I’ve *never* been so emotionally invested in a game! I suffered genuine panic, fear, heartbreak and nausea. It has multiple storylines and endings, so every decision (or mistake) you make changes the outcome.
It’s a detective/thriller story – a man’s son is kidnapped by a serial killer and you need to find the clues to save the boy. Throughout the game you play as the father, an FBI agent, a private investigator and a journalist – each uncovering different parts of the puzzle. There’s counters and stopwatch challenges and a lot of the events happen in real time, so there’s a constant feeling of urgency.
This game has been around for a fair while and won a bunch of awards. I can’t believe I only just discovered it! The controls are a bit painful and take some getting used to, but it’s brilliant in EVERY other respect. If you’re into detective stories, thrillers, adventure games, etc, I highly recommend it. Not for the faint-hearted!
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