Seven Games of the Soul

aka: Faust: De Zeven Spelen Van De Ziel, Faust: Die sieben Spiele der Seele, Faust: I Sette Giochi dell'Anima, Faust: Sedm her duše, Faust: Sju spel om själen..., Faust: The Seven Games of the Soul, Faust: les sept jeux de l'âme, Faust: os Sete jogos da Alma, Fausto: los Siete misterios del Alma
Moby ID: 1393
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In this dark adventure game you play as an old black man, Marcellus Faust. In an old theme park, now condemned and abandoned because of numerous disappearances which happened there, you meet Mephistopheles, the Devil himself. Mephistopheles is not your typical red devil; he is instead a charismatic, charming and mysterious man. From there, your quest begins. The Devil asks you to help him: he had a quarrel with God (or the Boss, as he calls him) about whether or not 7 souls who lived here during the 1930 Depression era should be condemned.

You have to investigate on their lives in the past and find evidences of their acts: the decision will be based on your findings. During your inquiry, you will discover the dark side and the worst of the human nature. These seven lives were touched by temptations, lust and greed, and you'll have to understand how they can lead to crimes.

The whole game is composed of 3D rendered environments in which you can rotate to 360°.

Spellings

  • Фауст: Семь ловушек для души - Russian spelling

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Scenario, gameplay and dialogues
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Critics

Average score: 70% (based on 26 ratings)

Players

Average score: 3.6 out of 5 (based on 24 ratings with 1 reviews)

A devilish interlude that's not all bad

The Good
I actually liked this game. Despite its flaws, the puzzles were challenging enough to keep my interest. And the story, although very unusual, was original and somewhat entertaining.

I couldn't help but remember the old cliche', "The devil made me do it!" There is murder and intrigue, brutality and dishonesty amongst the people who lived and worked in this theme park. But, there are several really nice characters who don't have a bad bone in their bodies, so to speak. The characters are different, to say the least, and their motivations are unlike any other people I have "met" in other games. It is up to you to determine their ultimate fate.

The Bad
You walk around exploring alone in first-person perspective, not necessarily bad but I never really felt I was actually there. As major objectives are accomplished, cut-scenes move the story along as you watch a sort of "walk down memory lane."

I don't know why designers continue to create scenes in adventure games that are so very dark. I know the lights are out, but golly, I just want to see where I'm going. Otherwise, the graphics and music were pretty good.

Obvious bugs in game design that could have been fixed with a patch, but none was done.

The Bottom Line
This is all about how greed and ambition motivate different people in different ways. The devil, Faust, influences those who are inclined to act out their fantasies - good or bad. The story delves into the subconsciousness of some unusual people whose abnormal lives contain some very normal feelings and situations. Should they be saved? You make the decision which decides their destiny - and the ending of the game.

Windows · by Jeanne (75934) · 2001

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Game added by Cochonou.

Macintosh added by Barbarian_bros.

Additional contributors: Cravo, Rebound Boy, curacao, Jeanne, POMAH, lobo rojo, Ghost Pirate, formercontrib, Zeppin, Đarks!đy ✔.

Game added May 1, 2000. Last modified March 16, 2024.