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  • Summary: On the eve of the 41st anniversary of John F Kennedy's murder, a dramatic new 'docu-game' is set to bring his tragic assassination by Lee Harvey Oswald to life for a whole new generation. JFKReloaded.com recreates the last few moments of the President's life and challenges participants toOn the eve of the 41st anniversary of John F Kennedy's murder, a dramatic new 'docu-game' is set to bring his tragic assassination by Lee Harvey Oswald to life for a whole new generation. JFKReloaded.com recreates the last few moments of the President's life and challenges participants to help disprove any conspiracy theory by recreating the three shots that Lee Harvey Oswald made from the infamous sixth floor of the Dallas book depository. The 'docu-game' accurately recreates the surroundings and events of 22nd November 1963 in downtown Dallas, using information from the Warren Commission report, and has taken a ten-man team seven months to research and six months to program. Painstakingly detailed, the reconstruction enables players to examine the challenges that faced Oswald. Crucially, it shows how so many conspiracy theories have emerged surrounding the incident, given the difficulty of the task. [Traffic] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. If it's any consolation, this game doesn't make it "fun" to kill JFK. It takes the concept very seriously, letting you test various theories. Sure, it could have used virtual dummies or bots in place of realistic renderings of the actual people involved but the developers were striving for realism.
  2. Despite absurd justification for making this thing, as a cold-blooded sniping exercise it delivers.
  3. The game itself is too lightweight to stand much repeating, leaving two possible outcomes: you'll become a paranoid conspiracy theorist, or get bored, shoot the driver, and watch them all perish in the resulting crash. [Feb 2005, p.93]
  4. The simulation, viewed on its own, is quite compelling. Offered in a different context, its analytical depth would reward hours of study. Unfortunately, Traffic has framed it with all of the taste and restraint of a tatty traveling shooting gallery.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 5 out of 8
  1. NickM.
    Nov 26, 2004
    10
    This game is awesome! I love the story.
  2. RichardR.
    Sep 29, 2006
    10
    I don't see what all the fuss is about.
  3. BruceC.
    Aug 22, 2006
    9
    It isn't a game, it's a simulation - and a deadly accurate one at that. I presonally found it fascinating, and it raises a lot of It isn't a game, it's a simulation - and a deadly accurate one at that. I presonally found it fascinating, and it raises a lot of questions about the assassination of JFK. If Lee Harvey Oswald was the "lone gunman", why wait until the limo is driving away? As the demo shows, it would have been much easier to kill JFK while the car was coming towards the Texas Schoolbook Depository. And Oswald would have had to have been both a good marksman and extremely lucky to make the shots he did - it's nearly impossible to duplicate his shots. Expand
  4. Bas
    Dec 4, 2004
    0
    Godawful game. Nick, you're a master of sarcasm. ;) Here's the "gameplay": As the shooter, you sit in a building. A car drives from Godawful game. Nick, you're a master of sarcasm. ;) Here's the "gameplay": As the shooter, you sit in a building. A car drives from around a corner, and you shoot an ugly model, that's supposed to look like JFK. The level looks like something that a beginner could make in a few hours, there's absolutely no replay, since you only sit on 1 spot, can't change locations to shoot from, JFK's car always comes from the same place, and there's isn't even a model for your gun. You just see your corshair. For the first time ever with any game, I hope this one gets banned. Expand
  5. PhilT.
    Dec 17, 2004
    0
    This game sucks. Don't waste your money.
  6. IanB.
    Feb 26, 2005
    0
    This is barely even a game. Completely surviving on the subject matter, because the gameplay is non-existent.
  7. MattS.
    Feb 3, 2005
    0
    Horrible! It is crap!

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