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ZOOM Alfred Hitchcock Presents:
The Final Cut
$9.95 (Win95/98/ME/XP) (Retail) (FINALCUTPR)

Publisher: Arxel Tribe / Ubi Soft

Game

Blood Gore and Violence

They Say Money Can Buy Everything... Even Murder!

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?

Features:

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

  • Psycho
  • Frenzy
  • Shadow of a Doubt
  • Saboteur
  • Topaz
  • 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.

Requirements:

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.

Reviews:

ascully.com by Cid

"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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