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  • Summary: Late Shift is a high stakes FMV crime thriller. Forced into a brutal London heist, you must choose your own adventure in this interactive cinematic experience with adaptable storylines that lead to one of seven conclusions. Your decisions are you.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Apr 19, 2017
    90
    Late Shift is a unique experience that I probably wouldn’t have given much attention too had I seen it pop up on Steam or elsewhere, but I’m very glad that our paths did cross. The few issues that it does have are easily outweighed by what it does right, providing a compelling experience that engaged me, and has me wanting more. Both endings I experienced left me with a completely different opinion on the story’s purveying themes, and I fully expect to watch through the story at least a handful more times to see what else I can change.
  2. 80
    Late Shift is interactive storytelling at its finest, a Full-Motion Video (FMV) title where Choices Matter. This gripping "crime thriller" puts players in the hot seat, allowing them to make decisions that drastically affect the course of events that take place in the London night. With seven different conclusions and choices that are genuinely difficult, Late Shift delivers on what it promises: An "interactive, cinematic experience."
  3. Apr 23, 2017
    78
    Late Shift delivers on its premise. A true interactive movie where player decisions have an impact and meaningfully alter the narrative. The story will not impress genre buffs but it stands head and shoulders above Telltales’ efforts in the field and points to a very viable future for this beloved cult genre.
  4. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Jun 5, 2017
    78
    Most importantly, it’s an interactive movie made by professional movie-makers, not by game designers (for example, writer Michael Robert Johnson also worked on 2009’s Sherlock Holmes). Its biggest gameplay shortcoming is that you can’t skip dialogues you’ve already heard in previous playthroughs – but for a 2-hour long movie it’s not that much of a deal.[Issue#220, p.72]
  5. May 27, 2018
    77
    The story has its weaknesses, but offers an exciting, non-linear experience with great actors and far-reaching consequences.
  6. Jun 9, 2017
    75
    Late Shift brings an almost forgotten concept back to life with a nice story, but basically no gameplay and no replay value, although it has more than one ending and a couple of dozen ways to get there.
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  1. Apr 24, 2017
    The FMV thriller is fully exhumed in this splicing of game and cinema, where high production values fail to obscure the creative fissures.
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  1. May 1, 2017
    10
    It is a short story but it is well written. I loved how the story turned out. But like every game it has the inevitable story-play that userIt is a short story but it is well written. I loved how the story turned out. But like every game it has the inevitable story-play that user cannot change, but, hey, that's how it works anyway. This is my first FMV game, need to say that this really motivated me to buy more of this genre. Expand
  2. May 10, 2018
    7
    Довольно интересное кино с частичкой геймплея.
    Игру можно охарактеризовать словом сумбур и судя по всему сумбур рождается выборами игрока. То
    Довольно интересное кино с частичкой геймплея.
    Игру можно охарактеризовать словом сумбур и судя по всему сумбур рождается выборами игрока. То есть сценарий неровный из-за 4 линий концовок..
    На пару вечеров с распродажи.
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  3. May 7, 2017
    6
    I like FMV games, but it's much more a movie than a game. I think the best FMV still are "Missing: An Interactive Thriller" andI like FMV games, but it's much more a movie than a game. I think the best FMV still are "Missing: An Interactive Thriller" and "Contradiction: Spot the Liar".

    PROS: Good story + Good acting + 7 different endings depending of your decisions

    CONS: Short + It's a movie more than a game (you just have take a "2 choose decision" each 5 minutes aproximately) + No puzzles
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