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The Spectre of Castle Coris [2015 ADRIFT version]

by Larry Horsfield profile

Episode 2 of The Adventures of Alaric Blackmoon
Fantasy
2015

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(based on 2 ratings)
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About the Story

Having been created a Duke by the grateful King Kelson for recovering the lost "Axe of Kolt", you are touring the towns and villages of your new duchy of Charlton when you hear about some strange goings-on in the town of Corwyn.

Can you deal with the mysterious apparition which is terrifying the population and unravel the mystery of THE SPECTRE OF CASTLE CORIS?


Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 1
License: free
Development System: ADRIFT
Forgiveness Rating: Tough
IFID: ADRIFT-500-B5FB-7073-4303-B915-E9315D5491A7
TUID: 3915i340rkbnb38l

Remake of The Spectre of Castle Coris [1990 PAW version], by Larry Horsfield

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Classic Fantasy meets Ghost Mystery, March 25, 2020
by Rovarsson (Belgium)
Related reviews: Fantasy, Alaric Blackmoon, Adventure

The second Alaric Blackmoon game. It's a large oldschool quest to save a village from a spectre that's killing and abducting people.
Right from the start it got my attention because of the mystery aspect. Who or what is this Spectre? Finding this out is essential to vanquishing it in the end.

I like my fantasy oldschool, straightforward and unapologetic. Here the mystery adds to the fun. Good puzzles, a great sense of space once you enter the castle grounds. Linear, but I don't mind that in this sort of game. Some great, vividly written scenes.

The author made a design choice that may be offputting to some: until you enter the castle, you must send the ghost away with a prayer every 20 turns or so. To me, this added to the presence of the Spectre, to others, this will get dull.

This game's good for a week, maybe two of ghosthunting and castlesearching fun. Well worth playing.


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Great parser game with built-in map, August 2, 2016
by Denk
Related reviews: ADRIFT 5

The Spectre of Castle Coris is the sequel to the Axe of Kolt, and just as its predecessor it is a modern improvement of an old spectrum adventure. This time Alaric Blackmoon has to solve the mystery of a spectre, which terrorizes the town surrounding the castle Coris. The game can roughly be divided into two parts: First Alaric must gather whatever he needs in his quest outside the castle. Afterwards he must enter the castle and free the town of the evil spectre.

The game is rather big but contains a built-in map, which is well-structured and very convenient (except when playing online – download the game instead). There is a nice use of text colors, which gives life to the overall fine descriptions. The implementation is very good and rarely if ever is guess-the-verb an issue. Anyway a vocabulary command is implemented.

The puzzles range from easy to hard and the player must remember to examine and search everything as well as ask the right questions. Note that the game distinguishes between “ASK [person] ABOUT [topic]” and “ASK [person] FOR [object]”.

Overall, this is a highly enjoyable game, which just reaches the five-star mark.


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