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  • Summary: (Also known as "Fahrenheit") New York, January 2009. For no apparent reason, ordinary people are killing total strangers in public places. Although there is no link between the murderers, they all seem to respect exactly the same ritual and pattern. Lucas Kane becomes another of these(Also known as "Fahrenheit") New York, January 2009. For no apparent reason, ordinary people are killing total strangers in public places. Although there is no link between the murderers, they all seem to respect exactly the same ritual and pattern. Lucas Kane becomes another of these murderers when he kills a stranger in the men's room of a restaurant. Haunted by strange visions, he must keep one step ahead of the police to find out what is happening to him. Inspector Carla Valenti and her teammate agent Tyler Miles are in charge of the investigation. A series of disturbing clues projects them into a world they had never even dreamed of. Meanwhile, the early onset of winter paralyses Manhattan in an unbearable fury of cold and snow. Each day the temperature drops, as a coat of brilliant white snow is drawn over the dark streets of New York. One thing is sure : The final countdown has already begun. Indigo Prophecy creates a new breed of interactive entertainment, merging cinema and interactivity. A spectacular real-time 3D adventure with state-of-the-art camera direction and multi-path scenario. Play different protagonists in this epic quest and make the story progress depending on YOUR decisions. Control different characters in an awe-inspiring paranormal thriller, discern the dark secrets behind mysterious serial killings, understand why the city is brought to a standstill by snow and dropping temperatures, Play the hunter and the fugitive : explore, interact, fight and confront by all means dark forces during your journey. After Indigo Prophecy, the world just can't be the same place again. [Quantic Dream] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. A completely engrossing game, designed for the patience of adult players, that will stand up to an almost infinite number of sessions. It’s a technically marvellous achievement by David Cage.
  2. Indigo Prophecy may not have the technical backings of a winner with its dated graphics and strange control scheme, but everything else screams classic.
  3. The gritty atmosphere, gripping action sequences, and incredible central narrative all mix beautifully to provide many hours of great gameplay. The ‘every action has a consequence’ mechanic means that the game offers up considerable replay value.
  4. A breath of fresh air in the adventure gaming world, well worth playing despite some dodgy camera angles.
  5. Indigo Prophecy is a game that actually gives the term "cinematic gameplay" some context, as well as some real heartfelt meaning.
  6. PC Format
    80
    Flawed genius - but so captivating while it lasts that you won't really care. [Oct 2005, p.94]
  7. Although the storyline is definitely morbid and intriguing, Indigo Prophecy screams of Dance Dance Revolution and Simon with its directional controls and the near system requirement for a dual analog gamepad.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 81
  2. Negative: 17 out of 81
  1. DG
    Dec 30, 2009
    10
    People seem to keep ragging on the game play, and while the simon says circles aren't highly exciting, you have to realize that this is People seem to keep ragging on the game play, and while the simon says circles aren't highly exciting, you have to realize that this is an adventure game, a genre that has historically been completely point click. The point of an adventure game is generally story, with most actual game play being dominated either by puzzles, or in this case, rapid decision making in stressful situations -- where the results can largely affect the story. Action sequences involving the colored circles I felt made the player feel the intensity of the situation -- and to keep you focused and engaged to intense cut-scenes without distracting you from them. This is a rather revolutionary adventure game in that it is dominated by decision making that actually has real affect on the plot. I found this game to be more gripping and exciting than many action games, because making the wrong decision in this game can have negative and irreversible consequences for my character that are not just 'you're dead, respawn and try again.' Expand
  2. Jan 12, 2016
    10
    one of the best games ive ever played cleverly done I wish more games were made like this there are many different endings you need patienceone of the best games ive ever played cleverly done I wish more games were made like this there are many different endings you need patience but it all pays off with a good story Expand
  3. Aug 4, 2012
    9
    The most cinematic game played in a long time. You are the main character, you make the story and you remain amazed by a game so good. ThatThe most cinematic game played in a long time. You are the main character, you make the story and you remain amazed by a game so good. That cold, sad atmosphere is brilliant supported by snow, amazing soundtrack and by far the same attitude in story. I can only fell a little disappointed by it's SF going, but with such gameplay, atmosphere and story, I can't love this game and put it in the top of my all time favorite games (side by side with a few others) Expand
  4. Staiko79sta
    Oct 17, 2005
    8
    Having played and finished this game, their are a few points I 'd like to add. Firstly ,it has been a (positive) very pleasant Having played and finished this game, their are a few points I 'd like to add. Firstly ,it has been a (positive) very pleasant adventure-action game with a great graphics-camera engine which (negative) unfortunately was quite short for its money. It started of with a (positive) very nice scenario which however bacame quite (negative) complex with too much fantasy and clan bits at the end. It has an (positive) excellent decision making engine during the game in addition to a (negative) poor and a little boring action engine (its too easy I'd say). As one can see the game has several positve aspects that are followed by negative. However in general, the game offers a new style and mixture to its genre that leaves a pleasant feeling to its buyer-player. In the end, one will definitely feel that much effort has been put in this game and that is why i 'll give it an 8. Expand
  5. Oct 18, 2013
    8
    Quantic Dream went off to a good start in the mass gaming market with Indigo Prophecy, aka Fahrenheit. The story was morbid, unique, engaging,Quantic Dream went off to a good start in the mass gaming market with Indigo Prophecy, aka Fahrenheit. The story was morbid, unique, engaging, and hit just enough high notes early on and mid-game to compensate for the trainwreck that it would become near the every end. The characters were well written and believable, and the world that was built by Quantic felt very real and life-like for the most part. At the time it was released, the game was truly innovative and both the director, David Cage, and his studio were hailed as "visionaries" and propelled to celebrity status in the gaming industry. Their "visionary" status would continue to be held in high regard with the release of 2009's Heavy Rain for the PS3, which resembled IP/Fahrenheit in terms of plot, but also differed from it by revolving the story around a murder mystery (rather than having the perpetrator identified from the very beginning as the main protagonist as in IP/Fahrenheit). Both games were well-earned commercial and critical successes for the studio, and both are well worth a playthrough for any serious gamer. Expand
  6. May 20, 2018
    5
    The story starts out good but suffers from poor pacing at the end. The controls are broken. Some parts work better with a gamepad but simpleThe story starts out good but suffers from poor pacing at the end. The controls are broken. Some parts work better with a gamepad but simple things like climbing become impossible. In order to complete the game I had to keep switching controls.

    Also the action sequences are all over-layed with QTEs, which is the laziest gameplay mechanic and not fun to play. Considering Quantic Dreams previous work on Nomad Soul this game was a huge let down. But the story, despite poor pacing, was enough to make the game somewhat enjoyable.
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  7. Sep 6, 2014
    0
    The worst piece of **** in the world. Do not play it, do not buy it, do not even look at it. If you look at it, you better gouge your eyeballsThe worst piece of **** in the world. Do not play it, do not buy it, do not even look at it. If you look at it, you better gouge your eyeballs out, otherwise the **** SPACE ALIEN A.I. MONSTERS WILL COME FOR YOU. Expand

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