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Description

Fade to Black is the sequel to Flashback: the Quest for Identity. The player takes control of Conrad, the hero from Flashback who has been imprisoned by his old enemy, the Morphs. Gaining the trust and assistance of the mysterious Ancients, Conrad must fight off the Morph invasion, not knowing whom he can trust.

The game uses fully polygonal graphics for both character models and environment. The camera changes angles depending on the location of the player character, similar to the Alone in the Dark series. Conrad can use various weapons to eliminate the enemies and will also have to solve some puzzles on the way. He can not, however, perform as many moves as in Flashback; he can't climb or jump, and the only way he can potentially avoid being shot by enemies is by ducking.

Screenshots

Fade to Black DOS Anti-gravity levitator of some kind allows you to reach upper/lower floors.
Fade to Black DOS Red dot on the yellow circle shows from where is someone targeting you.
Fade to Black DOS Ducking never helps at this distance (if you use 320x240 or 640x480, you'll get blackness on upper and lower of the screen, though).
Fade to Black PlayStation I feel like a wise Jewish rabbi in medieval Prague. I'd feel like one even more if I knew how to activate the damn golem

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Alternate Titles

  • "遁入黑暗" -- Chinese spelling (Simplified)
  • "Project Morphs" -- Early working title
  • "Flashback 3D" -- Informal title
  • "Crossfire " -- Working title

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User Reviews

a worthy FlashBack sequel and a TombRaider predecessor DOS Boston Low (93)
A letdown PlayStation ETJB (450)

Critic Reviews

Pelit DOS Sep, 1995 94 out of 100 94
Coming Soon Magazine DOS Jan 13, 1996 89 out of 100 89
PC Multimedia & Entertainment DOS Oct, 1995 88 out of 100 88
PC Games (Germany) DOS Sep, 1995 87 out of 100 87
Mega Fun PlayStation Jun, 1996 85 out of 100 85
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Jul, 1996 8 out of 10 80
Video Games PlayStation Jun, 1996 78 out of 100 78
GameSpot DOS May 01, 1996 7.1 out of 10 71
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Dec, 1995 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
All Game Guide PlayStation 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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Trivia

Death

The game has over a dozen different deaths for our intrepid hero, ranging from simple "getting shot", to "ejected into vacuum", to "melted by a Morph blob", to "zapped by electro-barriers", to "chomped by the tentacle", and much more.

Demo

According to the website, was "Internet Top demo download for ten consecutive weeks."

Packaging

Packaged in an briefcase shaped box.

Information also contributed by Kasey Chang

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