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An Odd Dichotomy.,
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This review is from: Catherine - Xbox 360 (Video Game)
I just completed the game after just over 15 hours and I thought I would share my thoughts on it to others who are considering purchasing it.
One thing I can say without any hesitation is that this is unlike any game I have ever played before. The story and game play are very unique and that alone wins big points with me. The animation is very well done reminds me a great deal of the game "Borderlands" in its presentation.
The game really takes place in two distinct parts, one being the narrative of the main character Vincent and the other being his nightmare (very fitting name) stages which consist of solving increasingly more difficult puzzles as you ascend long staircases. For me personally, the climbing took a great deal of getting used to. I am mostly a FPS player and puzzles and strategy games are not really my cup of tea. There were numerous levels that I had 20 or more deaths on before finally being able to pass them. If you can get through this game without a mountain of frustration then you are a more level headed person than I am. I would be willing to bet that numerous people that attempt this game will fail to complete it because of this level of difficulty and frustration (even on easy).
To those not so easily deterred by a challenge, the story is fantastic, the characterizations are rich and the voice acting is executed quite well. Its nearly impossible not to be engaged by the story line. It is odd, quirky, random but most of all very fun and captivating. I really do not want to get into specifics of the plot because I do not want to spoil it for anyone, but suffice to say you will get much more than you bargained for as far as development.
The game is not without its flaws, but it is able to compensate for these by being so fresh and unique. I would suggest this to anyone who is looking for something out of the ordinary. Your not going to play something like this often. That much I can assure you.