|Amerzone (created by European artist Benoit Sokal) is a visual treat,
the full-screen graphics are excellent and the animations involving the strange
creatures you encounter on your journey are simply wonderful. The music and sound
effects are also first-rate and contribute greatly to the overall atmosphere. The
background for the story is an old Indian legend about the Amerzone, a mythical
South American country. The legend told them that God created the beautiful white
birds, which fly above their volcanoes there, in order to give them Eternal Life.
These venerated birds never land, but instead are born, mate and die in the skies.
But years ago, during the 1930s, someone stole the egg created by God, the egg of
the white birds. Since that time both the land and its people have been at the
mercy of evil, both spiritual and temporal. So as a young French journalist it
becomes your mission to return the egg, thereby to right the wrong that was done
and restore the dream which nourishes both the people and the land. This is a
delightful game on 4 CDs, which will be enjoyed by all gamers, both seasoned
veterans and beginners alike. It is a linear game with logical puzzles and few
conversations, and one in which you really can't make a mistake, so it is great
for the beginning adventurer. The game, first out in Europe, eventually appeared in
North America in 2001 and a DVD version was released in 2003.