Orion Conspiracy, The Divide By Zero / Domark Software 1995

Divide by Zero's third adventure release is an uneven space opera that has interesting puzzles and plot - marred by a huge amount of gratuitous violence and prafanity that may turn many players off. Played in the third person through an extremely linear path, Orion's plot revolves around your character's investigation of the death of his son at a research station in deep space. Other, more farfetched (or derivative) plot elements come into play later in the game. Much of the backstory is provided in a nifty little graphic novel packaged with the game, entitled "Devlin's Story". Other information, as well as comprehensive installation notes, are included in a well-presented game manual. The point-and-click user interface performs satisfactorily, with hotspots identified on the screen and possible object interactions displayed with the right mouse button. This "giveaway" of information on how you can act upon objects may make the game puzzles rather predictable and easy. On the other hand, you may find yourself spending the majority of gameplay merely moving your character from one station destination to another - often a very time-consuming process since no "zip" mode or shortcuts have been provided and access points seem arbitrarily restricted from each other. We'll suspend our disbelief about the amount of gravity on a 10-acre asteroid. Despite some good puzzles, the game is chock-full of completely gratuitous profanity. If you're offended by that or simply don't see it as adding anything to the atmosphere of an adventure game, then you might want to avoid it altogether. There are also a few mildly-graphic scenes of animated violence, which, together with the language, seriously hampers what enjoyment you can get out of it.
Full Demo 23MB (@ DJ Old Games)
Full Demo 23MB ( @ DopeRoms)
ISO Demo 142MB (uploaded by Egon68)
included in MegaPak 4 - Clone 10CD ISO Demo 2.46GB (uploaded by Egon68)
Full Demo with DOSBox 212MB (uploaded by The Collection Chamber)

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