Marie Antoinette and the Disciples of Loki

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Gameplay:★★★☆☆ 
Graphics:★★☆☆☆ 
Sound:★★★☆☆ 
Value:★★★☆☆ 
Fun Factor:★★☆☆☆ 
Overall:★★½☆☆ 

Marie Antoinette and the Disciples of Loki sounds like the name of some weird 1960s goth band, and there might actually be such a band with that name, but as a game, this was really lacking. While the storyline was intruiging, with the interesting historical figures we run into, and the great cities and cultures of the 1780s, the graphics were really lacking. The soundtrack seemed to have come right from the movie, Amadeus, it seemed pretty off that in trying to solve a murder mystery and protect the Queen, you so so in the guise of a popular singer of the time, Josepha Duschek.

As mentioned before, the graphics were really lacking, and if one was not used to HOM games, and had not had some rudimentary knowledge of music theory, they would have been lost if this was their first HOM. I only played the demo, and gladly so, because to go any further into this mess would not have been worth my time or my $7. Do yourself a favour, and stick with HOMs from Elephant Games. Nemopolis really needs to get their art department on the ball if they want to compete with the devs in Eastern Europe. It is a French-based company, and it is rightly so that they focus their historical games on their own region. If you are not into European history, this might be a good game to steer away from. If you do like this time period with the lace cuffs, velvet patches, and powdered wigs, then give it a whirl. You won’t be losing your head over it, like the title character did, but you might find it somewhat enjoyable.