3 different endings
Strange character animation
After watching the intro, we learn that the game takes place in a future society. 'Citizens' are assured a perfect life, but it comes at the cost of 'Off Limits' people.
This game takes place over 2 days. You are a young newspaper reporter named Susan Gant. You are a 'Citizen', and you are very happy with your perfect life. You arrive at work one day, and your editor tells you about the Vice-Consul Mansion being burgled. He wants you to investigate the burglary, and then write a story about it for your newspaper.
As you investigate the burglary, you start to realise that there is a lot more going on than you first realised. Maybe your perfect life is not so perfect after all. What started out as a simple burglary investigation has evolved into something much more sinister, and you are not sure whom you can trust anymore.
You find yourself in the middle of a struggle for power - the result of this struggle could change the world, as you know it.
Your inventory is shown along the top, and you can scroll left or right as necessary. Some of your inventory items (notebook, laptop, mobile phone etc) give further information when you examine them. For example, look at your mobile phone to get a list of phone numbers you can dial. Your laptop stores various documents that you can read, and these documents are updated as the game progresses.
Above the inventory is a small section showing how long you have been playing the game. It also alerts you when a document in your laptop has been updated. This is a nice touch, as you can read the updated document to get more information etc.
This game has 3 different endings, which is lovely to see. The game automatically saves your game, so you can choose which ending to see. You can then re-load the game and pick a different ending.
Pressing the 'F9' key brings up a menu. This allows you to save the game, restore a game, restart, or quit.
A minor setback is the character animation. Susan looks very strange as she walks across the room - almost as if she is completely flat. This is a minor irritation, and does not affect the game.
MUSIC AND SOUND EFFECTS
However, the sound effects and the music are very short clips that run on a loop. This gets quite annoying and repetitive after a while. It would have been nice if each clip was longer, or if we got more variety of music.
My only niggles are the strange character animation, and the repetitive music.
Review by: Frodo
Safe for all ages