gamers (94%) found this review helpful
Indigo Prophecy combines cut scenes and action together. The deeper you go in the game the better it becomes all the way to the end. The only thing that annoyed me in this game was the sneaking missions. The game has a great story and you have to be quick and smart to select the right answers, or questions. In this game you require Speed, Reflex, Intelligence, Multi-Tasking skill, and the ability to notice things.
Good: Almost every single action you take will either help you or not. You get to control three characters and in some areas you may control two at a time, which sometimes you must select the one you care about most. Good story, mystery, and twists.
Cons: For me the sneaking missions were very annoying because it stops the story from continuing, but gives you some good information on the story. Few times the answers and questions that are shown aren't clear, and you might choose the topic and think they will talk about something about it when in fact they talk about something else.
Overall: Very good game. Annoying a few times. Very short. Takes about eight hours to beat, yet it only feels short right after you beat it. I want to play more games like this after I finished it. I recommend you rent this game some time soon.
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
The main reason I rented this was because of my interest in the upcoming game Heavy Rain, Quantic Dream's follow up to Indigo Prophecy. If you're like me and are curious about the gameplay of that one, I highly recommend you give this one a play-though, if only to give you an idea of what to expect. From everything I've seen the two games will share similar play mechanics, where all the action is done primarily through quick-time events.
I really appreciate QD's desire to try something new with gaming and don't fault them for their "Simon Says" style of gameplay or it's "Choose Your Own Adventure" style of storytelling. I personally enjoyed the game, but this certainly isn't one for the hardcore FPS, Gears of War crowds. The pacing is much different and is literally a story driven game. QD tries to emphasize this on the menu screen, where players are prompted to "Play Movie" instead of "Play Game." That helps put the player in the right frame of mind, but still, if this was actually a movie, it would be seen as a bloated, poorly edited one (where otherwise delete scenes were left in) with a shoehorned third act that make Metal Gear Solid plots appear normal.
All that said, if I had played this game in 2005, before the current generation of consoles, I'm pretty sure I would have enjoyed it a little more than I did, and had I bought it I would have definitely played it through a least twice to try the different story paths, so I'm adding a point to my score, giving it an 8 in stead of a 7. If anything, I'm anticipating what these guys will do with Heavy Rain even more and look forward to their current-gen follow-up.
gamers (90%) found this review helpful
Definitely worth a play through. While not the longest experience, for a game w/ such a simple system you'll be pleasantly surprised. In an industry where so much is same-story-different- disc lately, this is an excellent change. The adventure game genre is almost dead, a throwback to earlier PC games, and this offers a chance to breath some life back into it. Nothing is that difficult, but the story and the characters are so compelling that what starts as a murder mystery becomes something entirely different. The camera angles are a bit annoying, and the controls do feel a bit clunky at times, but it doesn't detract too much from the game itself.
As far as "action" goes, this isn't a shooter, a hack n' slash, this is more like an interactive movie. But it's well written and the voice overs are excellent, something that a lot of games that have fallen into a similar category over the years have failed to do.
If you're looking for something outside the norm that won't consume several weekends of your life, and is worth the time you do spend on it, check this out.