Posts Tagged ‘Indigo Prophecy’

A year ago, I played Heavy Rain on the PS3: a title which I had almost unilateral praise for on account of it being so strong a champion for the cause of games as a legitimate form of narrative. Despite its seven-year vintage, therefore, I was more than willing to try out Quantic Dream’s previous effort (and Heavy Rain’s spiritual predecessor): Fahrenheit – or “Indigo Prophecy” as it was somewhat stupidly rebranded in North America – released for the PS2 back in 2005. After my first hour or so with the game, this clemency seemed well-rewarded: the story is involving, the thrills thrilling and the mysteries suitably mysterious. How this murder mystery cum occult thriller devolves into a battle between an ancient Mayan cult and a clan of virtual cyborgs is, therefore, a mystery in and of itself – and also a tragedy. To wit: the tragedy of how I would come to hate the second half of the game roughly equivalent to how much I loved those first, halcyon hours I spent with it. (more…)

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