Nikopol feels more like a demo than an actual finished game. I can just imagine someone using this to get funding for further development from a publisher ...
The premise was nice enough: A theocratic dictatorship (based in Paris?!?), aliens, a conspiracy, a sprincle of Ancient Egyptian mythology, what's not to like?
Graphics & sound are mediocre at best and a bit amateurish at worst, the fixed points-of-view feel dated.
The puzzles are computerised versions of what you might find in a monthly puzzle magazine.
There's lots of short time-limited sequences where you can die and do them all over again. Not fun.
This is one short game, I clocked in at 4.5 hours, apparently and that's with all the dying and fiddling to get Steam streaming to work. This in itself isn't the problem, it's the fact that it doesn't have an ending or even a middle. It just begins ... and then it's over and you sit there wondering what the point was.
As a completionist pack-rat point-and-click fan, I still wouldn't recommend this if you got it for free.