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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Warning: Strong language.

"Fate by Numbers is a sci-fi noir FMV adventure game. You assume the role of Alice Sanger, female private eye. She is assigned to get a briefcase, but quickly finds herself immersed in a web of corruption and shadowy motives.

What follows is a mysterious journey through the layers of a future metropolis with 50's noir influences."

Read the comments for reviews. (thanks guys!)

Name: Fate by Numbers
Developer: Revival
Category: Adventure
Type: Freeware
Size: 1.2GB


Blogger weas said at 8/08/2007 01:29:00 PM:  
A noir game, eh? I'll have to try and download this - I love noir!
Anonymous Anonymous said at 8/08/2007 01:54:00 PM:  
I've got the torrent going at a decent enough speed, so I'll give you my first impressions in 2 hours and 26 minutes :D
Anonymous Anonymous said at 8/08/2007 03:34:00 PM:  
Yep, torrent is well seeded at the moment:-)
Anonymous Anonymous said at 8/08/2007 04:52:00 PM:  
Wow. A 1.2G download, followed by a lengthy unzip to reveal an .iso that installs the game. Long process, but the game really is worth it. The atmosphere is amazing, a black and white futuristic sci-fi noir film with deep western-style music like you would hear on Firefly. Definitely draws you in.

As far as adventure games go, it's pretty standard fare: search for clues, examine stuff, pick up items, etc. Puzzles are about average difficulty. You have a few gadgets that are fun to use, such as the photo enhancer.

As far as the FMV presentation, it isn't perfect (jaggies!), and it's used mostly for cutscenes large and small. Everything else: standard point and click. The acting is decent, which helps keep things interesting.

Definitely worth checking out if you have any interest in adventure games. Kind of a big process to get it running, but it's all good. :-)
Blogger Lim-Dul said at 8/08/2007 05:17:00 PM:  
Yep, torrent is well seeded at the moment:-)

What do you know about well seeded torrents? A well seeded torrent is when there are like a hundred hot Swedish chicks with T3 connections seeding a file and you're the only leecher. :-D
Blogger Unknown said at 8/08/2007 09:21:00 PM:  
Nice game. Perfect style with some touch of Blade Runner (image enhancer puzzle). And this one has several endings.

But the gameplay itself seems rather easy... I was expecting trouble on some screens but everything was solved with a couple of clicks without even touching the hint button. You can't fail and die, though that was a pretty feature of older FMV adventures.
Blogger gnome said at 8/09/2007 05:25:00 AM:  
Started downloading. Review to follow soon.
Anonymous Anonymous said at 8/09/2007 05:45:00 AM:  
Wow this game is amazing :o)