From the Ashes is the second episode of The Detail, a critically acclaimed neo-noir crime adventure from Rival Games. It continues the story of detective Reggie Moore, informant Joe Miller and officer Katelyn Hayes as they seek to find out what is truly happening to their city.Read full description
From the Ashes is the second episode of The Detail, a critically acclaimed neo-noir crime adventure from Rival Games. It continues the story of detective Reggie Moore, informant Joe Miller and officer Katelyn Hayes as they seek to find out what is truly happening to their city.
Continuing from the cliffhanger at the end of episode one, From the Ashes takes the players into deeper waters. What started as a murder investigation has now become something bigger. The police now has the new major crimes unit (aka The Detail) on their side, but will it be enough?
Character driven story influenced by the player's choices
Multiple playable protagonists
Mature themes for mature players
20 new achievements
Ethical and moral challenges
This is a continuation of the plot of Episode 1 - do not buy this unless you have purchased the first episode. Liked the first episode? This one continues on the tight narrative path. It perfectly reflects what one would expect from a game with a great style of story-telling: bribery, forgery, betrayal, arson, and the appearance of a running society that is falling as police forces try to patch up the holes they can. In short, noir in great style, especially when, at least during the first episode, the strong themes of rampant crime and dark thone cause a direct representation of a reality with many contrasts.
The Detail Episode 2 From The Ashes continues the cop adventure series where the first episode left off. The first game was so short that you barely got to see anything interesting, apart from a lot of dull cliches, and looked like things were going to get much more interesting for two of the main characters at the end of the episode, unfortunately that never really happens. What we get instead is more cliche cop show dialogue and mostly dull situations while investigating crime scenes, with poor animation and artwork, that even has you walking through static character models in one room. The police sections are dull, and somewhat offensive, and while things looked like they would be getting interesting for the format his short sections are also pretty boring. Choices are still meaningless long term and once again the episode will only take a little over an hour to complete.
The Second Episode of The Detail is a pretty big leap from the first. The visual have been quite amped up. The color with the black and white at times looks very well done and sometime I'll find myself staring at what beauty is on the screen. The gameplay is very similar to the previous episode, it's pretty average among other games of this type. It's always fun to go out and just fight crime, and that's done very well in this game! The way the story is pushed through is neat and the different choices you can make are also very very cool. You'll have a very fun time with this game if you are into these types of little, crime-fighting games with unique looks and layouts to the levels. The visuals are the best part. The story is great and sounds are improved from the first. Very much worth it for the awesome experience.
The second episode of The Detail provides pretty much a more of the same. The game is, in fact, very particular, being a strange mix between a visual novel with some QTE and a proper point and click pc game. Your choices will modify the story, providing increased replay value. If you liked the first one, it's a must.
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