Still Life (Windows)

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Description

Two separate murder cases, in two separate lifetimes -- so alike .. so similar in the smallest of details that one could believe they were performed by the same person. Impossible! One of the crimes took place 75 years ago, while the other just happened! Is someone copying an old serial killer .. or is it remotely possible that the same murderer is still alive and committing more crimes?

Victoria McPherson is an FBI agent investigator based in Chicago. While visiting her father and talking about their family, they discuss her grandfather, former P.I. Gustav McPherson (from Post Mortem). Finding Gus' diary in an old attic trunk, she picks it up and begins to read ...

In this point and click mystery adventure, you'll play both Victoria in modern Chicago as well as her grandfather, Gus, in Prague in the 1920s. Meet and talk with over 20 characters, explore Chicago and Prague and solve puzzles while investigating in two time periods.


Screenshots

Still Life Windows Chapter 2 playing Gus McPherson back in time.
Still Life Windows Cutscene: Gustav is attacked by a dog. On the close-up, the collar and chain on the dog disappear.
Still Life Windows A more traditional type of slider.
Still Life Windows Navigating a maze in the sewers.

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User Reviews

A great horror/drama!! Twilightseer (252) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars
Nice adventure/horror game... but leaves many things unsolved Christian Munive (6) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
Good but not great piltdown_man (105733) 3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars

Critic Reviews

Gameplay (Benelux) Apr, 2005 88 out of 100 88
PGNx Media Jun 21, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Gameguru Mania May 30, 2005 84 out of 100 84
Adventure Europe Apr 21, 2005 83 out of 100 83
GamePlasma Apr 29, 2005 8.2 out of 10 82
Quandary May, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Captain May 19, 2005 79 out of 100 79
PC Powerplay Jun, 2005 75 out of 100 75
Jeuxvideo.com Apr 12, 2005 15 out of 20 75
GameSpot Jun 01, 2005 6.7 out of 10 67

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Trivia

According to one of the ex-developers a considerable part of the game has been cut due to financial troubles during the development, which explains the rather abrupt ending. A quote from AdventureGamers forum (warning, may contain mild spoilers):

"There was the entire part in LA 1954 and 2005 and Chicago 1932 and 2005. We played Gus again but in Chicago of the 30s; Gus chasing Mark. This part would introduce LA 54. The LA 54 part would explain the link between the murderers. Look closely at the painting “The Pupil”. In the original script, there were two endings. It was more of a choice really. The player could choose between arresting the killer or putting a clip into him. Now that’s closure. The player decided the fate of the killer. I really liked that idea simply because I thought it could be fun to empower the player with how he or she wanted Vic to end her story."

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Jeanne (75442) added Still Life (Windows) on Apr 17, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Jeanne (75442) and me3D31337 (46450)