most of the games that are made are clones of other
games. Sports games are all the same, FPS's are the
same just with a different plot, and RPG's are obvious
clones of some of the better ones (Final Fantasy).
But recently we have seen some creativity in newer
games. And now, a new game has been released that
implements more creativity: Fahrenheit (Indigo Prophecy).
good way to explain this game is that it's a "movie"
game. By that I mean that it's like you are in a movie;
an interactive movie. You start off in a bathroom
restaurant where you, Lucas Kane, have just stabbed
a man to death. And this is where the game begins.
From here you have a choice. You could either just
casually walk out, run out, or clean yourself up first,
or hide the body, etc. You get the point. That is
one of the main ideas of the game. The fact that you
are have to make a decision, just makes the game that
much better. And of course, like in real life, certain
choices come with consequences. Make a wrong decision
and you are screwed. But this isn't so in all of the
game. Depending on your decision, it gives you certain
dialogues. And from there the police start trying
to find out who killed the guy in the restaurant,
which they later find out that you are the main suspect,
or are you?
for the controls, its pretty simple. You use the right
analog stick the most, mainly just make a decision
when people ask you something or to find out more
on the plot. Also, you will have to pay close attention
to the game, even during the "cutscenes". You would
assume that you don't have to do anything during the
cutscenes, but even then you should be careful. In
most parts of the game, a you are going to have to
use both the left and right analog sticks when a "simon-says"
picture shows up (you know, that circular toy with
the red, green, blue, and yellow buttons). You will
also be using the L1 and R1. This is mainly used when
Lucas has to run, swim, or any kind of physical activity.
Another interesting feature, is the Sanity Meter.
If you get it too low you will be Wrecked (game over)
and if its full you will be Neutral. A lot of things
can affect the meter, such as watching TV, talking
to people, eating, and going to the bathroom.
it's obvious that they didn't intend to spend a lot
of time on the graphics. If you've played a recent
GTA game, then these grapics are going to look familiar.
The sounds in the game are freakin perfect. Not only
are the voice actors great, but the music just sets
things up. Just walking down the street while Lucas
is thinking, there's music that really goes well with
the moment and adds "emotion" to the game, just like
movies usually do.
for the name of the game, the NTSC version is called
Indigo Prophecy and the PAL version is Fahrenheit.
Unlike Fahrenheit, Indigo Prophecy is missing a couple
of scenes (sex scenes, of course)due to the fact that
it would've gotten an AO rating if it had included
them. I played Fahrenheit and I found the sex scenes
should really be included because it goes with the
story and adds more "love" in the plot.
you run out to your local game store, I just have
to say that this game is not very long. Anyone should
be able this game in about 10 hours or so. Other than
that, this game is perfect. So if you're into adventure/mystery
games, then Fahrenheit is right up your alley.
have one of those days when you find yourself standing
over a dead body with a bloody knife in your hand?
Man, if I had a nickel for everytime that happened
to me.....I'd have....hey, just talking here. No need
to pay attention. What did you hear? Did you hear
something? Did you hear the part where I said I was
standing over a body with a bloody knife? No? Good.
Otherwise I'd have to kill you. Hey wait a sec....did
you just hear what I said about you hearing me talking
about standing over a dead body with a knife in my
hand? No? Good. Hey, wait a sec... How can you hear
anything? These are just words. No one's talking.
And definitely no one's talking about me murdering
all of those wacky crazy serial killers in the 20th
century, you can claim the devil made you do it. But
instead of resting on your laurels and letting your
highpriced lawyers do the dirty work, you get to actually
do everything yourself. Kind of. During the game you'll
play as four different characters all with their own
unpredictable story arc, while you try and solve this
paranormal mystery. The actions you choose in the
game affect the outcome at every turn, so says the
Press material. Definitely has potential. We'll keep
lead an ordinary life. You have friends, a job and
an everyday routine. Then, one day, it all ends.
find yourself standing over a dead body with a bloody
knife in your hand. You have no idea who the victim
is but one thing is certain youve killed
any recollection or reason, you can only guess at
what possessed you to do this. But possession is exactly
what it is. Unknown to you is that forces of an ancient
prophecy are at work, with the fate of mankind hanging
in the balance. As you keep one step ahead of the
cops, discover what lies beneath these supernatural
events... and uncover their connection to an inexplicable
crime wave sweeping the city.
truly innovative gameplay where every decision, from
interrogation questions to physical movement, affects
the entire drama. Assume multiple roles to create
the action and suffer the consequences
of this unfolding ever-changing mystery. No two story
paths are ever the same in this endlessly replayable
adventure that recalls the most thrilling supernatural
an eerie supernatural storyline as the plot develops;
make split-second decisions, interrogate witnesses
every decision affects future actions
on the role of one of four characters: regular guy-turned-murderer
Lucas Kane, Detective Carla Valenti, Detective Tyler
Miles, and Lucas brother Marcus Kane
the characters mental stability through 44
bone-chilling acts; choose the correct course of
action to maintain a delicate psychological balance
freely through the games varied settings,
witnessing action through dramatic multi-view split-screens
Hollywood-style action sequences, with character
models created by more than 50 stuntmen
the Indigo Prophecy world via top-flight acting
performances, multi-camera views, motion tracking
and a spine-tingling music score