The Prometheus Secret Noohra is a single player 2.5D physics platformer combined with a fast-paced card battler. This indie game is the labor of love of one man, created over a period of three and a half years and dedicated to all those battling their own darkness, struggling to defeat their demons and fighting the good fight one day at a time.
Noorah, Aramaic for light, along with darkness, plays a major role in the game - not only in the story, but also dictates the mood and design of the game.
As shadow, the master of deception masquerades as a light, humankind remains enslaved and wrestles against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. There is an ancient prophecy that some continue to believe in – and so, a glimpse of hope still remains. "The people who walked in darkness Have seen a great light; Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, Upon them a light has shined."
Following the trail of this prophecy leads you to the Mayan temple of Herros, there on the altar of skulls called Golgotha you discover the fire orb. The orb is filled with fire and a powerful light known as Noohra, you must become the light bearer a hero commissioned to bring light and truth back into the world. Without a hero the souls of humanity move toward the coldness of certain death.
Darkness remains infinitely deceitful and stops at nothing on its quest to destroy all that is good. The fire orb must remain filled with Noohra in order for the player to remain righteous and make any progress. Throughout the game, the player is intimidated and manipulated by darkness and it is discouraging when it seems that darkness may yet again have an unfair advantage, as each defeat will have multiple consequences.
The physics platform side of the game delivers some unique elements by excluding classic jump and the control of movement over a character during gameplay. The player will instead have rely on placement, gravity and timing, coupled with a number of upgradable orb abilities to subsequently manoeuvre through the stages.
The platform stages support the card boss battles by enabling the player to achieve tokens, scrolls, health and cards, which are required in order for a player to remain competitive. There is replay functionality built into stages and can be applied by players after learning and upgrading orb abilities to achieve higher leader board scores.
Boss battles are played out through a fast paced magic card system with the focus on both speed and simplicity over other typical card games that can have drawn out turns and complicated management of card decks. The player starts out with a base deck and can then strengthen the deck by collecting a card during each of the platform stages or by unlocking cards using tokens. Once the player engages with darkness during a battle, there is no turning back – the player cannot disengage and leave the battle without first having to pay a penalty. Do not turn your back on the dark.
A set of counters are used for each attack lane to help inflate attack and defence figures – a defensive strategy from the opponent and spells will however decrease or nullify this. A player could cast down a firestorm or tornado to obliterate the enemy’s cards from the playing field and on the other hand, the enemy could play a full health card, which could secure him a solid victory.
Manna strategy is important. If a manna card is not dealt, the player can opt to sacrifice a battle card in the Pool of Bethesda to gain one manna. This position could force the player to strategize and direct a trade-off between either having sufficient manna or adequate battle cards to play.
Players can additionally earn spirit scrolls and strategically string up to 4 scrolls together to enhance their fighting abilities during battles. This works similarly to the dark traits for the enemy, where attack, defence, manna and health are increased by applying various classes of scrolls.
Every adventure needs some good looking hero's and The Prometheus Secret: Noohra does not disappoint by providing 3 gender pairs of fashionably dressed characters from different time periods.
The first pair below are a set of holy Zhan Shi warriors from the priestly order of Goshan. These fearless warriors have sworn an oath to protect mankind from the mystical shadows of evil. They are from the year 803 B.C. and have a base health of 60, their mascot is the intimidating snake that signifies stealth. Health is mostly important for the CCG boss fights.
The two following pairs must be unlocked by collecting hero tokens. The second set are legionnaires from the secret warrior clan of Triaxis. Known for their above average intelligence and their effective strategies in battle they pledge to fight on the side of honor and truth. From the year 76 A.D. they have a base health of 80 and their mascot is a rooster, less intimidating but symbolizes fearlessness against bigger odds.
The third and final hero pair are crusaders from the year 1268 A.D. and are the most powerful with a base health of 100. These medieval warriors are from the secret religious order of Breman and are known for their heroism, chivalry and piety. They fight against the oppression of any group of people and their mascot a bull signifies strength. You will notice that all 3 real world mascots do not really live up to the fantasized ideology of each clan.
Bosses will usually have more health than you so it is crucial to eventually unlock all hero's to gain as much health advantage as you can to stay competitive. There are other ways to increase your health before boss battles, one is to collect 10 health tokens in exchange for 25 health points, a player needs to be level 10 or higher however to do this trade. The second method is to collect specific health spirit scrolls and apply them to one of the four scrolls slots for each hero. Be careful as losing a battle round would mean all scrolls applied are lost.
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