story to include a temptress.
Unique featuresWith their debut Lure of the Temptress, Revolution Software introduced several unique features to graphic adventure games. The most notable ones are the “Virtual Theatre” system, meaning that all characters in the game have a fixed daily schedule and wander around the world; and the technique called “Auto Routing”, which avoids collisions with obstacles automatically, so that the player doesn’t need to maneuver his protagonist around rocks etc.
- ST Format
- January 1993 (issue #42) - #22 in '50 finest Atari ST games of all time' list
Related Web Sites
- Lure of the Temptress (official website)
- Lure of the Temptress (Revolution's page with free downloads of the full PC game in French, German and English.)
- Revolution Fans (Fan site for all of Revolution's games.)
- ScummVM (Supports Lure of the Temptress under Windows, Linux, Macintosh and other platforms.)
- Walkthrough for Lure of the Temptress (Full solution posted on Revolution's web site)
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