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Fade to Black

MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
79
3.3
PlayStation
...
3.4
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Description

Fade to Black is the sequel to Flashback: the Quest for Identity. The player takes control of Conrad, the hero from Flashback who has been imprisoned by his old enemy, the Morphs. Gaining the trust and assistance of the mysterious Ancients, Conrad must fight off the Morph invasion, not knowing whom he can trust.

The game uses fully polygonal graphics for both character models and environment. The camera changes angles depending on the location of the player character, similar to the Alone in the Dark series. Conrad can use various weapons to eliminate the enemies and will also have to solve some puzzles on the way. He can not, however, perform as many moves as in Flashback; he can't climb or jump, and the only way he can potentially avoid being shot by enemies is by ducking.

Screenshots

Fade to Black PlayStation Don't shoot Conrad! This robot is needed to get past the barrier.
Fade to Black PlayStation While admiring some strange purple alien phenomenon, I got shot by someone. How rude!
Fade to Black PlayStation Title screen.
Fade to Black PlayStation Start up screen.

Alternate Titles

  • "Project Morphs" -- Early working title
  • "Flashback 3D" -- Informal title
  • "Crossfire " -- Working title

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User Reviews

a worthy FlashBack sequel and a TombRaider predecessor DOS Boston Low (92)
A letdown PlayStation ETJB (447)

The Press Says

Coming Soon Magazine DOS Jan 13, 1996 89 out of 100 89
High Score DOS Dec, 1995 4 out of 5 80
World Village (Gamer's Zone) DOS 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
NowGamer PlayStation Jun 28, 1999 7.6 out of 10 76
Power Play DOS Sep, 1995 74 out of 100 74
GameSpot DOS May 01, 1996 7.1 out of 10 71
IGN PlayStation Nov 21, 1996 7 out of 10 70
All Game Guide PlayStation 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Dec, 1995 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Player (Germany) DOS Sep, 1995 70 out of 100 70

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Trivia

Death

The game has over a dozen different deaths for our intrepid hero, ranging from simple "getting shot", to "ejected into vacuum", to "melted by a Morph blob", to "zapped by electro-barriers", to "chomped by the tentacle", and much more.

Demo

According to the website, was "Internet Top demo download for ten consecutive weeks."

Packaging

Packaged in an briefcase shaped box.

Information also contributed by Kasey Chang

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Contributed to by DrCat (9) and Grant McLellan (545)