For most players this meant starting all over again.
When Gog games put Noctropolis on its catalogue, a few months after Steam, but I tend to ignore that site for reasons unknown, I checked some reviews and they all more or less agree that Noctropolis was a failed attempt in creating a game for adults despite promising a healthy portion of sex, violence and horror.
That’s a bit the fate of all villains Peter 'Darksheer' Grey encounters.
They appear, do their half-arsed crazy stuff, are either beaten or disappear in a puff of smoke and the protagonist, aided by his female sidekick, has to take care of his wounds after that.
Immediately after that a 'Twin Peaks' kid offers the man a package that catapults him into the world of his favourite comic strip, where he takes the role of Darksheer.
The game combines live-action scenes, with several actors of B-movie fame, set in a cartoonish world - Mary Poppins for adults, if you'd like - but the story soon becomes pretty moronic.
An exorcism at the local church destroys the demon, a priest takes care of the ravaged nun and we will never hear of them again.
I hope they went to a doctor for the morning-after pill.
This 1994 game was fished out of the abandonware sewers last year and given a new life, for all those classic gamers who want to revive some of their VGA dreams on Windows 10 machines and as such it was given some attention in magazines and blogs.
Some of these early avid fans were even infuriated because this new release got rid of a couple of bugs, including one that got you stuck on a level if you didn’t carry a certain item in your inventory.