Conclusion: Still Life had the chance to be something great with its nicely defined plot points in some of the game’s more pivotal moments. Sadly it falls into the realm of being one of those games that presents nothing new to the adventure genre and instead relies on the usual puzzle solving and mildly entertaining exploration mechanics of past titles.
Excerpt: Still Life is an investigative horror themed adventure, set in modern Chicago and 1920Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s Prague. You will play as two characters, private eye - Gus McPherson and FBI Agent - Victoria McPherson. Through the game, you will solve the latest crimes to hit the streets, as well as seeing what happened to Gus back in 1920.
Excerpt: You know, for a genre that's supposedly dead or on its way to dying, the point-and-click adventure genre keeps coming back with new efforts to keep fans happy. With the likes of Myst 3 , both Syberias and now Still Life , the genre just keeps chugging along. In Still Life , players take on the role of two characters, each in a different era and city, both trying to solve a series of grisly murders.
Pros: Excellent story, Smart puzzles, Great ambiance and style
Cons: Controls don't translate well to controller, No replay value
Excerpt: Hmm. Well then. See, the thing is that you really do have to be careful what you wish for because sometimes you just might get it. Of course the problem with that is it might not be everything you were expecting and then you come away disappointed. That’s what happened with me and a game for the Xbox called Still Life published by The Adventure Company. I was really looking forward to playing this game. Now that I have...um...well, it wasn’t as cool as I was hoping for.
Conclusion: Still Life, still gives life to this old formula of point and click adventures. If you were looking for a mature plot driven game mixed with drama, suspense and gore then this is your victim. Remember its pace is slow, but the reward is worth the time invested.
Summary: En conclusion, Still Life est un jeu avec une histoire captivante, ayant une méthode de narration bien pensée. Les graphiques sont vraiment beaux, outre les personnages. Les sons et les musiques sont presque parfaites, mais le jeu comporte trop de chargements. Si vous aimez les titres dans ce genre, il va vous intéresser et les chargements ne vous dérangerons pas, du moins pas trop. Malgré ses défauts, cela demeure un bon jeu.
Pros: - Qualité des cinématiques - Qualité de l'histoire - Décors remarquables et détaillés - Qualité et complexité des énigmes - Présence de l'humour
Cons: - Temps de chargement omniprésents - Certains personnages sont grossièrement dessinés ou bien disproportionnés - Durée de vie bien trop courte - Valeur de rejouabilité quasi nulle - Trop linéaire