Alter Ego takes virtual gamers to the town of Plymouth in the South of England as the 19th century draws to a close. A series of gruesome murders shakes both the town and the entire region after a strange aristocrat dies who was the subject of many horrifying myths in his lifetime. Players can discover and investigate the various scenes as they alternate between two totally different heroes, the thief Timothy Moor and Police Detective Bristol, to slowly reveal a dark secret.
Original dark point & click adventure
Developed by some of the makers of Black Mirror
Exciting detective story with a horror plot
Top notch cinematic cutscenes
2 playable characters
30 NPC characters
80 game locations
150 pickable items
Professional English localization
With Alter Ego, the developers wasted a good opportunity. There were all the basis for a solid and pleasant adventure, but unfortunately they failed to tell a story that is slow and fragmented. Even the simple gameplay, probably by choice, and not particularly inspired, ends up affected by that. A title that might be worth only if you are in withdrawal from a certain type of atmospheres.
It's a decent point and click, but I've never been too keen on these kind of games. It was a massive novelty to hear actual Irish accents (and not bad Irish accent impersonations) for a change. There are some visual bugs too.
Judging Alter Ego is difficult since its ending takes a twist that can very easily obscure the rest of the game.The environments were great, I was especially fond of the voice work, and the two main characters were interesting. The difficultly was fairly light - everything was a fairly straight forward application of the right items to the spot on the screen. Which suited me just fine. It was the dark, Victorian age atmosphere and mystery story that I was looking forward to. Which is why its failure to deliver on such a great set up is so disappointing to me. If you find it at a significant discount & are willing to forgive a disappointing wrap up to an otherwise well crafted atmosphere & intriguing story give it a go.
I've just finished playing Alter Ego and I'm a bit disappointed with its ending. It's a nice game with a good graphic and a good story but the will ending leave you with a really bad taste! It's a dark crime story, you play the role of a robber and of a detective, I fell in love with the robber story at first, the detective one start turn on my interest later during the game. It's a (maybe too) easy point and click adventure. I'll give it a 3 star out of 5 cause it's a good game but I really feel like the ending was put there without any sense.
Alter Ego is one of the rare point and click adventure game, that immediately grips you into its dark mood and ambiance. Whole game is horrifying experience filled with mystery and terror. Story is very well written and scenes depicted in the game immediately sucks you in. NPCs generally in these games are cliched and generic, but Alter ego boast some amazing characters whose dialogues are well written too. There are an abundant of puzzles and mysteries to solve and take about 4 to 5 hours to complete. A great point and click adventure with a horror plot and polished presentation. A must have for the fans of Point and click games.
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