Impressive Day\\Night system
Lots of things to explore
Infinity is a fun little game, full of fun things to explore, and investigate. When starting the game (with 'RPG_RT'), you see the character screen, with a huge number of characters to choose from - a whopping 36, to be exact (18 male, 18 female). They're all so appealing, it's hard to choose which character to play as. There's also a good selection of unlockable characters, which I'll go into more detail about later on. Needless to say, all the characters brought a smile to my face.
After choosing your character, you arrive in town, eager to explore. Oh, so much to do here... what to do first? Well, let's be friendly, and talk to some of the townspeople. They seem like a nice bunch. Wait a minute... I get to pickpocket them? Oh boy! That was fun! Now the City Hall is nearby, so why don't we pay a visit? The receptionist here is very helpful. And oh, look... there's a computer here, I can use to check emails, play games, or chat online. This was a lovely touch the game creator added. When you're ready, leave City Hall, and explore some more. After accidentally walking into a mailbox, you realise that you can... *gasp* Steal mail! You're turning into quite the little criminal, aren't you, lol!
There's a pub nearby. Let's go in the pub, and be sociable. Talk to everyone. Don't forget to watch some TV while you're here! And if you're lucky, you might even get a date, or even marry. On the other hand, maybe you'd prefer to head for the inn, and hire a prostitute?
As you explore, you may discover that strange things happen when talking to certain people. Sometimes, you actually transform into the person you are talking to. These are the unlockable characters I mentioned earlier. You can't choose them at the start, but you can play as them when you find them in the game. The game creator has put a lot of work into this, and given us a good selection of unlockable characters to find - anything from Lord Voldemort and Captain Jack Sparrow, to a farmer or even a very cute-looking MewTwo, and lots more besides. I had great fun looking for them all.
If you find yourself short of money, there's a way you can rob the bank, to get more money... if you're not caught, that is. But that's not all. If you've had enough of town, why not explore the islands that surround the town? You never know what you'll find. There's so much more to do and see in this game. But I'll let you discover that for yourself.
Actions are controlled via the keyboard. On character selection screen, move the sword around with the Cursor Keys, and select your character by pressing 'Enter'. Similarly, move your character around town by using the Cursor Keys, and skip through dialogue with the 'Enter' key. Vehicles (either of the boats, and the plane) can be entered or exited by pressing 'Enter'. You can save your progress, or quit the game, at any time by pressing 'Esc'. I love the fact that you can transform into different characters, and continue exploring the town. Getting married as a dog, or robbing the bank as Santa really made me laugh!
Graphics are very cute and cartoony. As soon as you enter town, the strong, bright colours make the game seem nice and cheerful. There's lots of nice touches in the game. Fountains near the gate, welcoming you into town are gorgeous to look at, with the water trickling down. Transparent clouds add to the effect that you are looking down on the town. There's even a clever day\\night system - every so often, the town turns a beautiful shade of red, and then grows dark, as night time approaches. Then it grows light again, as a new day arrives. I love this, because it indicates days passing, and gives the feeling you've been in town for a while. Cherry trees blowing in the wind is very pretty to see. Animals in their pens are another nice touch, but the sheep are my favourites. There's even a weather switch, allowing you to change the weather - you just have to find it first. In contrast to the cheerful town, the Haunted House is dark and spooky. But are you brave enough to enter it?
SOUND AND MUSIC
Infinity has some nice, cheerful, bubbly music that's a pleasure to hear. It's simple, and seems to fit the mood of the game. When you enter the church, the music changes to church organ music - very appropriate.
Infinity is a fun little RPG game, which is all about exploring, and trying new things. There's a huge number of characters to choose from, and you may find it hard to choose which one to use. But if you get bored with one character, you can easily start a new game with a different character. If that wasn't enough, there's also many unlockable characters to find. Your character is controlled by using the arrow keys to mover him\\her around, and the 'Enter' key to skip through dialogue or interact with various things. Graphics are very cute, with strong colours used to good effect. The clever day\\night system, and transparent clouds deserve special mention, as they bring another layer of fun to the game. Music is bright and cheerful, and really fits in with the game's mood. There's a lot of secrets to find, and I hope you have as much fun as I did, finding them all.
Review by: Frodo
Drug references, Strong language
Safe for ages: 15+
Linux via WINE