"With wonderful writing, gorgeous graphics, great voice acting, and realistic sounds, Still Life proves that macabre adventure games are finally coming into their own, although there is still room for growth." - Worthplaying.com
"Anyone who loves a mystery and has an investigative mind will get many hours of pleasure from Still Life." - JustAdventure.com
The producers of Syberia I and Syberia II are proud to present Still Life. Victoria McPherson, is a brilliant young FBI agent who's investigating a serial murder case. The body count is now at five and with the lack of real leads and a moutain of circumstantial evidence, Victoria is beginning to show signs of fatigue and stress. She decides to take a break and go rest at her father's home in suburban Chicago; after all, it is close to the Christmas holidays. However, Victoria does not find rest. Instead, she finds one of her grandfather's old case files and begins to read. Oddly enough, Victoria's present case resembles the one from the past, right down to the killer's MO...
- Enthralling storyline in amazingly detailled environments!
- Rich and intriguing characters.
- Breathtaking cinematics.
- An investigation on the very same places where horrible cimes of serial killer occur.
One of the best graphical adventures in years!!abelfs | Jan. 30, 2013 | See all abelfs's reviews »
Since The Longest Journey, I was expecting for a Point-and-click game which makes me forgive its imperfections (illogical moments, bad animations, easiness...) only because its fabulous story and atmosphere (divided between two different periods). Highly recommendable for rookies of the genre (and experts if they value the story).
Still Life - reviewcarlyle | Jan. 17, 2013 | See all carlyle's reviews »
Still Life collects the spiritual heritage of Post Mortem, which is a sequel a bit 'special: we find it in the role of Victoria McPherson, the grandson of that Gus, a private investigator involved in the murky affair of Whyte in the previous game Microids. Graphically the game is very good. The beauty of the 2D Syberia turns into dark and grotesque crime scenes, the colors and hues of the buildings dominate the scene in this species, as it is surreal and tragic atmosphere of a desolate Prague, where poverty and poverty are felt in the air, and the emergence of an American as McPherson puts on your toes, not only the people but the same places that comply with unwanted guests. The real news is the dialogue: it is no longer possible to choose between different questions or topics, and has been inserted two choices to be made by the mouse buttons: the left is reserved for important things for the purposes of the game and which concern then the plot, the right to the most "personal" and less significant but are used to give depth to the game and increase the characterization of the characters and the plot thanks to the various facets of the dialogues. Still Life does not disappoint even under the aspect of the puzzles: most of them are easy and common, easy to interpret and resolution. In this solid substrate made of inventory puzzles and dialogue-based, but also to analyze the crime scene (like CSI, complete with luminol, light screens, etc..) And interpretation of codes, however, are at the "outliers" in a lot of trouble greater than all other puzzles.
A realy goodBolo | Dec. 7, 2012 | See all Bolo's reviews »
A really good game and a classic in the genre. Some of the murder scenes may not be liked though if you're particulary squeamish, People who enjoy crimes crimes and adventure games should certainly give the game a go. It's worth noting that while you don't need to play Post Mortem first, it's the first game in the series and Still Life features the same character from it.
Atmospheric adventure with a good story, but poor puzzlescrazybear86 | Oct. 6, 2012 | See all crazybear86's reviews »
Still Life is a classic Point & Click 2d horror adventure. The player slips into the role of detective Victoria McPherson who investigates a murder series in chicago in the year 2004 as well as Gustav McPherson - the grandfather of Vic - who investigates a similar case in prague in the year 1929. One of the main clues of this adventure is the fact, that you regularly switch between both roles while you uncover the story. Although the graphics are little bit outdated, Still Life is still able to create a very dark and mysterious atmosphere. The puzzle mainly cover investigating crime scenes and using tools to collect evidences. While most of the puzzles are pretty consistent there are also some pretty pointless ones which do not make sense at all and only seem to be included to extend the game. Still I would say that everybody who is looking for dark atmospheric adventure game which mainly focuses the good and interesting story, should take a look at Still Life. If you are looking for an adventure game with good graphics and clever puzzles instead - you might want to skip this, as it only mediocre in these aspects.
Good for fun of adventure gamespanz3r88 | Aug. 6, 2012 | See all panz3r88's reviews »
Still Life is a classic point&click adventure game. The story is not a masterpiece but it's never boring. During two games you will follow two stories(Gus McPherson in the past and Victoria McPherson in the present) apparentely different at the beginning, but they will lead to the same ending, The puzzle are simple and you will not need a lot of time to complete the game, even if there are some frustating puzzles