Seal Of Evil (c) GMX Media
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Supplied by ....: HOODLUM Release Date ..: 02/2005
Cracked by .....: HOODLUM Protection ....: Laserlock Marathon
Packaged by ....: HOODLUM CD Count ......: 2
The Seal of Evil story is set in the twilight years of the Warring
States period of Chinese history (476 206 BC).
This turbulent time marks the disintegration of the longest lived of
all imperial dynasties, the Zhou. Out of the strife and chaos emerges a
nobleman possessed of an indomitable spirit and an uncompromising vision
of the future: Ying Zheng, ruler of the Qin state.
He will stop at nothing to reunite the disparate Chinese kingdoms.
Combining ancient legends and mythic storytelling with historical fact,
Seal of Evil sets the stage for an epic adventure wherein the players
struggle to thwart the Qin invasion of their peaceful homeland,
East Baiyue. Ferocious beasts, merciless enemy soldiers,
wicked bandits, and terrifying supernatural foes are hazards they
must face in order to achieve this goal. There is still hope for them,
however, for along the way they will also make many friends and
acquire powerful weapons and equipment. And armed with mighty
elemental magic, they may yet come face to face with
the very Gods themselves.
The concept of the Five Elements is an ancient and enduring one
in Chinese culture. It permeates all aspects of life, from daily
living to spirituality to science. They are not true elements,
but rather five states of the singular spiritual and material
force known as qi. The elements are known by their mundane names
as Metal, Wood, Earth, Water, and Fire. They are the most fundamental
and ubiquitous components of existence and their movements influence
everything. In the context of Seal of Evil, the Five Elements are at
the heart of the magic and combat system. A character trained in
their theory and philosophy can manipulate them in order to achieve
certain supernatural effects. Through the judicious use of elemental
magic, a character can improve attributes, skills, equipment, weapons,
create magic items, and even solve puzzles in the game.
The Five Elements system makes Seal of Evil
a dynamic and surprising game.
Seal of Evil relies upon Object Softwares newly developed GFX3D
engine, which blends 2D and 3D imaging techniques to deliver
stunning in-game graphics. There are hundreds of fully rendered
regions to explore, such as the idyllic and often mysterious
villages of East Baiyue, the magnificent and dangerous cities
of the Central Plains, ancient palaces, cloud-capped mountains,
and other locales too numerous to name. Each environment is
unique and rich in detail. The 3D rendering engines special
effects capabilities further enhance them,
allowing players to take full advantage of their
computer hardwares graphic potential.
The five hero types in Seal of Evil can equip themselves from a
total selection of more than 80 types of armor, weapons,
and accessories. Furthermore, the elemental magic system
allows players to unlock hidden attributes in many pieces of
equipment that may grant special bonuses to combat, defense,
and spell casting depending on the character that wields
them. Every hero has the potential to be customized from
the sword on his belt down to the rings on his fingers.
ADVANCED ITEM CREATION
Seal of Evil introduces an advanced item creation system that
allows players to make equipment using a wide variety of
methods. Each one relies on different materials and elemental
attributes, and may be learned through persistent
exploration and investigation. Raw materials for
item creation can be harvested or found in the wild,
bought and traded from merchants or commoners, or taken from
enemies slain in combat. A characters equipment can be
upgraded by means of the item creation system as well.
This grants enhanced abilities, bonuses, protection,
and spell casting above and beyond the gears innate attributes.
Other items, such as medicines and cut gems, can also be created.
BALANCED SKILL SYSTEM
Skills add an entirely new dimension to combat and adventuring.
The five heroes each have unique skills that apply
strictly to their chosen professions. In addition to normal skill
advancement through the accumulation of experience,
skills can be improved with elemental attributes or with
enhanced weapons and equipment. There are many ways to learn new
skills in Seal of Evil, such as by finding a rare scroll in a
secret cave, or from the unassuming old man in the street
who is in truth a master of kung fu.
Seal of Evils Real Time Strategy combat model lends itself
perfectly to coordinated teamwork, both in the frenzied heat
of battle and while performing quests. The advanced creature AI
that controls enemies is sure to get the adrenalin flowing
during combat. The heroes also have special skills and abilities
meant to complement and balance their counterparts in group
situations. Players must consider their roles on a team
and guide their characters accordingly. Not only does sound
strategy and tactics contribute to everyones survival
in the game, they also greatly enhance overall game play
and improve the immersive nature of the story.
The Seal of Evil story has multiple possible endings.
The one the players discover is determined by their choices and
actions while performing certain quests. Conversations with
NPCs (non-player characters) also have an effect on the
outcome; different conversations can tip the balance
from one ending to another. To assist the players along the way,
the game system generates a Quest and Travel log to record
significant events and conversations. Performing all available
quests can potentially lengthen game play by as much as 30.
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