is a psychological thriller presented as a point-and-click adventure game. There are 6 playable characters in total, each with their own adventure, and the events are told through a frame tale construction. The main protagonist is former US army combat psychiatrist David Mc Namara whose marriage is hanging by a thread. He also suffers from mysterious choleric attacks. He used to treat the Desert Storm troops, but left the army in 1999 due to a nervous breakdown.
As an expert in forensic psychiatry, he is called to the Staten Island Forensic Hospital in New York to examine five young men and women. They were found at different locations in New York, screaming, horrified, with complete memory loss and a total lack of orientation. Dave has to delve into their memories to reconstruct what has happened. This leads to six playable portions with different characters as Dave explores the events through flashbacks, using chronologically inverse storytelling. He has to trigger their memory by using objects and recordings from his sessions to advance the story. This is done through a PDA, also used to contact other people in the game and to receive messages and files.
The game features 3D character models and objects with pre-rendered backgrounds, and uses classic conversation and puzzle-solving gameplay, including an inventory to store and combine items. A dynamic camera is used for cinematic effect, with close-ups, panning, zoom and mosaic-style visualisation.
- "Overclocked. Оправданная жестокость" -- Russian spelling
- "Overclocked: Una historia de violencia" -- Spanish title
- "Overclocked: Thérapie de choc" -- French title
- "Overclocked: Historia o przemocy" -- Polish title
- "Overclocked: Eine Geschichte über Gewalt" -- German title
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The Press Says
A poster for The Moment of Silence
, an earlier House of Tales
game, can be seen at the bus stop near the ferry port. In one of the later conversations in the game, the Grand Theft Auto
series is also referenced.
This entry to the MobyGames database was contributed by Sciere (217835)
on Nov 05, 2007.