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Long time ago, an evil sorceress Castomira decided to conquer the world. But a good princess revolted against her, and in a great fight defeated the sorceress. But in order to completely seal the sorceress' powers, the princess had to forge a magic sword. For a long time this sword guarded the peace of the citizens of Arcus. But now the followers of Castomira stole it, and the world is facing a great peril...
Arcus Odyssey is a Gauntlet-like game: lots of action and magic, with items to collects, and many dungeons to free from monsters. The game is also viewed from an isometric perspective, typical for the genre. Choose one of four characters to battle your way through dungeons and castles, or play with a friend in a 2-player mode.
As you progress through the Arcus Odyssey game you'll find chests that contain many different items, from the standard regenerative medicine to powerful Magic of Elemental Summoning. In the chests you'll also get power crystals. Each character has around 5 levels of magic, and you can select your spell by equipping a certain number of power crystals. Take Diane, for instance. Enable a single crystal and you'll be able to use a healing spell. Enable two crystals and you'll be able to fire homing arrows. The magic system is one of the things that make this game so much fun to play, and what's better is that you have complete control over the customization. You can enable Erin's Energy Rune and it will sit there forever until you use it-no instant spells. This allows for a much better combat experience. For instance, you can equip a healing spell before an intense battle, then use it at the push of a button instead of having to pause and select it. The fact that each character has such different spells adds replay value to the game and staves off that all-these-people-fight-the-same-so-there's-really-only-one-character feeling you got with Gauntlet. In Arcus Odyssey you get to choose one of four different warriors in order to go and vanquish Casomira and her army. Your choices are Jedda, the swordsman; Erin, the warrior-maiden; Diane, the elf archer; and Bead, the wizard. Arcus Odyssey, takes character selection to the next level by giving each character different health, attacks, and spells.
Arcus Odyssey Includes:
- Four characters to choose from.
- Features eight challenging levels.
- Deep and involving story that engrosses you in the adventure.
- A full arsenal of weapons and magic spells at your disposal.
- Two-player game mode.
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Speaking of differences, the characters also have radically different standard attacks. The swordsman fires close-range shock waves with his sword, the archer shoots arrows that rebound off walls, the wizard blasts fireballs that have infinite range, and the whip-toting warrior-maiden lashes out at enemies with both a straight attack and a 360 degree twirl (no infinite throwing axes here!). The way the characters are designed to have different attacks is truly wonderful and makes every replay feel different. Your experience with Erin and her powerful (but slow) whip will be totally different from your game with Diane, in which you'll learn to bank arrows off walls in order to bag monsters from safety.
In Arcus Odyssey, you begin the most difficult journey of your life: the quest for the Sword of Light. The land of Arcus is being overrun by evil, and you are the only one who can annihilate the threat and restore peace. Choose from four different noble warriors, each with unique abilities and attributes. You can take on the enemy with either your impressive arsenal of weapons, or you can keep your distance and use magic to cast spells. The game is made up of eight challenging quests, that when completed will reveal the story behind the quest for the Sword of Light. If you're feeling overwhelmed, you can have a friend join your party and really put the hurt on the enemy. In Arcus Odyssey, the fate of the world is in your capable hands.
Arcus Odyssey system requirements:P-200.
Systems: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP.
Game modes: Single game mode Multiplayer (HotSeat).
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2005-07-24 Arcus Odyssey is a Gauntlet-like game with lots of action and magic.
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