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The GoodThe original game in the franchise, Flashback, was a wonderful action, adventure game with a some incredible graphics, animation, music and sound effects. The ending for the first game begs a proper sequel, and I had high hopes with Fade to Black.
The BadFade to Black is attempting to capitalize on the success of games such as Alone In the Dark and Tomb Raider with mixed results. The game's interface and camera angels are too complicated and cumbersome, making it difficult to perform what should be simple movements. Poor control design is deadly in a game such as this, where quick, precise movements can make all the difference between life and death. Some gamers, myself included, are simply turned off by the over-the-shoulder viewpoint, which makes the game's problems with control and camera angles even more painful.