From the creator of the Syberia series, experience Benoit Sokal's first adventure game masterpiece.
In 1932, Alexandre Valembois was a young explorer who, with his native friend Antonio Álvarez, wanted to make a name for himself by exploring the mysterious Amerzone region. Befriended by the natives of the region, he witnessed a strange ritual involving a giant egg of the famed white birds. Wanting to prove that the white birds existed, Alexandre betrayed the natives' trust and stole the mysterious egg. Alas, upon his returning to France, nobody believed Alexandre or his journals about the Amerzone.
Sixty years have passed, and the world has changed. World War II has come and gone, the Amerzone remains unexplored and closed off to outsiders by its despotic leader, Antonio Álvarez. Monsieur Alexandre Valembois is an old man at the end of his life, living alone in a lighthouse and wishing to fix his mistake. This is when, a young reporter pays a visit to the old Alexandre Valembois regarding his adventures...
Can you unravel the mystery of the white birds?
Years after playing and finishing Syberia ( the best adv. game I've ever played ! ) I've heard of the game by Benoit Sokal that was released prior to Syberia. People on forums were talking about this game, so I bought it to try it out. At first, my expectations were high cause of fantastic Syberia, but it was fail from the start. I installed Amerzone on my XP cause the game was old. It was VERY buggy from the beginning as I couldn't even finish first half of chapter 1. Bummer .... So I tried Amerzone on W7 and it was not so buggy as I was moving through the game. I have to say that there are only a few NPC's in the game, so I was very disappointed. Also, the game is easy which is cool as you don't need a walkthrough and it is finished in a couple of hours. Graphics were probably great at the time and sound effects and ambient are fantastic !! There are a lot of FMV's as you unravel a GREAT STORY and fantastic world through your voyage but there are also a lot of cliches in screenplay. For everyone who likes Myst games this is a great game and not so bad for adventure fans as myself. Enjoy ....
Amerzone is a first person adventure game a la Myst where you must explore the Amerzone, a fictional country of South America. Why? Because you've just met an old adventurer called Valembois and his dying wish was that you go to the Amerzone to return the White Bird egg he has stolen back in the 30's. The game is old (1999) but it was very impressive back then. It's a first person game. Each screen is pre-rendered and you have the possibility to look in every direction. You must find as many clues as possible in order to progress. But don't worry, Amerzone is not hard to complete. Amerzone is an excellent game with clever puzzles and a fascinating story. The Amerzone is a strange and almost poetic place to see. Games like this are rare nowadays. Too rare. So just play it already!
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