Lure of the Temptress (Amiga)

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Lure of the Temptress is a fantasy adventure game developed by Revolution Software and published by Virgin Interactive Entertainment in 1992.

Year1992
GenreAdventure
Rating4 (4)10
PublisherVirgin Games
DeveloperRevolution Software
Updated12 April 2017
TAGSfantasy freeware virtual theatre

Game Review

Lure of the Temptress is a fantasy adventure game developed by Revolution Software and published by Virgin Interactive Entertainment in 1992.

This was the debut game for Revolution Software and with it they introduced several unique features to graphic adventure games. Most notably were the ‘virtual theatre’ and ‘auto routing’ features. The virtual theatre system set all NPCs (non-playable characters) to a daily schedule and they would wander around the world. The same system will be later used for Beneath a Steel Sky and Broken Sword. Auto routing would allow for your character to automatically avoid obstacles rather than the player having to do that manually.

Playing as a peasant by the name of Diermot, you follow your king and his party to a nearby town that has requested assistance. You and the crew unwittingly ride into a band of man-eating Skorl who are being led by the titular temptress, Selena. Selena and her army manage to defeat the king’s men and dispatch the king himself. You wind up captured by the Skorl and are thrown into the local dungeon. With a little bit of help, you manage to escape and plunge headlong into a plot to save your homeland. Control your fate through a point-and-click interface and a system of drop-down menus. Diermot can navigate the world, solve puzzles, pick up objects, and command certain supporting characters. Enlist allies and complete quests on your road to take down the temptress.

Fun fact: The temptress was not actually part of the original story of the game. She was added later once the title was chosen. Lure of the Temptress was received favorably upon release and praised for its innovative controls and graphics. In 2003, the game was released as freeware. Give in to your temptation to play!!

Review by: Tasha
Published: 2 February 2017, 7:05 am


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