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  • Summary: You, as biochemical engineer Lilah Kerlin, and your partner Max Powers, an environmental engineer, have created the Ceres Project -- an orbiting satellite that releases nanobots into the atmosphere designed to restore the ozone layer and eliminate atmospheric pollution, which has reached aYou, as biochemical engineer Lilah Kerlin, and your partner Max Powers, an environmental engineer, have created the Ceres Project -- an orbiting satellite that releases nanobots into the atmosphere designed to restore the ozone layer and eliminate atmospheric pollution, which has reached a crisis point in the year 2066. After successfully engineering and launching Ceres, the project is left to operate under its own control. With the job complete Lilah and Max decide to go on a long overdue vacation. However, while vacationing they discover a strange black, crystalline growth that is becoming larger every day ? and somehow it seems to be eerily linked to the Ceres Project. [AdventureGamers.com] Expand
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  1. A classic. That's what it is. Obsidian may be the most innovative, imaginative puzzle adventure ever conceived.
  2. One of the true classics of the adventure genre.
  3. From beginning to end, Obsidian is an entertaining, surreal romp.
  4. Obsidian manages to distinguish itself as a truly different adventure, where traditional puzzling melds with abstract thought. [May 1997, p.124]
  5. I'm not a big puzzle game fan, but this title did contain situations which were able to hold my interest - at least, for a while. The luscious graphics come at a "disk-swapping" price.
  6. If you take time out from puzzle solving the game provides some food for thought, not least of which is the proposition that technology may evolve with a consciousness that finds little use for the carbon-based life forms that created it.
  7. A slightly above average sci-fi adventure; recommended for those who don't mind slideshow adventures.

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  1. GabeC.
    May 22, 2006
    10
    Obsidian is one of the greatest classics of all time.