Summary: Thanks to the folks at adventuregamers.com forum, I learned that it wasn't just my computer freezing up with the "protection system" (Starforce) that installs along with Still Life. It is no good for Windows later than 2000. There are lots of little tweaks they suggested, but the thing that got this game to work on my PC with Vista Home Premium was downloading an unofficial Still Life game patch for Vista from gamefront.
Summary: My dad gave me this game after he had played it. It's very challenging, and I loved the story line right from the start. The voice acting is a little strange at times, but overall it's a good script. The only thing that bothers me is a few of the challenges/activities within the game can't be solved by logic, or information found at the scene. The one I can think of in particularly is picking a lock.
Fantastic adventure game, too bad about the ending...
1 June 2007
Summary: I really, really enjoyed this game. If you like adventure games and detective games, you should enjoy the gameplay here. This was one of the best 2D point-and-click adventure games I'd played in a long time, and I would have given it 5 stars except for one thing: The Ending. The ending of this game is abrupt and does not resolve the plot. It's very frustrating, especially as I was so involved in the mystery and the characters.
Summary: We loved this game. Although everyone should be warned that it was intended to be the middle of a 3 part game, but the 3rd installment will never be finished. As such, the game just sort of stops rather than ending leaving you with an unsatisfied taste in your mouth. The graphics are exceptional as is the voice acting and script. We personally felt that these qualities were so good that they overcame the fairly linear puzzles.
Summary: Pluses: Great story, sarcastic dialogue from the female protagonist, intriguing cut-scenes, beautiful graphics, dark storyline. Minuses: A few of the puzzles are *&^%$ over-the-top tough. Fortunately there is help online. The story is also pretty linear; it would be nice to have some open-ended options, alternate endings, etc. A sequel would be much appreciated, provided it's done right. C'mon Adventure Company!
Summary: I love adventure RPGs, and this one did not fail to please. I must say, however, that even a strong story line does not overcome the boredom of watching a character amble slowly from one location to another or take long elevator rides. As with many ARPGs, this game involves a *lot* of gathering info at one location then having to navigate back to another and so on, and so on, and so on.
Julia Nardone "love mystery and adventure", Amazon
5 January 2007
Summary: Victoria McPherson is not someone you'd want on your tail. She seems undaunted in her objective: to hunt down and put away one very sick, twisted serial killer. She's cute, witty and not afraid to confront her tyrannical boss both in attitude and a good dose of profanity.....not sure what it was about her that reminded me of my youngest sister...... Well, we need someone like her, because this killer is a sicko of mammoth proportions.
Summary: Great game. You won't regret buying it but the ending is a tad abrupt. (That's the only reason for the 4 stars instead of 5) If you suffer thru the credits you'll see it is set up for a sequel. I wish there were!