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Beneath a Steel Sky (DOS)

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Written by  :  robotriot (8637)
Written on  :  Nov 05, 1999
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

Can easily be compared to LucasArts adventures.

The Good

I was very fascinated by the game. It has a very dense atmosphere. The nicely drawn background graphics let you think you're really in this futuristic town, the animations of the characters are also very smooth. I also liked the speech (CD-ROM version only, of course), it fits excellent to the people's look and character I think. The game itself features very logic riddles to solve, if you're a bit experienced you should do it in no time.

The Bad

Hm ... I can't think of anything negative in this game.

The Bottom Line

Revolution Software didn't do many games - but each of the ones they released were great - Beneath a Steel Sky is one of them. Its quality is comparable to the classic LucasArts adventures, like Day of the Tentacle or Monkey Island and Indiana Jones. But there's less humor in it, it even critizises this future society.