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ZOOM In Cold Blood
$14.95 (Win95/98/ME/XP) (Damaged Retail Box) (INCOLDBLPR)
This is our last one and the box is damaged.

Publisher: Revolution Software / DreamCatcher

Game

Ratings:

8/10 from Eurogamer

                

Stealth or Brute Force - The Choice is Yours!

You play the role of John Cord, an MI6 Secret Service Agent who has been sent to Volgia, USSR, at the request of the CIA, to help track down a missing agent.

Enter a world of espionage and conspiracy. Infiltrate, sneak and shoot your way through increasingly dangerous situations.

Key Features:

Nine missions with approximately 60 total hours of gameplay.

More than 100 environments to explore and survive.

The latest in spy equipment including highly-advanced communication computers, electromagnetic pulse-mines, hacking units, and motion detectors.

Suspenseful gameplay requiring stealth for mission success.

A captivating plot delivered through in-game action and stunning FMV.


Requirements:

Windows 95/98/ME/XP: Pentium 233MHz, 32MB RAM, 8 MB Video Card, 4x CD-ROM drive.


Reviews:

Eurogamer, by Keith "DMN" Ellis

"In Cold Blood is an arcade adventure game set in Volgia, a former republic of Russia, giving the game an instant grim atmosphere from the start. You meet up with freedom fighter Gregor Kostov, who helps you at the beginning of the game, and will pop up again throughout at key moments..."

"It's not just the FMV clips that give the whole film-like feel though; the voice acting is exceptionally good, making you actually care about the characters. Cord's English voice is calm but with dark undertones suggesting you really should not mess with him, and the bad guys really do sound like they mean business. Every person you come across speaks with their own individual voice, along with varied personalities. A lot of humour has been injected into the dialogue too,..."

The pre-rendered backdrops look excellent, and in most cases include spot animations to give them some added life. The animations are simple but very effective, like the light fittings juddering on the land-train, or the soft ripple of water in the mines. Great care has been taken to make sure you never have your vision obscured by the camera angle or a piece of scenery, making for trouble-free scuffles with guards."

"The game is not without its faults. A lot of the time you will find that guiding Cord into narrow gaps in the scenery, or positioning him such that he will climb a ladder, can be a royal pain in the backside. The controls are generally clumsy both on keyboard and joypad, with the character turning far too quickly at times, making collisions with walls and objects a frequent occurrence.

"But aside from these quirks, In Cold Blood is a splendid adventure filled with humour and intrigue, challenging puzzles, and a beautifully scripted story. Thoroughly recommended."

Quandary Reviews by Gordon Aplin

"I've played quite a few keyboard-controlled games (more lately than I'd like) and although it is possible to get used to it to get through a game it is certainly not my preference as it focuses attention on navigating your character around obstacles which becomes all the more tricky when you are being chased by a robot. However, as I mentioned earlier, there was something about this game that kept me playing when a straight First Person Shooter, say, would have had me yawning with boredom. There was just enough strategy required and enough intrigue to make me want to see how it ended and the action was generally easy enough even for me to get through after just a few attempts."

 



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