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Principles of Evil I

by ola_66

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Game Genre:
Fantasy
Game Type:
Comedy
Story Type:
Original
Release Date:
2 Jan 2005
AGS Panel Rating:
Player Rating:
Medium length game
Short game Can be completed within 30 minutes
Medium length game Takes at least 30 mins to finish
Full length game As long as a Sierra / LucasArts classic
MAGS game Monthly AGS competition entry
Non-adventure game Using Adventure Game Studio for something else?!
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Content advisory:
Mild
Suggestive dialog
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47 people have rated this game so far:
Visual:
93%
Immersion:
86%
Puzzles & Pacing:
82%
Overall Enjoyment:
89%

About this game

Would you like to stuff dead animals all your life? Neither does Rogi, so she decides to find her idol: Babayaga. She hopes that the evil witch can help her start a new career in the Dark Arts. She sets off on a journey and plenty of wacky adventures ensue.
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Graphics and programming
ola_66 has worked on 1 other games: (see them >>)

AGS Awards

Nominated, Best Player Character 2004

Nominated, Best Background Art 2004

Nominated, Best Character Art 2004

12 people commented on this game (newest first):

Hello, my name is Joel, from the french AGS forum.
I want to translate your game in french.
If you agree, send me an email to this address:

kaldaya@hotmail.fr

and I contact you. Thank you. :)
2009-02-09 19:20:33 by foxyfox666
Loved the game. The graphics, the humour, and the dark, sarcastic, 'evil' main character.
2008-06-28 23:01:10 by blueberry (blueberryfaerie)
The game is well made, atmospheric, with very nice graphics and, uh, attractive character ^^.

But I didn't like the music - mostly. Some of the pieces make my ears hurt :( I strongly suggest remaking the music for this game!
2008-03-16 14:18:36 by Crimson Wizard
Oops - sorry for the double comment :) I didn't think it had gone through.
2007-12-11 19:42:26 by paolo
Oops, I forgot to add: please make it easier for the player character to exit the room. Having the "walk-off" lines/regions so close to the edges is frustrating and annoying for the player.
2007-12-11 19:41:56 by paolo
Oh, I forgot to mention another point - please make it easier for the player character to walk out of the room. The lines (or regions) are far too close to the edges (or far too narrow). Requiring the user to click close to the edge of the window is not very user-friendly and quickly gets annoying. Thanks.
2007-12-11 19:35:12 by paolo
My comments are much the same as others'. Beautiful graphics, but it looks like only half the animations have been done. The puzzles are illogical in places - I spent half my time wondering what on earth I was supposed to be doing next, giving up, looking at the walkthrough and thinking "How was I supposed to guess that?". This could definitely do with some work, otherwise it makes some parts of the game little more than guesswork of the "try everything until something works" kind. This really does need some work, because sound gameplay is key to the enjoyment of any game.

But it's quite a nice game with a good story, and deserves a big "well done" on the graphics.
2007-12-11 19:29:29 by paolo
Corrosive!... but so short.
I'm anxious to play Volume II.
2007-04-24 14:25:30 by Tartalo
Just finished playing the game, and thought it deserved a comment :-)

The graphics are good in some rooms, while in others you seem to have gotten lazy. There are a lot of perspective problems, but in some rooms it works just fine (like in the classroom).
I noticed a lack of animation in some of the characters. Especially the butcher, but also the women in the saloon could use some animation just to avoid the static look.

The puzzles were ok. Personally I found the beer puzzle too hard and illogical. How in the world could you know that he wanted beer when nothing – not even the dialog suggest it?

And speaking of dialogue – I think the game needs more of it.

I know how hard it feels to receive a comment like this, but it is only meant as constructive critiques.

Good luck with your future games :-)
2006-08-04 12:00:25 by Blue
I just finished playing this game and DEFINATELY recommend it. It's a good game with great art!!!
2006-04-07 18:48:07 by Chistinalove (chistinalove)
I played this as the original and loved it, so I'll download the new improved game - well worth playing though!
2005-01-05 19:08:46 by Kediri
Uh? No comments here ? This is a great game, download it!

The strongest point is the graphics, the hand drawn hi res backgrounds are simply gorgeous, especially the charcter's house and the outside ones, in places really feels like a commercial game.

A pity for the lack of animations, in some parts this really stick out (like in the butcher case).

The story/character were good, the main character is well written and original, and supporting ones have that kind of wackyness typical of Lucasarts games, anyway you really should add more dialogue to them.

Puzzles were ok, the trite "give me this for that" is there only a couple of times (try to avoid it altogheter next time) .

All in all, one of the best medium-length listed on the site, I'll look forward to part II !
2005-01-04 04:03:09 by Cain
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