New release: Inquisitor

Czech game studio Cinemax, s.r.o. (not to be confused with this Cinemax) has just released Inquisitor, a title described in the gaming press as a Baldur’s Gate clone with Diablo-style combat. (You have a party, but only control the main character.)

Here is the premise of Inquisitor:

The game brings you, a medieval inquisitor, to a gloomy world full of heresy, betrayal and devilish plots. You will hunt for perpetrators of the most atrocious crimes and you will meet a lot of cunning enemies. You will find yourself in the midst of a powerful conspiracy striving to destroy even the foundations of the thousand-year old Empire. As one of the three main characters you will explore all the mysteries of this depressing world and gain reputation of a fearless inquisitor and a witch hunter. Carry out dozens of secondary quests and develop your potential in order to face the more powerful and dangerous enemies and challenges. And remember—everything you do depends just on your own choice!

Funny–everything you do in this article also depends just on your own choice! Will you click the trailer below to play it? Or will you pass it by in favor of the text and screenshots below? Only you can decide.

GOG provides the following feature list for Inquisitor:

  • Three character classes–Paladin, Priest, and Thief–each with his own unique and independent story.
  • Wield the power of the Inquisition as you arrest heretics; use a variety of tools-such as the iron maiden, suspension, and the rack-to extract confessions and burn the heretics!
  • A wide, open-ended world for you to explore and exploit as you see fit.
  • More than 200 weapons, 80 spells, and 7 schools of forbidden and allowed magic!

Oh, and speaking of GOG: Inquisitor is available for $14.99 on GOG and on Desura. It is Windows-only. Inquisitor has already amassed a reputation for being brutally difficult and opaque; there is a review up at Gameranx that may help you decide whether Inquisitor is for you.

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  • Xaenor says:

    The game is great and I’m glad an article about it appeared here so that more people will notice, but why do you say it was “just” released when it was actually available in 2009, albeit in Czech? Eager players could try it three years ago. It was just recently “translated” in English, that much is true.

  • Calavera says:

    Wow, the art is amazing, and the plot sounds fantastic. I love heavily story-driven games where choice matters so, so much. I might have to pass on this one though, since I’m really not that hardcore of a gamer, and get frustrated pretty easily. >.>


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