Still Life 2
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Who is hiding behind Mr. X? Still Life 2 reveals the long-awaited ending of Still Life and spells a new investigation for Agent Victoria McPherson.
In 2008, Victoria is sent to Maine where Ellen Dunnigan's body has just been found. The modus operandi and the video sent to the police and press leave them in no doubt as to the killer's identity: the East Coast Torturer has struck again! No clues are picked up during the autopsy, as the serial killer painstakingly washed the body. Once again, the killer has not committed any errors.
From her motel room, Victoria comes across a report by Paloma Hernandez, the journalist covering all the crimes bearing the East Coast Torturer's signature. Hernandez has been highly critical of the FBI's and Victoria's lack of progress. That does not stop Hernandez from phoning and asking Victoria to meet her later that evening. Hernandez claims to have some so-called clues on the killer in her possession. Victoria flatly refuses. Just moments later, Paloma is kidnapped by the Torturer…
Still Life 2 remains true to the spirit of its first installment and continues to allow gamers to play and manage two characters bound by the same fate. This time, the aim is to control two heroines, see the game from two complementary viewpoints and experience two different gameplays. Depending on whether you are playing Paloma Hernandez, the victim being hunted by the killer or Victoria McPherson, the FBI agent tracking him down, you can alternate between survival and investigation.
Worse than the first partabelfs | Jan. 30, 2013 | See all abelfs's reviews »
As the First Life, the story is involved and engaging, it reminds to the saw movies. Nevertheless the locations are very repetitive; and the inventory system takes a step backwards. About the gameplay, the game is a genuine piece of art marred by poor delivery and execution. Because of its bugs, you'll die a lot. However, if you are capable to finish it without a walk-through, the satisfaction you'll get with your efforts will be worth-buying.
Good story but frustating gameplaypanz3r88 | Sept. 7, 2012 | See all panz3r88's reviews »
Still Life 2 continues the story of the previous title and answers all the question left unanswered in the previous game. The game is again an adventure where you can control two characters, the agent Victoria Mc Pherson from the previous game and a new character, the journalist Paloma Hernandez. There is a particular element that makes this adventure original but frustating at the same time: the inventory has limited slots. This means that you can't bring with you everything you find, but you must understand in any situation what you need to go on and deposit useless things in one of the many deposits presents in the various locations of the game. This aspect of the game is good because it increase the level of difficulty, but it also means that you must remember where you deposit something because it can become useful later This is frustating because there are many locations with many places where you can position objects and it can become hard to remember where you have placed something. Still Life 2 has a good story like its predecessor, but the gameplay is worse.
Very disappointingGAMERamble | Aug. 8, 2011 | See all GAMERamble's reviews »
The original Still Life was by no means a great game but the tale of Victoria McPherson, a FBI agent on the trail of a serial killer was an intriguing one. The game had its moments but was a chore to play at times and I was hoping that the inevitable sequel would improve on all the rough spots. However four years down the line Victoria McPherson is back and still chasing a serial killer, dubbed the "East Coast Killer" but instead of eradicating the flaws it would appear that it was all the good parts from the first game that got the chop.The interesting pre-rendered locations from the first game has been replaced by pretty much one big dull 3D location that has more in common with the SAW movies than anything that happened in the last game. If your idea of fun is exploring a creaky old mansion that seems to consist of a endless series of doors and stairs for your character to slowly mince through then this is the game for you. a second character, journalist Paloma Hernandez, has been introduced and you'll take turns controlling her and Victoria but this just means that the same locations have been re-used.The game had a lot of potential but in the end can't even hold a candle to the ageing original. I was very disappointed with Still Life 2 and if there are any plans for a sequel I would probably not even be interested.
Fun Gamewakenbakejake | May 25, 2011 | See all wakenbakejake's reviews »
I haven't played the first Still Life, so I can't comment on whether the sequel is better or worse, but playing the second game was still fun without knowledge of the first game.
The in-game graphics aren't the greatest nowadays, you can definitely tell that they are dated. The cutscenes, however, still look amazing.
The puzzles in this game are pretty fun IMO, more so than this game's predecessor, Post Mortem.
If you were a fan of the first game, then you will probably want to pick this up just for that fact. But if you were like me, and didn't play the first before this one, I'd say it's still worth it, a fun game with an interesting story.