Excerpt: Sequels are difficult things. Unlike a series, which can rest a little easier giving you pretty much more of the same, a sequel has to develop and embellish the original, and yet provide enough consistency to be able to recognise what went before.
Excerpt: Still Life had it all. It had suspense, atmosphere, admirable visuals, reasonable puzzles, functional gameplay and a solid story. The only thing it lacked was an ending. Unfortunately, Still Life 2 has an ending but is mediocre in every other aspect.
Pros: Traditional point & click crime investigation, excellent music
Excerpt: Ah Still Life . Such a complicated history. The original Still Life was the second game in the Post-Mortem series by a French/Canadian (as opposed to French-Canadian) development studio called Microids.
A disturbing story and traditional puzzles put a coda on the Still Life adventure series.
1 July 2009
Summary: Because the original Still Life came out in 2005 and remains memorable today largely for its disappointing nonending and slavish devotion to adventure game cliches, the arrival of a sequel comes as a surprise.
Excerpt: The ending to the original Still Life, released by Microids in 2005, caused a bit of a rift between fans. Some were disappointed that many questions, such as the identity of the killer, were left unanswered. Others claimed this simply added to the authenticity of the game.
Pros: Intriguing story, Puzzles well integrated, Suspenseful
Cons: Hotspot searches in dark, Annoying inventory, Buggy as hell
Excerpt: As soon as I heard that Microids announced a sequel to the 2005 hit Still Life, I could not wait to get my hands on the game. I greatly enjoyed the original game's wonderful story, characters, and puzzles. Unfortunately, Still Life 2 turned out not to be as great as its precursor.
Conclusion: Though the disappointing technical criticisms continue to mount, however, Still Life 2 nevertheless manages to be a better game than the sum of its parts. This is due mainly to the clever story and often intriguing schemes of the killer, and whilst I can’t envisage it being popular with every fan of...
Excerpt: The killer has no originality I have had a very mixed bag with point and click adventure titles. From the frustratingly annoying Wallace & Gromit , to the endearing but brutally difficult Pirates of Vooju Island .
Excerpt: Met de opkomst van de Nintendo DS en de Wii beginnen ontwikkelaars de Point & Click Adventure game weer nieuw leven in te blazen. Dit gebeurt veelal in de vorm van remakes van oude klassiekers zoals het briljante Broken Sword. Momenteel lijkt het genre op de PC een beetje verdwenen te zijn.
Pros: Spannend verhaal, Afwisseling tussen de personages
Cons: Grafisch sterk verouderd, Bugs die af en toe opduiken