LIFESTREAM


LIFESTREAM
Mystery, First Person

Developer: Unimatrix Productions
Release: 2004



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"John Holton's father, a priest named Randolph, disappeared three weeks ago. John takes it upon himself to discover what happened by visiting his father's house and searching for him firsthand. Through the course of the story, players take on the role of both John and his father over two time periods. As the story progresses, players see through John's eyes the faith-shattering torment that enveloped Randolph in his search for something known only as “the Lifestream”. What he finds is something that is so terrifying, yet so seductive, that it envelops his very soul..."

Στα [+]
•  Η ιστορία έχει ενδιαφέρον, η ανάπτυξή της είναι πετυχημένη, τά καλοφτιαγμένα βιντεάκια πού παρεμβάλλονται κάθε τόσο τονίζουν τήν εξιστόρηση και η ιδέα συνδυασμού του παρόντος χρόνου (όπου υποδύεσαι τον γιό) με το παρελθόν (όπου υποδύεσαι τον πατέρα) είναι εξαιρετική.

Στα [-]
•  Η πολύ μέτρια ποιότητα των γρίφων και τά χοντροκομμένα γραφικά.

Συνοψίζοντας
•  Οι σεναριακές ικανότητες του Christopher Brendel, δημιουργού του Lifestream και το πετυχημένο στήσιμο του παιχνιδιού (σε κάποιες στιγμές σού θυμίζει τις δημιουργίες της Jensen) χαντακονιάζονται από τους τομείς των γρίφων και των γραφικών, πού σίγουρα χρειάζονταν παραπάνω δουλειά.

Βαθμολογία: 2/5







LIFESTREAM - REVISITED
Text Adventure

Developer: Unimatrix Productions
Release: 2016



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"Father Randolph Holton was dead. Not literally, of course. But in his heart, he knew he could not live on...not after everything he had learned. Sitting at his dark oak desk in the corner of the dimly lit, cozy study, the white-haired, frail Catholic priest--even frailer of late--dipped an old quill into a container of jet-black ink and began to write..."