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Fade to Black (PlayStation)

Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.5
Overall User Score (16 votes) 3.4

Critic Reviews

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Absolute Playstation
Great graphics show off the PlayStations abilities to the Max. Atmospheric background music adds greatly to the game. Loads of levels to complete, thus giving the game longevity. Both Adventure and shoot-em-up fans should feel at home with this one. This game is great if you are looking for another resident evil type game or just want an adventure game that`s lots of fun but also adds puzzles to solve. Either way I recommend you get this game and I promise you will enjoy it for a long time!
Video Games
Warum Fade to Black auf dem PC-Sektor keine größeren Erfolge verbuchen konnte, ist mir völlig schleierhaft. Die 3D-Engine scrollt, zoomt und dreht flüssig und bietet dabei sogar noch mehr Detailreichtum (Texturen) als das Original. Drumherum werden jede Menge Gegenstände, originelle Rätselkost, spannende Ballerduelle und eine sehr gute deutsche Sprach-Synchronisation geboten. Auch in puncto Spieldesign stimmt nahezu alles: Eine durchdachte Joypad-Steuerung, die nicht besser gelingen hätte können und viele verzwackte Levels motivieren kräftig. Die Animation aller Sprite-Objekte sind hervorragend in Szene gesetzt, zudem sorgt das wandlungsfähige Feindvolk und zahlreiche Geheimräume für bemerkenswerte Abwechslung. Trotz des verdammt hoch angesiedelten Schwierigkeitsgrades kann ich Fade to Black jedem Action-Adventure-Fan nur weiterempfehlen.
Apart from this annoying feature, there is very little to fault F2B for playability. With three difficulty levels, and set over 13 massive levels with bonus rooms, the game will certainly take a while to complete. However, despite the excellent storyline and taut drama, Resident Evil just pips it at the post for blood-curdling tension. Nevertheless F2B is a very innovative and superbly implemented game, and if you like the idea of a properly animated 3-D romp, as opposed to the static backdrops of Resident Evil, then Fade to Black is the perfect alternative.
All Game Guide
If you can look past the camera problems and the challenge, you'll find that Fade to Black is an enjoyable game. It's really fun and has a long and involved quest. The story is really good and pulls you in until the end, just as any good game should. So, if you were a fan of Flashback or are just looking for a challenging action/adventure game, Fade to Black shouldn't disappoint.
Overall, the control scheme is simple enough, and the character responds well. The pace is fast and most of the puzzles are fairly straightforward. One drawback is that the enemy AI is almost a little too good - you tend to die a lot. You also have to manually save the game as you go, which can be a little maddening. In the end, Fade To Black is a solid graphic adventure with far more to recommend it than not.