Excerpt: It’s around here that Marcus stops worrying about his mental health and starts trying to be middle America’s answer to Chow Yun Fat on a tabletop-sized slab of LSD. It’s about here you may want to start thinking about employing your console’s off switch.
Excerpt: Indigo Prophecy is an adventure title like none other. A murder mystery at heart, you will not only play the cops looking for the killer -- but also the killer trying to get the cops off your back while you try to find out what really happened. Ever since I first played the Indigo Prophecy demo, I was amazed by the game's highly detailed characters and environments.
Excerpt: Sometimes making the wrong decision leads to a setback, a step missed along the way. Sometimes it leads into a side story you wouldn’t have noticed otherwise, like a quaint night of ice-skating between two friends. Sometimes it leads to a game over.
Excerpt: Indigo Prophecy is a reinvention of the old-school adventure genre. The focus is still squarely set on the story, and your enjoyment of the game will probably depend entirely on how much the plot grabs you, but huge amounts of interactivity are thrown into the prevalent cinemas to keep the experience from becoming passive. Some interesting ideas are brought to the table, but it is clear from the beginning that this is not a game which will reinforce your biblical values.
Conclusion: There is no way around it. This game will make an immediate impression on you and stick with you long after you put the controller down. The concept may not be new to the adventure genre, but the execution breaths life into something that had all but decayed over the past few years. The graphics may leave something to be desired, but the sound in the game is phenomenally executed.
Excerpt: Indigo Prophecy is very much a meta-narrative in the sense that the game revolves around the intertwining stories of three different individuals, all of which the player gets to take control of, in turn. At times, the stories will be told in tandem, though, allowing for the player to actively switch between two different characters cooperating together on a puzzle.
Conclusion: I pray this is the direction adventure games are going. The production values and attention to detail recall classics like Blade Runner, and not since that game have I wanted to live in a world like this. Buy this game.