The main hero in GORKY 17 is Cole Sullivan, a fascinatingly complex character. Play for a while and you’ll feel yourself taking on his traits and sharing his emotions, above all his very personal feelings towards the other characters and their environment. How did we achieve this? Simple ... by combining the pure excitement of battle with the element of surprise and exploration found in adventures.
In addition to fighting turn-based battles against realistic monsters, you can also shoot off locks, pick up newspapers, converse with other characters and even solve some tricky puzzles! This, in a nutshell, is the concept behind Gorky 17 – combine the best of the genres to create the best game possible. Here’s a little nibble ... you’re engaged in a heavy battle against a deformed hybrid. He’s getting the upper hand, but is down to his last shot. Suddenly he starts begging for his life, pleading with you to show mercy. He offers to reveal the location of a rebel ammunition dump down in the sewers – he even gives you the key! You agree and follow him. But ... it’s a trap! Suddenly four giant monsters attack from all sides. Tricky eh?
> Combines the best of three genres: (I) exploration and interaction with your environment (adventure), (II) character development (RPG), (III) engrossing battles with a wide variety of enemies (strategy)
> Adventure elements are smoothly woven into the strategic battles, to create an exciting world and get you intensely involved in the scheme of things. Here you’re not just an observer - you’re truly part of the action!
> The horror/s-f story, along with the in-game events and spectacular Softimage-created FMV cut scenes, is central to the game. The plot is realistic and rich, with riveting twists and turns that will keep you glued to your chair
> The user interface is powerful and packed with features, yet intuitive and easy to learn
> An excellent soundtrack lends the perfect atmosphere to each scene
> With countless subtle touches, little "secrets" and random events the game stays suspenseful and fun - no matter how often you play
- Processor: 1.4 GHz
- Graphic card: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9
- RAM: 512 MB
- Download Size: 1.19GB
- Hard drive: 544MB
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[07/12/2012 - 14:43]ōdi∙um
This game is called Odium in North America. Gorky 17 is the name used in Europe and Russia. This game is the exact same game as Odium, it's just called Gorky 17 here.
I played this game when I was a little girl. It's a good turn-based tactical game with some role-playing elements. If you like tactical games like Jagged Alliance, Xcom, Incubation, and so on, you'll find lots to like here too. It doesn't stand out in the genre compared to the other popular ones, but it's still a good game if you like tactical battles and leveling up your characters. Monsters have their own unique ways of fighting, for example, one won't use it's gun during battle till a certain point. If you pay close enough attention to the monsters, you can use that against them and the game can be much easier, even really easy if you become good at learning the monsters behavior.
The game had some spin-offs released, but never a sequel. Which is a shame, we need more good tactical games like this around.