Who is hiding behind Mr. X? Still Life 2 reveals the long-awaited ending of Still Life and spells a new investigation for Agent Victoria McPherson.
In Fall 2008, Victoria is sent to Maine where Ellen Dunnigan's body has just been found. The modus operandi and the video sent to the police and press leave no doubt as to the killer's identity: the East Coast Torturer has struck again! No clues are picked up during the autopsy, as the serial killer painstakingly washed the body. Once again, the killer has not committed any errors.
Still Life 2 remains true to the spirit of its first installment and continues to allow you to play and manage two characters bound by the same fate. This time, the aim is to control two heroines, see the game from two different viewpoints, and essentially experience two different types gameplay. Depending on whether you are playing as Paloma Hernandez--the victim--or Victoria McPherson--the investigator--you alternate between survival and investigation.
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: MATURE with Blood and Gore, Partial Nudity, Strong Language, Violence. PEGI Rating: 18+ with Violence.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9, 4GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.
Posted on 2012-03-01 14:03:34 byKainKlarden:
I called my Still Life opinion "Right Track". Still Life 1 was it - a step in the right direction after a slightly misguided Post Mortem. Right mixture of supernatural and realistic, mysterious and scary, thriller and a detective story. Still Life 2 throws it all out of the window. But, strangley, doesn't become a bad *game* with it.
Let's be honest here: Still Life 2read more has *nothing* to do with Post Mortem and Still Life 1. It has the same main character as the last game in name and likeness and even "finishes" the last game's story. But the likeness is only on the surface. Victoria is shoveled in a gritty Saw-like story and is different herself. The original game's story is resolved in the most disgraceful way possible, without much though given to who should be the villain and how it should be presented to player.
However, despite being no longer a "classy" thriller, being closer to the more modern gore-shocker thrillers, Still Life 2 manages to be an adequate game. The story is not without twists, the gameplay has some rather neat tricks up the sleeve. It's rather good, albeit not very memorable.
And this is exactly the game's problem. It's not bad enough to be simply dismissed, but not fun enough to be remembered. It's just adequate, but lacking the spark to make it something more than this. Something, Still Life 1 had.
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Posted on 2012-03-01 18:38:15 byclassic-goldbug:
Loved the original Still Life and couldn't have been more excited about playing this. But it is shocking. It feels like they ran out of budget before having a chance to finish it, leading to dull repetitive gameplay, bugs-a-go-go and an unengaging story. This mishandling of the resolution to Still Life 1's cliffhanger ending was laughable.
Save yourselves the download and save yourself the money, trust me.
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Posted on 2012-03-01 08:35:18 bysilvers24:
I loved the first Still Life game and couldn't resist getting Still Life 2 before it came to GOG.com. It is nice to have a female protagonist who must rely on her wits and strength to survive the game. I enjoyed the first game better, but this is a strong follow up. Unlike the first game, you're investigating and solving mysteries mainly in one location, which I found I bit tediousread more at times but YMMV. Overall it is worthy sequel to the original Still Life, and I look forward to any additions in the series.
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