First introduced in Thunderscape, Aden is a world in turmoil. It is the time of the Darkfall, a malevolent plague that threatens to corrupt every living thing in the land. Entomorph: Plague of the Darkfall, finds you in Kyan, where you witness first-hand the ghastly power of this virulent evil -- the inhabitants are slowly being transformed into giant insects! The horror mounts when you realize you're trapped in Kyan and destined to suffer the same fate as those lost souls you've seen skittering into the shadows on six legs. In a spine-chilling flash of realization you feel the change begin, deep inside. Time is now your worst enemy. Find the root of these evil transformations while you still can -- or drown in the seething sea of mutant insects that fair Kyan has become!
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: TEEN with Animated Blood and Gore, Animated Violence.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9.0c, 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.
Posted on 2013-10-31 14:23:22 byRisingson:
First review here? I actually loved this game when it came out: made by the same team behind Al-Qadim (another game I go back to from time to time), it is as unique as that one: not only it is a good action adventure, but its nearly Cronenberg-esque story is quite fascinating. Really good, really fun, just not very deep, but still one of my favourites.
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Posted on 2013-10-31 18:25:20 byrob.liefeld:
This game could be called the "follow-up" to Thunderscape, but really, the only link between them, that they both supposedly take place in the The World of Aden. This was SSI's attempt to make something of their own, since later AD&D games they produced were not as well received.
Still, neither Entomorph nor Thunderscape could be called a "success".
Entomorph is a top downread more action-RPG. Someone mentioned the Al-Quadim PC game, and that's quite fair. Combat and spellcasting plays out in real time, and there aren't really any stats, experience points or levels. The way your character develops it's powers lies in his transformation abilities (as the title suggests): He is able turn partially into a giant insect, and do more and more damage, as the game goes on.
That brings us to the setting and the plot, which are quite unique. There is this island, where people live together with their friendly, domesticated, giant mantis-buddies, until one day, they all turn evil. And you have to find out why.
An interesting idea, but the execution is hit and miss. The graphics are quite terrible, as you can see (not as bad as these screenshots suggest, but not much better either). The controls are quite straightforward and the puzzles are possible to solve, but there's still a general "choppyness" to the whole presentation. A fun little game, I never once rage-quitted it (as I did with Thunderscape), but never had the urge to finish it either.
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Posted on 2013-10-31 19:09:53 byAsanath:
I had this way back when it was first released. I enjoyed the game, but loved the music. The cd allowed you to play just the music on a regular cd player and I kept it around for that purpose long after I finished the game. Sentinal Returns had a soundtrack by John Carpenter that I also kept for the music long after the gameplay became old. May just have to buy this for the soundtrack alone.
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