Two different and tense stories from different eras come to life in this well-acted FMV game
As someone who used to sort of laugh at the early days of CD-based systems and the FMV games that came along for the ride (the majority of them being laughably awful on all levels) I have to applaud the people proving they can be compelling when done right. With the promise of two different stories involving two different characters separated by a few decades to go through instantly gives you a sense of greater value since games with one long branching story may only get played through once or twice before people lose interest most likely. Even if the 2 are shorter or less complex, as long as they’re good I’d consider that a win. What sweetens the deal is that though it isn’t always very clear that any given decision really will have a measurable impact (regardless of what the game tries to tell you), I found the characters and the people performing them to be quite compelling. Some life-or-death tension certainly ups the stakes and helps really pull you into the moment, making this one of the most memorable games of its kind I’ve played to date.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.4]