The Final Cut
||(Win95/98/ME/XP) (Retail) (FINALCUTPR)
Publisher: Arxel Tribe /
Blood Gore and Violence
They Say Money Can Buy Everything...
They say money can buy everything... even murder.
Millionaire Robert Marvin-Jones, obsessed with the films of Hitchcock, is
making a mystery movie of his very own - until his entire film crew vanishes
from his estate. As Joseph Shamley, a private eye hired by Jones' fetching
niece, you must lead the search for the missing crew. But are you ready to
stomach the sordid truth behind the secrets?
Solve an all-new mystery inspired by the Master of Suspense.
Investigate a world brought to life with
graphics and sound in Hitchcock's signature, spine-tingling style.
Includes 15 minutes of footage from six of
Hitchcock's nail-biting thrillers
- Shadow of a Doubt
- Torn Curtain
Classic Mystery: Search for secrets in your journey through the underworld of a
millionaire's strange obsessions.
Tour de Force Action: Chase down suspects
and lay down force to get your answers.
Sinister Characters: Seek truth carefully
from characters driven by betrayal, deception, and revenge.
Psychic Solutions: Tap your psychic
abilities to escape danger and find new leads.
Windows 95/98/ME/XP Pentium 333 64 MB RAM (128 MB
Recommended) 8 MB video card (DirectX 7 compatible) DirectX 7 (included on
Disc) 24x CD-ROM 16-bit sound card 300 MB free hard drive space
Windows XP may require Windows 98/SE compatibility mode.
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"If you are a Hitchcock fan, you will love this game. You
will put aside the glitches and the complications to wade in this river of
trivial Hitchcock references. The classic imagery, the style, it's all dark and
mysterious, just like a blast to the past in the old whodunit flicks.
Hitchcockesque moody sets and dark menacing skies create an atmosphere of
intrigue and a certain level of creepiness. It's too bad the execution of the
game doesn't live up to the fancy packaging."
"...The story is not the star of this game, so much as the
namesake.... Hitchcock references are the meat of this project.
"I will give the graphics a definite nod. The backdrops are
amazing. The skies, the buildings and furnishings are all detailed and have a
certain cinematic quality. Shots of distant horizons with the same detailing as
the foreground make the world seem like a real 3D environment that goes on
forever. Camera angles for dramatic shots like finding the different bodies
really bring those moments to life, ummm so to speak."
"Without giving away the story completely I'll just
say that playing through without a single hiccup in the plot is very difficult.
You are on a mission, a case, finding bodies and hoping to find the murderer.
Vague story and character references hit you like a Mack Truck, just as you
think you have things sorted and are on the right track. But do play on..it all
comes together, eventually. Don't feel like looking at the walkthrough is a
sin. From what I've read on the net, you will be among the vast majority around
the world to play with paper in hand."
"Despite my obvious disappointments with the game, I did
enjoy it. I am a film lover so the idea captured me right away. As far as a
game goes, this is all for novelty, not for the hard core gamers out there. If
you are looking for a few (very few) hours of chasing clues and solving basic
puzzles, this one is a charmer. I won't say it's 100% fun, mostly because of
the blocky characters, the way they move, the clumsy plot and poor execution of
how the story should play out.... BUT, and that's a big BUT, I will say that
the nearly Godlike reverence paid to Hitchcock and the deep seated appreciate
for his films comes shining through, that makes the game worth the effort for a
movie buff/casual gamer."
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