Nine Gods. Nine Heroes. One Winner.
Numen is an 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 by the god he follows, provided that the god is happy with him. The Olympian gods, after all, are renowned for their wanton and unpredictable nature. Not only mere enemies and legendary monsters stand in the player’s way in fulfilling his task. There are also eight other heroes whom the player will encounter during the course of the game. Some of them may harm him, others help him, and some of them he must defeat in the sand of the arena at one of the great tournaments…
Who is more capable? He who honours the thunderous Dio or he who brings sacrifices to the cruel Ares? He whose bow is charmed by Apollo, or the winged messenger Hermes? The quarrelsome gods of Olympus themselves, who never stray far for a bet, would like to know the answer. The answer, which shall come in the form of a single hero, who will be smarter, faster and stronger than his rivals, and who shall be first to reach the set destination.
It seems that the nine gallant warriors shall become pawns in the hands of the capricious gods and their passions. Or is this perhaps more than a mere game? For the first time since the fall of the Titans, on Olympus, where the eyes of mortals cannot see, a feeling which does not belong to the gods spreads like a plague. Fear… Numen has a powerful and prolific story, the main thread of which is accompanied by a range of subsidiary optional quests.
Mythical Greece. A land of gods, world-renowned poets, heroes, but also fearsome monsters and beasts. In Numen the player finds everything he would expect from a living world full of myths and sagas. From ordinary animals on the plains and in forests, to zombies, skeletons or ghosts of the dead in underground caverns, giant scorpions, spiders, pirates or cursed warriors of the dark continent, as well as legendary monsters such as the Minotaur, Orthrus and many more.
Numen however also contains completely new and unique enemies. The player’s path shall be complicated by Hefaiston’s degenerate followers, giant mechanoids, forest priests and others …
All of this takes place in a world which spreads out over several islands. A world which contains dozens of dungeons to be explored and a wealth of interesting game characters.
Whichever path the player – controlling a man or woman in the game – sets out on, is entirely the player’s decision, made at a time when the player’s character is still a child. The player decides which of the nine gods he will follow partly by direct choice and partly consciously in the manner of the game he plays. It is entirely up to the player as to whether he goes through the game as a dauntless warrior brandishing a sword or axe, as a wizard or as a dextrous hunter and singer of potent songs.
As soon as one of the Olympian gods takes him under its wing, the player gradually obtains access to various unique abilities and skills. How far, and how quickly, the player learns these skills depends on how satisfied the player’s god is with his conduct.
Only he who proves himself before his god’s unwavering gaze can master such skills as raising from the dead, magical connection with water, masterful attacks with weapons, forgotten songs and many more.
· Rich storyline with several twists
· Detailed enviroments
· Dozens of different locations to explore
· Numerous storyline and side-quests
· Unique abilities granted by each of the Gods
· Lots of unique weapons, armors, items, spell, combos and abilities
· Arena tournaments
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