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Beneath a Steel Sky (DOS)

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Written by  :  Depth Lord (941)
Written on  :  Dec 24, 2005
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

Over-rated, but good at representing the Big Brother-Orwellian state theme.

The Good

Where do I start?

Interesting plot and nice twist plots, not so great as the Gabriel Knight series plots but nice.

What concerns gameplay... Having your robot side-kick to use it in different ways expands the game's puzzle possibilities.

The graphics are good too, the sprites are cool I liked the backgrounds very much, they depicted very well the division of the metropolis into parts.

The Bad

Not much flaws, but the following can be disappointing for adventure game hardcore players: It is ridiculously easy! I finished this game in two days.

Some of the music was repetitive, except for the main theme, which was good.

I also experienced some bugs with the ScummVM interpreter, but the game ran nice when I played it on DOS. Not much

The Bottom Line

If you liked books like 1984 or Animal Farm by Orwell you will like the plot of Beneath the Steel Sky, but If you don't care about that you will find in that game a mediocre adventure game.