On his way home after another successful day creating crop circles to amuse and entertain the simple people of the backward planet "Earth", our hero Feeble suffers a slight mishap in his spaceship which results in the utter destruction of a rather important Company research laboratory. The one run by his boss, in fact.
If that wasn't bad enough, whilst drowning his sorrows in the local Space Bar, he somehow manages to get himself involved with the shadowy Freedom Fighters, a crack team of rebels who seek to overthrow the tyrannous regime of the OmniBrain, Ruler of Everything.
What follows is an epic space adventure which sees Feeble undertaking acts of betrayal, intrigue, revolution, and even a bit of cross dressing, in an attempt to right his previous wrongs and save the universe from a fate worse than life.
With over eighty locations to visit, 6000 lines of dialogue and more puzzles than a HappyBot can shake your severed arm at, The Feeble Files takes adventuring into another galaxy!
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Age requirements: ESRB Rating: TEEN
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keyboard.
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.6.8 or later. Processor: Intel Core Duo 1.66GHz+ Memory: 1GB of RAM Graphics: 64MB of video memory Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled.
Posted on 2009-01-04 07:49:08 byConstantine_R:
I wasn't aware of the game despite the fact I'm a fan of adventures games, so when I saw it here I immediately download it. Feeble Files is a briliant adventure, great story, black humour, professional voices (one of the best I've ever heard) and quite good graphics (don't forget it's a ten years old game).
Overall Simon Woodroofe puts all the elements that made Simon the Sorcererread more a great game plus a very clever scenario. But the game itself leaves a bitter-sweet taste to the player. Τechnically there are some issues that slows the plot like the big and uncomfortable cursors, that unacceptable inventory system (oh god!) and the fact that there are some cutscenes which you can't overpass and you have to see them again and again and again... (specially when you travel and in jail). If we consider this with the fact that you're not always sure what to do, then try eveything on everything take a loooooot of time. Ah, there's no subtitles too, so you have to pay double attention when English isn't your mother language and it's unplayable if you're deaf.
To conclude if you're a veteran of the kind then you should try it out, if you're a rookie then you better find something else to start with (Broken Sword for instance). I would have gave the game a five-star if there wasn't the technical issues but...
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Posted on 2009-03-26 19:27:15 byal_cross:
I speak from reasonable experience of the genre : 'The Feeble Files' is exactly average. The story is quite good, the voice acting is quite good, the characters are quite good, and the puzzles are quite good.
To break the monotony, however, I'll reveal that in fact there are some ups and downs to this game. It is, occasionally, very funny - though mostly due to the odd line ofread more dialogue from a minor character. Also, considering this is an Adventuresoft game with 3d artwork whose release preceded the sinfully ugly 'Simon the Sorceror 3D' ("the horror, the horror...") by several years, the graphics are pretty good too.
On the other hand. As is often observed of this game, it's really quite difficult at times - but sadly this tends to be for all the wrong reasons. While the genre as a whole suffers from the occasional failure to distnguish between a clever puzzle and an utterly illogical one, 'The Feeble Files' seems to do this as a matter of course. What's more, the interface is the most irritating and inaccessible I've yet encountered in this genre, and I've played Starship Titanic. It's clear that the developers were aware of this as well - you can actually specifically mute the annoying sound effects on the slow-opening inventory screen to prevent you killing yourself.
In general then, while this game isn't half as good as "Grim Fandango", it isn't half as bad as "Simon the Sorceror 3D" either. Oh hang on though - yes, actually it's both of those.
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Posted on 2009-01-03 07:50:06 bySylian:
First of all let me say that you should buy this game if you love adventure games. It is pretty decent, funny and engrossing.
For those who aren't particularly interested in adventure games, here is my review:
Even though this game has no music, all the little details of the Feeble Files universe immerses you in. Don't forget to check out encyclopaedia in your Oracle!
Storyread more is extremely good; it is both hilarious and epic. Also it is one of the longest stories I’ve ever seen in any adventure game.
It is just like any other point-and-click game released. However, our main character Feeble walks way too slow and some puzzles might be too hard for people who didn't play many adventure games. Nevertheless, if some puzzle makes you tear your hair out then just pop up Google and search for Feeble Files walkthrough.
Well it is rather harsh to compare an 11 years old game's graphics to todays; instead I'll compare it with Monkey Island 3 which was released in 1997. Unfortunately graphics isn't an area which this game excels, backgrounds are beautifully done but since AdventureSoft created character animations in 3-D they certainly show their age and look much worse than backgrounds.
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