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...
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.
Pros: Excellent story, Smart puzzles, Great ambiance and style
Cons: Controls don't translate well to controller, No replay value
Excerpt: Since console games generally operate through handheld controllers, there has been a diminishing call as of late for mouse-powered point-and-click adventures. In fact, the genre itself has been sadly under represented outside of its more traditional PC heritage.
Conclusion: The one thing that a CSI game must have in order to work is good visuals, and this is a category in which Still Life definitely comes through. First and foremost, the game takes full advantage of the environments by making them all quite diverse.
Conclusion: This game has everything going for it until you see the graphics, which killed shootout’s chance of receiving a higher mark. If 989 were to do a Shootout 2004, I would really recommend keeping the Gameplay system and starting over on the character models.
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.
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