Nox

Good
  • Classic RPG at its best – 3 different stories – True sight
Bad
  • Too many poor sound effects get tiring quickly
8.5

Nox released six months before Diablo II and while Diablo ended up overshadowing it the game is definitely one of the great action RPGs around.

nox-gameplay1

In Nox players take on the role of Jack who gets sent into a parallel universe. The only way to return home to the life he knows is to find the evil sorceress Hecubah and defeat him.

In the game Jack can take on one of three roles (conjurer, wizard and warrior). Not only does each of these classes have their own skills and playstyle they also have their own unique storyline and ending. Which means players can easily play through Nox three times for a different experience.

The conjurer is the master of support and ranged weapons relying on bows, crossbows, healing and the summoning of monsters. The warrior is focused on melee weapons and can equip every armour in the game although this comes at the price of spells and is instead restricted to five abilities. While the wizard is the master of spells but unable to equip many of the items within the game.

nox-gameplay2

From a gameplay perspective Nox plays out like most other role playing games with players exploring a variety of locations while killing enemies for experience and loot to boost their power. One interesting feature that players will run into is a line of sight system that blocks areas of the map that Jack wouldn’t be able to see, the most obvious example being not able to see around corners.

If you originally overlooked Nox then now is the time to grab the game (purchase through Good Old Games to avoid compatibility issues), you’ll be getting an impressive RPG that is really 3 games in one.

Summary:

  • A very impressive action RPG.
  • 3 different characters with distinct playstyles and opportunities.
  • Each class features a different story.
  • Unique True Sight system blocks your vision around corners.
  • Recommended must play for every Diablo fan.

Links:

Videos:


Review Platform: PC

Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team. He has worked in the gaming industry since 2008 publishing content on the likes of YouTube, GameSkinny, Hubpages and other media outlets as a guest author.

Samuel actively enjoys video games across all genres and platforms, watching the trends of the gaming industry and following the independent development scene in particular. Games Finder is also a Steam Curator and featured in the aggregate review data of MobyGames and Neoseeker.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>