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Flashback: The Quest for Identity (DOS)

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Written by  :  helm lehm (13)
Written on  :  Jun 12, 2000
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

A hugely underestimated game.

The Good

Supposing you could just ignore the perfect graphics(out of this world was 16 color /vectorized) and ignore the perfect animation and most fluid controls,you are still left with a piece of art,nevertheless.The story is far more than interesting,its evolving,you start off by knowing so little and by the end its a full blown alien invasion you have to deal with.Ignoring the heritage this game had to live up with,this game should be considered the monkey island of platformers.

The Bad

Okay,i suppose the story dragged a bit towards the end,and the music is sparse due to the limitations of the game size,but even with the music off and your skipping the cut-scenes you are still left with a work of art.

The Bottom Line

This game would be best described as perhaps the most probable game to attract people towards games and computers in general,it even got me in the scene all because of its wonderful graphics and responsive controls,it layed the soil for such marvels as Oddworld and Heart of darkness to appear,and most importantly introduces the kind of "heady" platform games to a most wide audience if you dont want to by it,at least get it at an abandonware site,you wont be dissapointed.