Nine deities. Nine heroes. And only one champion. Mythical Greece. The land of gods, poets, heroes, but also of terrible monsters and creatures.
Numen is a fully three-dimensional action RPG set in mythical Greece. The player controls one of nine heroes, who in the name of the gods they follow compete in a grand test of their capabilities. Heroes who undertake a pilgrimage over the highest mountains, through valleys and deep forests, underground vaults and the scorched sand of deserts.
Numen however is no mere hack-and-slash game. It offers the player the possibility of tactical decision making, searching for enemies’ weak spots, selection of adequate weapons. It rewards those who are able to adapt to the changing situation on the battlefield. In this the player is helped by the unique powers and abilities invested in him or her by the god he or she follows, provided that the god is happy with him or her. The Olympian gods, after all, are renowned for their wanton and unpredictable nature…
|OS:||Windows XP(SP3)/Windows Vista(SP1)/Windows 7|
|Processor:||Intel Core 2 Single 1.6 GHz Processor (or equivalent) or AMD 64 2.0 GHz Processor (or equivalent)|
|Memory:||1 GB (1.5 GB Vista and Windows 7)|
|Graphics:||ATI Radeon X850 256MB or NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT 128MB or greater (Windows Vista: Radeon X1550 256MB or NVidia GeForce 7600GT 256MB)|
|DirectX®:||DirectX (August 2009)|
|Hard Drive:||3GB HD space|
|Sound:||DirectX Compatible Sound Card|
A good mix between an hack 'n' slash and an MMO, Numen is a nice enough game with some interesting ideas. Despite it lacks for some technical details, it doesn't' lack for the fun.
A lot of good ideas are present but they're hampered by poor pacing, technical issues, and loose ends. It's fun for an action role playing game but will probably leave you wanting more.