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Voyeur II

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An odd game in so many ways DOS piltdown_man (70573)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
DOS 7 2.2
Macintosh 1 3.0
Windows 3.x 1 3.0
Combined MobyScore 9 2.4


The Press Says

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90
DOSComing Soon Magazine
In Voyeur II you are a photographer who has moved into the wilderness to live in a cabin built on a canyon by your grandfather. Your grandfather used the cabin for hunting purposes until the anti-hunting regulation was passed. He then locked up his prized rifle and gave the cabin over to yourself.
76
MacintoshMac Gamer
Voyeur 2 was the first interactive movie that I have played, and it proved to be quite a challenge. The action is very fast, and there is always something going on in the house. You have to be alert at all times, but you also have to be restrictive as to what you are watching. Through reviewing this game I quickly learned that interactive movies aren't my favorite type of game; but it was a well-crafted experience.
75
DOSEntertainment Weekly
While the star power kicks the production quality to the level of a decent soap opera, the addition of several seriously difficult strategic puzzles, on the order of Myst or The 7th Guest, keep Voyeur II from being the pleasant diversion it should really be. You know — you have to figure out the combination to the gun locker, find the bullet to stop the killer, and so on. Haven't developers figured out yet that the audience for stories (even multistranded ones) and the audience for brainteasers are different, if not mutually exclusive?
70
DOSPC Gameplay (Benelux)
En toch, dit spel heeft iets. Het spreekt dat duistere hoekje in ieder van ons aan en zuigt ons mee in de intriges van de personages. Voor de notoire voyeurs onder onze lezers zou ik zeggen: kopen, kopen, kopen. Voor de meer modale lezers, met (geef het maar toe) af en toe een lichte, heel lichte neiging to voyeurisme, is dit spel een goedkoop alternatief voor een dure VHS-videocamera met telelens (om van slapeloze nachten nog maar te zwijgen).
58
DOSGame Revolution
Trust me, if you're looking for a titilating game, this one is not worth the split second boob shot or the guy's ass. Playability sucks. You basically point your camera at a room and watch a short video clip. Then you get your gun (you have no control over aiming) and shoot somebody. This game made me want to shoot myself -- it casts the player as a complete loser with no life except his animal friends and the people across the valley, who are totally unaware of his existence.
41
DOSGameSpot
The company line notes that “watching is not enough,” but for the casual computer gawker who just wants to show off her computer or immerse herself in some risqué situations, Voyeur II will do nicely. The gamer, on the other hand, will instantly notice a rifle on the cabin wall, and may well debate whether it is for intervening in the transcanyon FMV drama, or simply for blowing her own brains out to bring the experience to a close.
40
DOSComputer Games Magazine
If you get over the fact that Voyeur II really isn't a game, and assuming you're a sucker for this sort of cheesiness, you might find something interesting. It does prey upon your desire to be nosy, and you will feel rather, hey, voyeuristic. That's still not enough to elevate it from its general level of mediocrity.
28
DOSPower Play
Besonders viel hat man vor dem PC nicht zu tun, richtige Rätsel gibt es genau drei in dem Programm. Beispiel: Überflüssigen Strom abschalten, sonst geht der Kamera nach wenigen Minuten der Saft aus — die beiden anderen verraten wir nicht, sie sind aber auf ähnlich „hohem“ Niveau. Während Schauspieler und Story überzeugen, präsentiert sich der „Spanner 2“ technisch bescheiden wie der Vorgänger: Die Videos auf den zwei CD-ROMs pixeln stark, immer wieder schleichen sich Farbverfälschungen ins Bild. Eine Speicherfunktion fehlt: Das Programm ist absichtlich so konzipiert, daß es an einem Stück, quasi in Echtzeit, durchgespielt wird.
20
DOSAdventure Classic Gaming
Philips Media obviously attempts to cash in on the success in the sales of Voyeur in the CD-I market despite its lackluster sale on the PC. For better or worst, the Voyeur series of games has raised the question of what constitutes appropriate content in family entertainment. The sequel, Voyeur II, is no different from its predecessor. The player plays the role of a voyeur who spies on a rich and powerful family that has a dark and deadly secret. Just like the soaps on television, there are plenty of cheesy dialogues and suggestive adult scenes. Still, it is the total lack of gameplay that makes Voyeur II utterly an unbearable experience.