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Reviewed: Still Life
Author: Michael Ahlf       Date: July 13th, 2005
Page: 3

Final Breakdown

Gameplay:

The gameplay is something special - it manages to be horrifying and engaging without a single combat scene.

Graphics:

Prerendered environments and an abundance of time and effort allow Microids to set an incredible mood with the graphics

Sound and Music:

The music is brilliantly eerie, and the voices in Chicago well done; expect some discrepancies in Prague, because the voice actors don't seem to match the national origins of certain characters.

Difficulty:

A few puzzles can be annoying the first time through, but everything is solvable without resorting to any game guides; with one or two exceptions, ridiculous pixel hunts are not the point of the game.

Controls and Interface:

The lack of a "run" button is missed, but the controls are solid; the Xbox version isn't quite as solid as the PC, simply because so many scenes were designed with mouse control in mind. Thankfully, no puzzle has a timer, so there's no threat in taking a little more time to get things done.

Overall:

Still Life is a game that every gamer should play once, if for no other reason than to see how truly immersive and creepy an adventure title can be.


Added:  Thursday, July 14, 2005
Reviewer:  Michael Ahlf
Score:
Page: 3/3

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