Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered - App Review

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered for Apple iOS is a fully realized murder mystery game that plays out like a big budget movie. The app features outstanding 3D visuals, with an interactive plot that responds to the choices you make, to deliver a custom tailored game, just for you. This one requires a big commitment of time on your part, but for the hefty price tag, I expect no less.

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Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered presents in landscape mode to deliver a fully realized interactive murder mystery. The game is meant to be played as if you are a character within the film, and you make choices that drive the plot forward. As the story goes, there’s a man who is possessed by frightening memories and uncontrollable flashbacks. He’s reliving some sort of traumatic event and executing actions that are beyond his control. In a trance of some sort, the man kills a restaurant patron in the bathroom in a ritualistic killing. He flees the scene and now the cops have to piece together the clues and figure out what’s what. Speak to witnesses, search for clues and try to catch the killer before he strikes again.

The interactive elements of the game are interesting. You take turns playing as each character in the game and control their actions. There’s an action bar that appears along the top of the screen, depicting different choices that can be made. Just swipe in the direction presented to open doors, select dialog responses and interact with your environment. This is one of those games that changes depending on the choices you make, so no two games are exactly alike.

The controls use an array of functionality to deliver what is a highly immersive and interactive environment. There’s a sophisticated d-pad on the lower left for movement, which also incorporates an innovative scan feature to quickly toggle your views of the scene, thereby negating the need for pinch-zoom and swipe functions to scan your environment. There’s a tutorial at the start of the game which features instruction and practice exercises, and I suggest you watch it so as to get the most out of these controls and the game. The graphics are fully realized and go for realism; they looked good, but still felt like CGI. The animation has a lot to render here and delivers some realistic renders and visual effects. The flashback sequences were particularly cool. You can literally wander the environment freely, and the visuals render nicely with few stutters or hangs.  The sounds are rich with detail and realism, featuring nicely recorded dialog and special effects that round out the play nicely.  

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered goes for broke and largely succeeds. The plot can be a little plodding at times, but the script is well written and lives up to the advanced visuals. This one requires a big commitment from you, but will certainly entertain clear through to the end.  Enjoy.


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