The Messenger (video game)
North American Windows cover art
|Release||16 February 2001|
The Messenger (original French title: Louvre: L'Ultime Malédiction, "Louvre: The Final Curse") is an adventure game developed by Canal+ Multimedia and Index+, and published by DreamCatcher Interactive and Microïds in 2010.
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The Secret Service Agent Morgan Sinclair has been charged with the mission to retrieve four mystical artifacts called Satan's Keys from the Louvre Museum. These four keys, when joined together, cause complete global annihilation. Morgan goes back in time to three periods in time when various kings used the Louvre as their residential palaces: Charles V Mediaeval period, Henry IV Renaissance period, Louis XV 1789 French Revolution period, and then return safely to present day. In this race again evil and against time, she needs to find the keys before the vengeful descendants of an evil cult of Black Templars combine these mystic artifacts, triggering Armageddon.
The Messenger received mixed or average reviews, resulting in an averaged score 61/100 for the PC version at Metacritic. Ron Dulin of GameSpot wrote: "There are two types of adventure games. There are those in which the puzzles and story are fully integrated with the game, and one lends itself to the other. And there are those that are primarily a series of puzzles, in which the story, if there even is one, is an afterthought. The Messenger is an average example of the second type, desperately trying to pass itself off as the first." According to GameZone, "everything about this game is solid. Unfortunately there is nothing about it that will knock you into next week. If you are an adventure guru, then it's worth your paper."
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