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The Moment of Silence (Windows)

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Written by  :  matt cohen (12)
Written on  :  May 13, 2005
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Summary

For a newer adventure game, AMAZING!

The Good

I loved the story, the story was very good and all about conspiracies and a guy basically who has just lived his life the way society is and just thought basically because someone was listed as "bad" that they simply were "bad". Peter Wright is who you play and he believed the society he lived in was fine the way it was until his neighbors apartment was raided by a SWAT team and police denied it ever happening, this is where Peter Wright learns what a corrupt world he lives in. The graphics were really good background wise though some of the character models looked kinda strange against the really good looking backgrounds. One fat lady with a teacup terrier dog reminded me of my aunts friend, thought that was hilarious as well as a coincidence. Without spoiling to much there are real areas in the game you visit like SETI and the Bermuda Triangle which I thought was a cool touchup. Voice acting was pretty good except a few of the less known actors which could get on my nerves. Overall I thought the game was really good and drew me in.

The Bad

Some of the voiceacting was bad, Some of the navigation drove me nuts, when I tried to get to another part in the game it sometimes would be a hassle which is probably my main complaint, not a lot of animations. The pros outweigh the cons.

The Bottom Line

Oh man where to start, I first heard about the game about 3 days ago in G4TV and they rated it pretty bad but since it was adventure it looked really good. I downloaded the demo and I wanted more so I bought the game at my local gamestop. I love adventure games but the newer ones are really lacking, the last ones I played were Syberia and Wild West and they weren't that great but The Moment Of Silence was awesome and I couldn't stop playing. Played 2 days straight and finally beat it. Story is basically about a guy named Peter Wright who works at a Communication Center and is responsible for posting political messages on these "telescreens" (Similar to lcd or plasmas) all over the city. He lives his life normally and figures society is good. He changes his idea about society when his neighbor is arrested and police deny of any arrests in the area. Throughout his adventure to find out where his neighbor went he learns much about his past and the conspiracy to "control" the nation. A very interesting game, most adventure games made today are very lacking but this feels like an oldschool adventure game with very good graphics. Definitely get this game as it's very cheap on ebay.