Rif of the Fox Tribe has traveled far from home with his companion Rhene to compete in a puzzle contest. The night before the contest someone steals the wondrous Orb of Storms, an ancient relic of the Humans, and Rif is accused of being the thief. Rif is able to convince his accusers to give him a chance to find the real thief and recover the Orb. Two warriors are assigned to assist and guard Rif in his quest, Eeah of the Elk Tribe and Okk of the Boar Tribe. In addition, Rhene is held hostage by the Boar King to ensure Rif does not try to escape.
Your goal in Inherit the Earth: Quest for the Orb is to guide Rif on his adventure, find clues to locate the real thief, and solve challenges along the way. You can have Rif talk to Okk, Eeah, and other Morph characters that are encountered during Rif's travels. Rif can pick-up items he finds and give these items to others. Some will only trade information for precious items, although what a Morph considers precious can vary greatly. With your help, Rif will be able to clear his good name and rescue his beloved in this classic point-and-click fantasy adventure game!
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.
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.6.8 or later. Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz+ Memory: 1GB of RAM Graphics: 64MB of video memory, Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled.
Posted on 2013-06-04 06:34:17 byNumbers:
Inherit the Earth is an orthodox adventure game using the SAGA system (Same system used in "I have no mouth). When I say orthodox I mean - same amount of verbs that the normal SCUMM system would use, same inventory system... but there are some interesting additions such as isometric levels and mazes similar to the ones in Monkey Island series.
What about the plot? The plot isread more pretty standard - you are framed and well you have to clear your name. Sounds similar? It should. Although the investigation is more convoluted than your regular (fantasy) noir flick, it deliveres a solid amount of puzzles.
Now here comes the hardest part - why do I mention that it's flawed and cut. Flawed cause it's a short game. And that shortness comes from many cut things that were meant to be in the game but were ultimately left out due to time. In the developer interviews that followed the game release, Dreamer's Guild people said that "The game was meant to be mature and larger, but the NWC execs wanted a fairy tale game, so the adult elements were downplayed." Shame really. Another shame is that the game was meant to be a part of a trilogy but due to the low sales of the first game we might not see the conclusion of the trilogy and what we are left with is a cliffhanger ending.
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Posted on 2013-06-04 10:24:17 bycnaltman62:
I played this game as a kid, and it was one of my favorites for a long time. Flawed, sure, but quite a lot of fun. Aggravatingly, it ended on a blatant sequel hook, but that sequel was never made. Still, I loved it and wish I still had my old copy.
Years later though, I learned that it was originally going to be a very different game, with a dark and complex plot focused on interracialread more politics and racism. And then the publisher found out that the hero was a talking fox and decided that therefore the game must be for kids. Thus the whole game was rewritten. Again, that's not to say that what we got was bad--far from it--just that it could have been something a lot more interesting.
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Posted on 2013-06-04 07:39:50 byEvilDustMan:
This is a fairly good adventure game. You can't catch yourself unable to continue, and the logic puzzles are not harsh. I enjoyed it.
However, there is a lot of walking and there are a lot of people you can talk to that don't provide anything but ambiance. You will find yourself having to talk to a lot of rabbits or walking around a lot of open area. The game also suffers fromread more the fact it was meant to be continued and that it had developer/distributor conflicts.
Definitely worth a try at this price.
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