Alter Ego (Windows)

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Description

Set in town of Plymouth, South England, in 1894, the events of this adventure game introduce two main playable characters. One of them is Timothy Moor, a young ordinary thief who came to town as a black passenger on a ship and was brought into the town in handcuffs. Another is Detective Bristol, an English gentleman, the personification of law and hard-edged justice.

Timothy's only dream is to reach America, where he wants to start a new life, while Detective Bristol wants to build a successful career. Both of them are unfamiliar with each other and they will meet at some point to solve the mysterious case about multiple murders.

The local noble, William Lewis, known as "White Beast", was buried, but his corpse disappears. He was probably a maniac who killed people, but he was never accused, and community became scared. Detective Bristol investigates this case, while Timothy Moor wants to leave the town performing some steal jobs. The number of dead people is increased with investigation, and everything becomes rather mysterious than clear...

The gameplay is similar to the Black Mirror series. Player controls the character in 3rd person perspective view, selects with mouse the active spots to look at or interact with, talks to the characters, and moves between locations.

There are 9 chapters in the game. Player controls Timothy Moor in most of them, while several chapters are dedicated to Detective Bristol. Characters speak and sound their thoughts, which are sometimes very opposite to the speech.

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Alter Ego Windows Laundress Emily helps Tim with clothes
Alter Ego Windows Tim is visiting "Salted Cheek" pub
Alter Ego Windows Tim is inside the cell
Alter Ego Windows Previous detective leaves the office unclean to Bristol

Alternate Titles

  • "Alter Ego: Dark Adventure" -- German tag-lined title

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Critic Reviews

Adventure Classic Gaming Nov 04, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adventurespiele Mar 24, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
4Players.de Mar 26, 2010 66 out of 100 66
BestGamer.ru Mar 03, 2010 6.2 out of 10 62
Questarena Feb 24, 2010 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Playground.ru Mar 23, 2010 5.2 out of 10 52
QuestZone Feb 22, 2010 50 out of 100 50
Thunderbolt Games Aug 19, 2010 4 out of 10 40
GamingLives May 29, 2011 4 out of 10 40
GameSpot Aug 05, 2010 3.5 out of 10 35

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POMAH (35864) added Alter Ego (Windows) on Apr 26, 2010