History will need to be rewritten soon! In the early 16th century, the Spanish conquest / genocide of the Inca empire began. 500 years later (so… about now), it will finally come to a conclusion – in space! El Dorado, the mythical leader of the, well, not the Inca, but the Muisca (but who am I to quibble about historical accuracy in a game with Incas in space…), finally arrives and with the advice of Huayna Cápac's ghost, he confronts Spanish baddie Aguirre in a decisive battle.
"Parlez-vous français?" At the time of the publication of the original I was already struggling with learning English at school, but fortunately the basic French course was still far away from me and could have stayed there for all I cared. No wonder I never heard of this exclusively French game before.
La Crypte Des Maudits is the successor of La Secte Noire, which was released one year earlier, so this is already the second part on the same topic: The common people are terrorized by the machinations of a brotherhood of dark monks, who practice their black magic in the secret vaults of remote castles. Of course, the player's task is to stop it and eliminate or at least undermine the black sect. A pleasant shiver is apparently provided in this dark, lightning-flooded environment and therefore I am glad to be able to play the game without any knowledge of French.
Hunger Daemon is a game about the search of a long-time veterinarian student for a heart, a girl and something to eat… not necessarily in this order. His journey is linked to his uncle, who wants to take over the world by summoning an elder being into his body. Of course this cannot be for real, so the only serious question he has to ask himself is: When are you going to get your hands on some food?
Probably the best way to describe this text adventure would be as an interactive horror spoof fiction set in the world of the Cthulhu Mythos. It pokes a lot of fun at inane gibberish chanting, gathering obscure items or tomes for overly dramatic rituals at tastelessly decorated altars, very narrow minded monster beetles and digging up otherworldly artefacts in places where anyone could have stumbled upon them ages ago. What is especially nice is the stark contrast between the comparatively 'normal' everyday adventure game action, you will have to do to finish the game, and the somewhat strange things which are going on in that cellar.