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ZOOM The Devil Inside
$14.95 (Win95/98) (Retail) (DEVILINSPR)

Publisher: Cryo

Game

Live From Terror

Los Angeles at the turn of the 21st century. On a cable channel dedicated to the strange and the paranormal, Dave Ackland carries out his investigation live with the pressure of the audience that wants him to go farther and farther. He has been vested with the power to turn into his diabolical female double, Deva. On Halloween night, Dave and his team sneak into a haunted house where crimes have been committed. When the living dead are getting ready to meet him, back there in the studio Jack T. Ripper means to use the audience to make the retransmission the most enthralling and terrifying show of the day...

The Infernal Reality Show

Welcome to WWWL, the number one cable TV network specializing in horror and the paranormal... Imagine that you're Dave, star of Devil Inside, the hippest reality show on the entire West Coast! You're on live TV on Halloween Night, guided by the star host the merciless Jack T. Ripper. Your job is to make audience ratings soar, and the survival of the show depends on you! But let's start at the beginning...

1999. A dangerous criminal, The Night Howler, is executed. Two years later, he escapes from hell, leading a pack of cursed stray souls who will stop at nothing to escape Lucifer's flames. Taking refuge in the Hollywood hills, the evil horde haunts Shadow Gate, a sinister house in which every encounter could be fatal. Your mission is to purify the grounds, eliminate these living dead, and send their souls back to hell, in front of the cameras and a screaming audience gone amok, cheered on by Jack T. Ripper, who's locked up in the WWWL studios! But Dave has a gift... He can generate the devil inside him, and transform himself into Deva, a powerful, first-rate female devil. All he has to do is pass through one of the activated pentacles scattered inside and outside of Shadow Gate at just the right moment. Easy? Not when you consider Angelina, the vicious scientific reporter at SSSW... the top competing channel. She's really determined to prove that the Devil Inside show is nothing but a huge hoax. Is this too much for one person to handle? Relax... when you play Devil Inside there are two of you, and changing channels is not an option!

                

Never before has a TV show put so much at stake.

  • A game of action/adventure created by the author of the Alone in the Dark series, Hubert Chardeau.
  • Set in the strange world of American "real life" TV, starring the two main characters, Dave and his female double, Deva.
  • More than 50 different enemies, each one more macabre and vicious that the next.
  • 7 different weapons, 8 psychic powers and many detailed and atmospheric levels.
  • An exceptional production in terms of camera action and hyper-realistic animations of the characters.
  • Artificial intelligence permits responsive evolution of allies and enemies.

Requirements:

Windows 95/98, PII 266 (PII 400 recommended), 64MB RAM, 8x CD-ROM drive, 100MB available on hard drive, 2MB graphics card supporting 65000 colors, sound card, mouse, DirectX 7 (supplied on the disk), 4MB 3D compatible card.

Reviews:

EuroGamer by Ewan "nach0king" Macdonald

"The Devil Inside is produced by Hubert Chardot, the legendary genius behind the classic 'Alone In The Dark' games, and on first playing Devil Inside the similarities are striking - the main setting is the familiar haunted house, with the usual mix of action, puzzles and suspense."

"In fact the whole storyline is rather original - the implications of entertainment over human safety are well displayed in the course of the game, making the player feel like both a brain dead TV addict vying for more cheap thrills, and an entertainer in search of fame. Throw in a bit of gunplay and zombies, and you've got the Devil Inside."

"One aspect that came very close to ruining the game for me though was the puzzles. Many of them are excellent additions to the game, and without them it would be a whole lot worse, but many were poorly thought out."

"Conclusion. If you are a fan of Alone In The Dark, and are longing for some more French-influenced zombie fun, you will probably want to snap this up right away. You will need a decent computer to make the most of it though - if you play this on anything less than a Pentium II 400 with a decent 3D accelerator card you will be sorry."





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