Richard and Alice are prisoners. Both their cells have a leather sofa and a state-of-the-art computer. But only Richard’s has a TV.
Outside, the snow falls. It has done for some time. Elsewhere, they say, parts of the world have been rendered an inhospitable desert, the earth parched and cracked. People live in the zones now. The lucky ones, anyway.
Richard and Alice have secrets.
Created by Lewis Denby and Ashton Raze, whose games journalism credits include the likes of Eurogamer, Gamespot and the Telegraph, Richard & Alice is a riveting mystery story about family, desperation and the weather – all set to the beat of an indie adventure game.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP SP 3 / Vista / 7 / 8, 1GHz processor, 512MB RAM (1GB recommended), video card with DirectX 9.0c compatibility, 100MB hard drive space, mouse and keyboard.
Posted on 2013-02-22 07:39:13 byCthulhuKaamos:
A few unjustified ratings made me feel the need to throw in my 2 cents.
A great game with fantastic atmosphere, while I think rating it a 1 star (!) was totally uncalled for based on price and graphics, I do agree that it is pricey coming in at $5.99 considering what you're getting for the money: a great story driven game, mostly dialogue driven and well within the whole "gamesread more as art" indie movement (so expect near-8-bit graphics that have huge charm nonetheless), that clocks in well under what you'd expect for the price. In saying that, it achieves all it has to and struck me as feeling more or less exactly as it should.
Take that how you will, I stand by 4 stars. Recommended for those who enjoy this style, not so much for those expecting anything else.
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Posted on 2013-02-24 14:19:35 byJustKos:
The story is very enrapturing and the visuals have that retro charm. The sound/music was pretty well executed. My only problem with Richard and Alice is that it's very short! Expect to finish the game within 3 hours, basically exploring everything except a few dialogue paths. As interactive stories go, this is a goodie. As games go, it's quick and leaves you wanting more.
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Posted on 2013-02-25 00:30:07 byandrenseven:
This game has what most games lack, characters interesting enough that we feel compelled to care about, in fact, not only them, but the setting as well, it isn't quite well detailed and you won't be doing much of exploring, but you won't lose any of its depth. It's hard to find games that get that right, so it should really be something to be reminded about Richard & Alice.read more Another important pro is the fact that it really sucks you in. If you want to get a nice distraction or just be away for a few hours, this is a solid purchase. On the other hand, this game suffers from a few programming issues, especially when you're walking and you try to click on the transparency between the side of the screen and the items menu, that could be easily solved with a few tweaks on the game engine. Also, the game feels too linear sometimes, especially towards the endings, you don't really feel you're actually changing them. They felt random because there weren't many decisive choices, stuff that could change the characters views on the story and mold them into the different endings. Graphics and soundtrack were decent though, for an indie game. So I'm rating it as a 4/5 because it does a great job in what it was supposed to, the game could be better and I feel like a 3.5 would be more fair, but giving it a 3 doesn't seem to make it any justice. Richard & Alice is a good game and something that game devs should definitely look into. Give it a try, play it!
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