Dark and brooding
Firstly the lack of graphical interfaces made controlling the game a piece of cake. You used the arrow keys and the TAB key to select your inventory.
You are a Manhunter, a human assigned by the orbs to watch other manhunters and track their movements. You are awoken to investigate an explosion at a manhunter hospital, from then on, things get dicey. You embark on a quest to stop a madman from killing people and work out the truth behind the manhunter organization.
Great for it's day. The realism of the graphics, the accurate map of N.Y, landmarks are recognizable. The graphics are good in the tracking parts where you can track any known being, hopefully working out where they head off to. The death scenes are gory, from your head becoming a ceiling decoration to your body being flung to kingdom come.
Rather dull, the usual blips and beeps, but the manhunter theme still rings in my mind, quite memorable.
Controlled by the cursor keys, you have to spend a lot of time in mazes or puzzles where one wrong click means your body is strewn across the place. A note pad is VERY useful as a lot of minor things become large clues.
The mazes were hard, although you have the map, it is still annoying. Also the little arcade game you HAVE to play is hard as the little guy only stops when he reaches a goal. The puzzles take a lot of time to work out *hint the first day has something to do with an orb*.
The Bottom Line
Hard, yes but your brain gets VERY stimulated after playing it. Play the sequel Manhunter:San Francisco.