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The X-Files Game (Windows)

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Written by  :  Simon SŠkafar (69)
Written on  :  Aug 04, 2006
Platform  :  Windows
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Summary

A great live-action FMV game.

The Good

A LOT. It has live-action FMV videos in it. I just love that. And for a FMV game it's gameplay is not that bad. You can click forward, backwards, left and right and the picture will move to that direction. In most games you ask the questions but you can't answer them. Well here you can. Sometimes you can answer by choosing in what mood you are and sometimes you can answer whit one of 4 or 5 lines. And depending on that story will go in bad or in a good direction. Acting is OK sometimes even great. David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi and some others from X-Files show are in it!! The story is not scary at the start of the game. But whit each day it gets more scary and interesting. It's story is also very good. Two agents are missing (Fox Mulder and Dana Scully) and you are assigned to find them. I don't want to tell more because I might spoil the game for somebody. It really feels like X Files episode. There are some "kick-lines" and some funny stuff too. Now about the videos. The videos look great and quality of the videos is explained by the 7 CDs. What I also like is that there are so many paths and plots that you can see. I think that there 3 possible videos for almost all scenes. About packing. If you are buying this game (some of them are without big box and manual) make sure that it has all the stuff whit it. Why? Box looks great, manual explains all that you need to know about game, and CDs are organized in files.

The Bad

NOT MUCH. Well when you get in the middle of the of CD 2 game becomes very easy and that makes it very short. So please don't cheat(it's shot enough). Anyway i wanted to see more Mulder and Scully but...hey at least they are in the game.

The Bottom Line

It's a nice, fun game. You can still get it online for a small price.