There's something rotten in the state of Middlemere and Wil Mason - history teacher extra
Wil starts from a central tower and he explores this world of forests, mines, castles and rambling roads. At every turn royal guards of the four brothers set upon him as he tries to upset their imperial apple-
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Obitus allows three different gaming views of Middlemere. The main perspective is in the Dungeon Master or Captive style with Wil negotiating mazes of mines and trees. A sideways view is employed for travel between locations, when Wil switches to arcade-
All three views exhibit the graphic quality and power that has made Psygnosis famous. The scrolls are smooth, the characters are well animated, while the parallax on the arcade section strongly echoes Beast I.
Where there's a Wil...
Obitus is a game of kit collection and killing. Only by gathering the right stuff, and in the right order can certain foes be beaten and the necessary areas be accessed.
The game is big and the plot is constructed to ensure maximum use is made of the three different styles of presentation.
Yet despite its graphic glory, the hugeness of the map and complexity of the plot, Obitus never gets exciting. Paced as an adventure the 'maze' sections never capture the frenetic pace of Dungeon Master or Captive. The arcade sections are easy to survive if not beat, and only the castle exploration really comes alive.
Obitus is a strong adventure game that employs a very friendly games system, but only the more pedantic gamers will see Wil back in 1991.