Excerpt: Microids has developed some of the best adventure games in recent years. Masterpieces such as Syberia and Post Mortem feature realistic graphics, engaging characters (both for their aesthetics and personalities), and great stories that have become Microids' trademarks. Still Life is no exception.
Conclusion: All things considered, this game is a definite buy for an avid adventure game fan. You will enjoy playing through this game and unfolding the book-worthy story. Although it does little to advance the genre, it is a solid game with great atmosphere.
Excerpt: Still Life is an investigative horror themed point-and-click adventure game set in modern Chicago and 1920's Prague. In the game you play the role of the brilliant and subtly sexy FBI Special Agent Victoria McPherson (granddaughter of Gustave McPherson from Post Mortem game), investigating an...
Excerpt: Still Life , the latest adventure from The Adventure Company, is sorta-kinda a sequel to 2003’s Post Mortem . Post Mortem took place in Paris in the early 1920’s, and players helped psychic / painter / private investigator Gustav McPherson solve the grisly murder of a married couple in a hotel room.
Excerpt: ( Warning: This review contains spoilers. I wouldn't normally do this, but as a reviewer I feel a duty to keep people from being as horribly disappointed as I was. ) Murder mysteries have just a single rule that they need to obey.
Excerpt: Adventure games these days seem to be hit or miss. Some are amazing, and draw you in with atmosphere and an enjoyable storyline. Others just don’t have enough to keep player’s interests, and fade off into the distance.
Excerpt: The contrast immediately assaults your senses, just as the paintbrush drags a scarlet slash upon a stark white canvas. Pristine snowflakes reflected in the cheery glow of streetlamps waft down upon an elegant art gallery, while below ground in the squalid, grime encrusted filth of the sewers, a...
Conclusion: The amount of time it'll take you to solve the murder mysteries of Still Life will hinge on how many snags you hit while solving puzzles, or how willing you are to fall back on walk-throughs. Either way, though, it's a pretty brief experience that doesn't lend itself to multiple plays.