Evil Islands

a.k.a. Проклятые Земли / Proklyatye zemli / Evil Islands: Curse of the Lost Soul

published by Fishtank Interactive / 1C Company in 2000-10-26, developed by Nival Interactive, running on Windows
type: action/reflex, role-play
genre: Fantasy, Action-RPG
series: Allods
perspective: bird's-eye
player options: single player, LAN, Internet
game engine: Custom
languages: eng pol rus other

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Official description

Evil Islands is a perfectly balanced blend of mind-blowing hack-and-slash action with a need for cautious, crafty strategic planning. Moving freely between fabulously scenic and diverse game areas, players do battle in command of smaller, potent parties of heroes wielding both magical and fighting skills, in a truly interactive role-playing environment. The course of events unrolls with fatal speed to carry player away to dazzling adventure full of treacheries and guile snares. However, player's fate is in his or her own hands: every item gained on the plains and highlands of the realms of Evil can be taken to the hometown and reassembled to create unique enchanted armor and weapon or unparalleled magic spells.

Everything in the game is true 3D. Unique smooth 3D objects change and morphing technology, procedural texturing, and texture preprocessing allows a whole bunch of new opportunities. See characters' shoulders grow right in the course of the game as their skills develop; admire soft shadows cast by trees and mountains; gape at wounds and grazes as they appear on characters' bodies and armor when they are hurt; and feel the easy grace of levitating creatures as their loose garments flutter in the wind.

Each of the three islands in the game have unique architecture and art style incorporating elements of native art of the Southeastern and Northern Europe, South America and Ancient Egyptian. Muck and mire of the fens, glittering snowy mountains, sunlit grassland and dank, gloomy dungeons make an overwhelming abundance of detail, enhanced with the additional effects of mist, rain and smooth day/night change. The original, fully interactive electronic-symphonic ambient music enriched with ancient Scandinavian, Celtic and Irish tunes, is professionally recorded in MP3-files. More than 1000 environmental sounds and noises reflect game events, time of the day and year.

* Best of strategy and role-playing
* Non-linear plot in a mysterious and hostile fantasy universe
* Three islands with unique inhabitants, culture, climate, and monsters
* 3D engine with real-time weather and day/night changes
* Changes in equipment, health and attributes affect the in-game character model
* Item and magic constructors for custom weapons, armor, and spells
* Unique system of skills enriched with dozens of additional abilities
* Characters can walk, run, crawl, sneak, backstab, and steal
* 80 missions totaling 100 hours of gameplay
* Internet and LAN multiplayer support
Nival - # 2008-09-04 14:14:05 - official description - source

Technical specs

display: textured polygons
* Windows 95, 98, ME or 2000
* 233 MHz Pentium II or Celeron CPU
* 64 MB RAM
* 3D accelerator
* 8X CD-ROM drive
* 500 MB HD space
Sanguine # 2008-09-04 14:13:01

Editor note

Latest version: 1.06 (as of 2001-04-06)
# 2008-09-04 14:07:04

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