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1954: Alcatraz – The cash is out there. But who will get it?
Joe's doing 40 years on Alcatraz for a heist on an armored truck. The loot is still hidden out there, but only Joe knows where it is. In the streets of San Francisco, Joe's ex-accomplices and his wife are eager to find the stolen money. Who will get their hands on the dough?
In this interactive Point & Click adventure by Daedalic Entertainment and Irresponsible Games - the team of Gene Mocsy - Joe and his wife Christine will be playable characters. Players will decide between love, treachery, life and death: will Christine assist Joe during his prison break? Will they recover the fortune together? Or will they succumb to greed? Will Christine deceive her husband, taking revenge for all the disappointments and a marriage that brought her nothing but hardship? Will she just turn her back on Joe and hit the road with his former accomplices? Or will Joe gain everything in the end?
1954: Alcatraz offers all what makes a great adventure: challenging puzzles, a mature crime story with a dynamic plot and various possible outcomes, and a whole bunch of shady characters: brutal felons, making life on The Rock even harder for Joe, while outside not only his partners-in-crime but also snoops and cops are after the money and Christine. The cinematic San Francisco of the 1950s, caught in a gritty comic style is a harsh place. But it's also a place where 1954: Alcatraz can also pay homage to history and zeitgeist, in form of the Beatnik culture and other contemporary themes.
Two playable characters: the gangster couple Joe and Christine
More than 20 additional 3D animated characters
More than 60 hand drawn backdrops, based on original footage of San Francisco, North Beach and Alcatraz
Challenging puzzles and exciting dialogues by Gene Mocsy, co-writer of Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island
Atmospheric Beat and Jazz soundtrack by Pedro Macedo Camacho (Fairytale Fights, Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island, A Vampyre Story, Audiosurf)
In-game decisions extensively influence the plot and lead to various endings
Another hit from Daedalic.Kokuei | March 25, 2014 | See all Kokuei's reviews »
In a new adventure; but this time innovating the gameplay. There are 2 playable characters. You can jump between these two characters at will. As husband and wife; both will require to work in parallel. As in most adventure games; linearity is a huge factor with them. This one is no different. Although the game involved un-linear decisions; there are going to be linear objects required to be found to advance the story. The gameplay is somewhat a pain. It is a point and click however so movement is a little non responsive. There is also quite a bit of backtracking but every adventure game has at least a little. The puzzles are interesting. The soundtrack is very Jazz heavy and the voice acting is very immersive. Rarely do we have a game with sexual references or graphic violence from Daedalic; the game is really subtle with them. Overall the game is great for a single playthrough. Multiple playthroughs isn't very fun.
Awesome!rjb789 | March 25, 2014 | See all rjb789's reviews »
This game is totally awesome! I am absolutely in love with it! Everything about it is fantastic. The graphical art style which is used in the game gives the game brilliant personality and the different characters each have differences in designs which helps to bring the colourful world to life. The sound design is also great and the voice acting is some of the best I have ever heard. The storyline is also stellar and the choices that you make throughout the game really do have a profound impact on the overall outcome of the intriguing storyline.