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GF Rating
8.1

25893 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
9

Excellent

Grabs you like none other

posted by temak82 (SCHENECTADY, NY) Feb 26, 2010

Member since Aug 2007

I think this game is very solid if you are a mature gamer. If you only like very fast paced, wham-bam thank you mam Unreal Tourney games, skip this one. Also skip it if you are 15 or below.

This game plays like a great book. While I agree with some who said that the beginning is a bit boring and stretched out, it does familiarize you with the controls and how the game works. I do have to admit that I got worried for a bit there thinking it may be a grown up version of Sims. It's certainly not.

After you get past that first 'tutorial' part, it picks up very quickly and draws you in without letting go. The story line is great and there are plenty of twists to keep you on the edge of your seat. Length of the game is also perfect, not too long and not too short.

I suppose the reason I gave this a 9 and not a 10 is due to some things becoming mundane like cooking, cleaning, getting dressed, which all require multiple button presses. These actions do not come up very often, but nonetheless it would be great if there was an option where you could skip these and move on with the story. I also wish there was a way to skip cutscenes if you are replaying them.

All in all, I highly recommend this game to anyone who is looking for a thoughtful, intelligent thriller-type game where you have to deduce your next move and weigh your options carefully as you only get 1 chance to perform them. This is all coming from a gamer who plays FPS 90% of the time. I have been wanting to play a game like this for a long time and I wish there were more of this genre available.

This is a must rental. I personally would not buy it since there is really no replay value. You get the gist of the story from the first get-go and there is no multi player or anything. That's just my opinion though, and I almost never buy games. Thanks to Gamefly!

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

WOW do they give academy awards for video games?

posted by gameboy80 (BOSSIER CITY, LA) Feb 26, 2010

Member since Feb 2010

I cant believe what i just played this is one of the most unique games i have ever played in my life and I loved every moment of it well at least all most.The begining started a litle slow but wow did it get better.Basically your looking for a killer who leaves origame figures behind with his victims and he always does does this in the rain.You play as four different charecters and if one dies the games just keeps going but the charecter dos not come back every charecter has onelife which is awsome. I encourage anyone who is a fan of games to give this a shot and i also encourage u that when u do play it do not start the game over if someone dies just keep going bcause the game changes depending on the choices u make making every play thru different i bet if u get 3 people in a room everyone will have something different.Man this was an awsome experience i only played thru once but im about to start my second and this time im gonna do things different. Awsome Awsome Awsome game 9/10

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Not the first of its kind but definitely the best

posted by toxicbox (COLONIA, NJ) Feb 26, 2010

Member since Nov 2008

Many people are thinking this is the first time this kind of game has been developed. Quantic Dream had developed the style of movie/game before with games like Fahrenheit in the ps2. (awesome game by the way.

Yes It is slow at first but interested to play, because like any movie it takes a while to introduce the plot. Once you start playing it you will not want to put it aside. You are always left with the curiosity of what will happen next. You can replay this game many times, as it has many different ending.

I, for example got the best and happiest ending. It's a game you will not be disappointed on as the twist is very hard to see coming. I had a clue of what was gonna happen, but i was wrong. You cant go wrong with this game it will leave your eyes wide open as you get close to each of the 4 characters of the story.

Hopefully Quantic Dream will not stop there and will countinue to make games like this. You decide the fate of this amazing storyline. Enjoy !

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