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Weekend Spotlight

posted on September 9th, 2006 by matt

What will I be playing this weekend, you ask? Why, only the great Indigo Prophecy, of course. I do thank you for asking.

I played the demo on the PC around the time of the game’s release, and simply loved how the game unfolded. I never purchased it, due to constraining circumstances (no money), but a friend at work let me borrow his Xbox edition.

Right from the moment you start the game, you’ll notice that Indigo Prophecy is heavily story-based. Think Metal Gear Solid. Actually, Konami’s spy game actually has more “game” to it than Indigo Prophecy does, if that’s hard to believe. You seriously are just watching this game with a few bits of gameplay thrown in for variety.

But don’t get me wrong, the game is great to play. I won’t go into specifics on how the game plays because it will give away a few plot points, and I hate it when people give even the slightest bit of info on a game that is story-based.

Another thing that I want to point out is the setting. Not since the original Max Payne have I seen such a well-realized and emotionally-moving setting. The first area has a thick snow fall, with dense fog obsuring your line of sight. The lighting and the sound effects with the snow make it feel eerily realistic. I had to look outside my window just to make sure it’s still only September.

If you’re intrigued (which you should be), then give the PC demo a try. It’s on the game’s main site, which you can find here. Don’t worry, the game is not the greatest looking game, so if you have even a moderately powered PC, you should be able to play the game just fine.

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