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Old 03-29-2009, 11:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Indigo Prophecy

Indigo Prophecy sets out to do somthing very ambitious from the moment you fire up the game. Seriously, don't even start the game. Listen to the beautiful music, and let the trailer roll. After that, start the tutorial. At this point, you should realize that, Indigo Prophecy is not trying to be a movie any more. It is a movie, just in the guise of a console game.

For the sake of not ruining the game, I will not reveal anything plot releated, however I can easily tell you, even after watching the trailers and such, you will not be expecting the massive twist this game puts on the player, about 5 hours into the game. Of course, the ending might be a tad loose or less then what gamers are expecting, but it's still quite good...or rather, "they" are quite good. Yes, your actions in the game reflect the ending you will wind up with, so make those choices wisely. Of course, you don't have an absolute control over everything, but there are parts where your choices will dramatically effect the flow of the game.

The most unfortunate thing is, once it is all over, the developers of the game did not give you an option to watch it all over again, which I would have loved. A pre-recording of my entire game, so I could just sit back and enjoy the game without playing Simon says and doing other tasks...since, it prides itself on being the most cinematic experience on the PS2.

It pretty much nails that objective though, with characters you really will enjoy getting to know, and a well developed plot and story, that while becoming a bit cramped near the end, it never fails to entertain. The voice acting is top notch, and the game itself plays smooth enough, combing what one might call Simon says for the action elements, and the tricky concept of hitting the L and R buttons in succession to survive other parts. Even a part where you need to navigate in first person, and control a characters breathing. If you fail, your character panics...a very good choice to show what a person with Clastrophobia goes through in a small cramped space. The music is also top notch, and runs from catchy Rock tunes, to insanely catchy, somewhat 70's funk, all the way to fully orchestrated themes, including the very well done "Battle" theme you will hear many times throughout the course of the game.

Again, I have a hard time calling it a game, because for me, it was much more. I bought it, and beat it on the same day. I spent about 9 hours total, and then I went back and beat it again, doing all different things when I had the choices to make. You can actually wind up with some very funny dialoge/dramatic moments should you decide to do somthing, that normally, you wouldn't consider.

In fact, the only bad things about this game really, are the short finish time, and the fact that you can't watch the entire game once you beat it, as a movie. Aside from that, and the minor gripe that the game takes on an entirely new genre and direction halfway through...lead me to say that for some, this won't be a keeper.

However, I do recommend it highly. It's like those old Lucasarts adventure games. Classic, but once you beat them you know everything, and how to solve all the puzzles and such. It still doesn't mean you can't replay the game, but the initial magic is somewhat lost. Indigo Prophecy is very much in the same boat. I view it more like a DVD. I play the game/watch my movie, and then put it back on the shelf. Later on, I can play it again, knowing exactly what to do, or not do, and experience it again and again. It is very much like a good movie.

Through fantastic dialoge, a good plot, and a very rewarding system of gameplay and storyline branching, Indigo Prophecy will most likely appeal to fans of less known games. Before I finish, just know this. Indigo Prophecy is one of the few games, that really captures the cinematic feel of a great movie. In other words, it's the most theatrical, cinematic, and compelling games in almost a decade. Despite the minor gripes, I can't give this anything but a 5 in total, because from start to finish I was hooked without a chance of breaking free, till the credits rolled at 5 in the morning.
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I liked Indigo Prophecy also, but I had a couple of issues with it.Firstly the controls were horrid. I understand the goal of it trying to be a movie, but I think the choice of L & R for breathing was just terrible. This could have been remedied by the game giving you the option to customize the controls, but unfortunately they didn't and it makes some of the fast button tapping sequences a nightmare. I also thought some of the cut scenes were a little weak. Other than that though I did like the game. I wish that they would make more in the series.
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I liked Indigo Prophecy also, but I had a couple of issues with it.Firstly the controls were horrid. I understand the goal of it trying to be a movie, but I think the choice of L & R for breathing was just terrible. This could have been remedied by the game giving you the option to customize the controls, but unfortunately they didn't and it makes some of the fast button tapping sequences a nightmare. I also thought some of the cut scenes were a little weak. Other than that though I did like the game. I wish that they would make more in the series.
I wish they did too, but they are making Heavy Rain which looks awesome.
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I wish they did too, but they are making Heavy Rain which looks awesome.
I agree. Heavy Rain looks really good.
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