Summary: Well, I've played this adventure without any informations from testing sites and I have to say, it's worth to play, even if there are some contras. After playing I looked for some tests and they are very different, from below average to nearly very good. Here are some minor observations from me: The game plays in Plymouth, England, in the late 1890s (I think).
Summary: Slow and pedantic adventure which isn't a good advert for the genre. A mundane story that never really seems to get going. The graphics are excellent but the same can't be said for the voice acting. It's dreadful and the only game I've ever come across where the voice acting is worse, is another adventure, Dead Mountaineer's Hotel (which is also the worst adventure I've ever played!). Although the graphics are beautifully drawn, the animation is awful.
Summary: It is true that the game is simple, linear and animation-wise glitchy. Nevertheless, I found it to be very immersive. The graphics are great, with good voiceover (even if sometimes the characters sound like they don't care) and nice music the few times it is present. The story is rather interesting and you get to play with two different characters. The setting is dark and gloomy, and even if there are few locations to visit, they look great.
Summary: The game has perhaps dated, but beautiful graphics and an interesting, immersive, although quite linear storyline. It offers nothing new to the genre, but then again this means that seasoned adventure game fans will find it familiar and easily playable. The producers have really put an effort into recording all the dialogues although the voice acting often doesn't quite follow the atmosphere.
Excerpt: "...is a review for the Alter Ego point and click PC game, not for the online game with the same name. Computer Requirements: Windows 7/XP/Vista 1.5 GHz processor 512 MB RAM 4GB free hard drive space 64MB video card DirectX 9 compatible video card Age rating: 12+ Some violence and bad language. Set in the nineteenth century, Alter Ego follows pickpocket Timothy Moor and Detective Briscol. It surrounds the events of a gravedigger’s murder ...
Pros: Interesting story, good graphics .
Cons: Characters hard to warm to, some graphical glitches .
Excerpt: "I happened upon this little gem of a game at abandonware site, www.theunderdogs.org(see my review for more info) and was intrigued by its premise. Here was a game that would let you live a life of complete fantasy, albeit in a regular setting. Initial thoughts? The game that came before Maxis' Sims. Almost two decades before in fact. And made by a completely different company in Activision. And better. The game is basically a text-driven 'adventure' ...
Pros: brilliant fun, very life - like . . . you may even discover one or two things about yourself . . . better than the sims by a long shot
Cons: time munching, your 'conscience' can be annoying at times