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The game is an adventure game where you have to do some detective work to find passwords and clues to discover which way you should be heading. Connectors are available throughout the game where you can connect your portable PC to download important information or new software to run on it. Sometimes these connectors will give you access to a descrambler facility which can be extremely useful. One small defect that I have to mention is that it isn't always easy to know if you are connected to a specific device or not. You've done all there is to establish your connection, you think you've logged in and yet nothing happens. You repeat the process and bingo it works, but you don't have a clue as to why. If this was to make the game more realistic, then they've done a great job!
The game isn't difficult to play if you are accustomed to adventure games, but if sometimes you feel a bit lost or blocked by an access code, always remember to check the latest e-mail you have received. This doesn't mean that the game is an easy ride as you still need to your brain to get through the different stages.
The presentation of the game is fantastic, the developers have put much work into this one believe me! Of course it is a cyber world and everything is virtual, but they have kept a very good sense of reality. In the first stage you are introduced as a technician who has to check on a zeppelin with a control gizmo. No problem identifying the zeppelin even if it isn't as you expected it to be. There are some stairs that look like they are made of pure metal floating from one platform to another. Everything is very well textured and has a very nice impression of volummes. In fact, if you believe that cyber worlds exist, you will think that these are actual pictures taken from one and not something that a graphic artist invented on his computer. The choice of colors is also very good, quite relaxing and goes with the music and the way virtual people talk. Everything is cool, smooth, with no flashing colors. The messages are read with a good human imitation, but without feeling and life. I wouldn't say it is New Age, but it is a bit in that direction.
In the game you move yourself from place to place by clicking with the mouse on the screen, nothing new there. The cursor is shaped in a sort of mechanical arm, and if it indicates a movement you can choose to do it. When standing in one spot, you can use the right mouse button to do a 360 degree turn by scrolling and at the same time you can look up and down. The high quality image is very impressive. While travelling along in this cyber world, you have a portable funny shaped PC with you. The very best thing on this PC is the screen with it's video animations. There are some characters with semi transparent bodies with moving light sources within them giving a very special effect. One of them even has three pistons in his head that are very well drawn. They really didn't have to go into such nice details and yet they did.
Written by Frederic zur Nedden
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Creative Labs; Media Vision and Gravis Ultrasound cards supported.
Supports Windows 95.
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