The Inquisition certainly deserves its brutal reputation, but would it look any different though the eyes of an Inquisitor himself? Adventure gamers can now find out for themselves with the release of The Inquisitor: Book 1 - The Plague.
Set in the 14th century, the game stars Nicolas Eymerich, an Inquisitor "famous for his rigidity and efficient methods" who is sent to a small village in southern France to investigate a case of heresy. His probe soon reveals that the townsfolk aren't telling him everyhing, and that the "sickening smell of Satan and its demons is in the air!" It'll be up to players to help answer important questions like: "Is Nicolas Eymerich really grappling with diabolical entities? Or is his fanaticism making him see them where it is only unfortunate but natural events?"
While The Inquisitor is a classic point-and-click adventure at heart, it offers a number of unique features, including the option to type commands directly like in the earliest graphic adventures. There is also an "audiogame" option available for the seeing-impaired. For those who see fine but would like to hear something a little different, the game includes a fully-dubbed Latin translation to go with English subtitles (though a fully-voiced English version is also included). A hint system and quick travel map round out the list of user-friendly features offered.
The Inquisitor: Book 1 - The Plague is available today exclusively for PC at participating digital distributors such as The Adventure Shop and GamersGate. The Mac, iOS and Android versions aren't far behind, however, as they're expected to be released on July 16th.