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Still Life (Xbox)

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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 Xbox Victoria's inventory
Still Life Xbox Chasing the killer
Still Life Xbox Title screen
Still Life Xbox Vicky's room

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User Reviews

Good story, OK game. Parf (7291) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

The Press Says

Kombo.com Jun 13, 2005 8 out of 10 80
XBox Front May 24, 2005 79 out of 100 79
TalkXbox Aug 01, 2005 78 out of 100 78
Jeuxvideo.com Apr 12, 2005 15 out of 20 75
NZGamer Sep 04, 2005 7.3 out of 10 73
Daily Game Jul 08, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Video Game Talk Jul 06, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
IGN Jun 14, 2005 7 out of 10 70
GamingExcellence Jun 28, 2005 6.8 out of 10 68
HonestGamers Jul 12, 2005 3 out of 10 30

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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 (75627) added Still Life (Xbox) on Apr 18, 2005
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