Excerpt: Graphics & Sound: Nox ’s graphics are quite lavish. They’re 3D-based sprites in a 2D world, much like, err, Diablo . The settings themselves and the various models are much more lush than Diablo ’s, however, and the line of sight algorithm is extremely cool-looking to see in action. Not to mention, your character actually reflects what he’s wearing, armor- and weapon-wise. Very cool.
Summary: In conclusion, this game is fun, addictive, beautiful, and artistic. The game developers truly put their hearts into the production of Nox, and it really shows throughout every part. I personally can't find a fault anywhere, and I know that even in a few years I'll probably be playing this game every so often just to show myself how a good game is made.
Excerpt: I started playing Nox a few weeks ago and, believe me, I have struggled to tear myself away from it to attend to my professional duties. Described (and derided) as a Diablo clone, this has got to be one of the most entertaining games I have played in a while. Why it never set the sales register jingling (I keep seeing it mentioned as one of the best games to have failed commercially) is a mystery to me.
Excerpt: The story behind this game is that you must defeat the evil queen Hecubah and her army of the undead. Nox is more action oriented, but with deeper gameplay too, providing solo play and challenging multi-player arena games. At the start you can choose to be warrior, wizard or conjourer, each of these types has different abilities. You can beat your opponents with dozens of spells, weapons and traps.
Excerpt: Developer: Westwood Studios Publisher: Electronic Arts Minimum System Requirements: Pentium II or P-200MMX or faster 32 MB RAM 300 MB free hard drive space Windows 95/98 w/ Direct 7.0 or Windows NT 4 with Service Pack 4 or newer 2 MB video RAM 8X CD- ROM Direct Sound compliant sound card Two button mouse Recommended System Requirements: Pentium II 266 64 MB RAM 300 MB free hard drive space Windows 95/98 w/ Direct 7.0 or Windows NT 4 with Service Pack 4 or newer 4 MB of...
Excerpt: Nox is another addition to a long line of different companies' arcade games that advertize that they feature some semblance of role-playing. Nox provides a step forward for arcade-style gaming, but fails at the role-playing aspect. Nox turned out to be much like Revenant, but with slightly better graphics and, if you can believe it, a little more action.
Excerpt: I might be wrong, but I think I'm the only one on the entire GiN staff who doesn't role-play at all. Aside from some console-based RPG experiences such as Lunar or the overrated Final Fantasy series (let the hate mail begin again!), I just never really got into it at all. A couple years ago, however, a nice little product from Blizzard, entitled Diablo, was released to the gaming public.