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KGB (DOS)

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Written by  :  Open_Sights (380)
Written on  :  Mar 07, 2010
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

Play for the Motherland, Comrade

The Good

Addicting plot

The Bad

Some puzzles are unreasonable at first glance

The lack of sound effects

The Bottom Line

KGB is an old title from Virgin also know as "the conspiracy". It runs around a department of the KGB called department P, that is investigating the death of an former agent, who became a private eye involved in a snuff videotapes investigation.

Your character, recently transferred from the spetsnaz, is the person responsible for investigating the matter. The original and interesting plot shows some elements in vogue in Russian society at Perestroika times, though, even as a comic relief, grants an stereotypical view of the Russians.

The game is point and click, the puzzles are realistic, even tough though some just make sense after you complete the level (there are four in total), which takes a impulsive player (and even some more thoughtful) to a sequence of trial and error. In the newer version (released on CD-ROM) there is a in-game hint system added for help in this matter.

The system of protection against unauthorized copying does not work, which frees the player from having to play with the manual at side, something common at the time (reminds me of the pain it was trying to figure out where I left the manual every time I wanted to play Wasteland). Despite being old and having little replay value, KGB is a recommended experience.