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A Tale Of Betrayal

by Rani Hasan a.k.a. AGS-GD

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File size: 3.5 MB
Downloaded: 21,863 times
Graphics: 640x480, 16-bit color
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29 Sep 2004
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Rated 75% by the community (74 votes)Rated 75% by the community (74 votes)Rated 75% by the community (74 votes)Rated 75% by the community (74 votes)Rated 75% by the community (74 votes)
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
Non-Adventure Game Using Adventure Game Studio for something else?!
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Betrayed by your own Ogres! Bound to your own ship! Destined to the very unknown! What happened? Why? How will you save your soul of what is destined to be? Do you posses the wit and wisdom to prevail over this fantasy adventure? Play A Tale Of Betrayal now and unveil the answers yourself! Featuring: - Multiple Endings - Verb Coin Interface - (640 x 480) Hi-Resolution Scenes - Lots of Animations and Challenging Puzzles - More than 7,000 words in Dialogue and Descriptions

12 people commented on this game (newest first):

I thought this was a good game.
2013-07-10 01:03:07 by Michael2968
Overall this was a fun little game to play.
Colourful and not too difficult puzzles except the very first one.
The verb coin however was pointlessly non-standard and added a further annoyance.
This also goes for the save and restore functions which, once selected MUST be used making it impossible to go from the MAIN save/restore menu ANYWHERE ELSE....even BACK to a currant game.
Lovely and nicely made little game with some control problems that hopefully will be corrected next game.
2012-12-11 09:52:08 by geordiesdad
The link is broken!
Please re-upload the file and edit this entry!

2010-09-19 01:45:48 by therantingrob
Wahey, I played this one before, but thought I'd play it again, and this time respectfully give praise where praise is due. This is after all a very nice MAGS game, one that should not be ignored.

The initial puzzle is very frustrating, and I gave up, tried again, then figured it out instantly. Hope people won't give up on that one. And I snuck a peek at the hints as to how to find the happy ending, though I suppose reading more carefully, I could've figured it out. Nice one.
2008-12-02 20:37:22 by Andy
Not bad graphics, but could have been better. I have no music, so that was not very immersive. Found the character too slow. But quite interesting anyway.
2008-10-27 12:24:50 by Marion
Its an ok game. Liked the art direction. Storyline was average, wish there was more. Also this game was very short, had some issues with the controls as well. Sometimes a delay in the mouse clicks.

Good effort put into it and would like to see a longer game as well with some issues fixed.
2007-03-04 21:14:52 by Fleshstalker
True adventuring glory with some great mind-boggling puzzles. A true gem in AGS.
2007-01-31 18:40:11 by TheVintageDemon
A nice game, with some nice puzzles and some that were too tricky. However, what's the need to include explicit torture and moreover have the cute main character show sadistic behavior while at that?

I'm far from being "politically correct" myself, and I can certainly enjoy gory humor, but this is a phantasy game and you could have used just any other device to achieve the same end. I found it very ironic that just one minute later in the game I got a feather, which is what I was originally expecting I'd need to use to extract the information from the guy.
2006-10-29 08:07:55 by jkohen
The best way I can think of to describe this game is "Decent." The quests were good, however the dialog was somewhat corny. Nothing to complain about the graphics, although the alternate endings werent anything special.
2005-05-02 17:43:45 by Lord_Nipper
Nice game, but I didn't like the gui, and after a while the music got on my nerves.
2005-01-02 08:06:01 by JimmyShelter
Pretty good game. A few of the puzzles had me stuck for longer than they should've. (like escaping in the beginning took me about 30 minutes to figure out). Overall, a must-play!
2004-09-29 07:38:49 by geoffkhan
A very nice game with lovely backgrounds, gentle humor and some tricky puzzles. The puzzles are very logical (though the initial puzzle might be frustrating) and the sprites are nicely done. The game is only let down by some small grammar issues and lack of detail in the sprite animations - it's also short, but this is understandable, as it's a MAGS entry. I'd love to see this extended!
2004-09-29 05:13:06 by Vespr
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