Fahrenheit aka Indigo Prophecy (2005, Windows PC) – 7/10 supernatural crime drama game review

Cast / crew
Writer: David Cage
Director: David Cage

Fahrenheit

Indigo Prophecy (2005)

Lucas Kane horrifiedly watches himself carve symbols into his arms then stab a man three times in a diner washroom. When he regains control, or rather, when something or someone else relinquishes control of him, he knows that no-one will believe what happened. As the only person convinced of the innocence of his guilt, Kane determines to find out what really happened.

7/10

It definitely falls apart at the end (specifically, from the meeting with Carla in the graveyard) as the plot loses cohesion and characters behave as if you’ve missed significant scenes or dialogue options (culminating in the surprise "I love you" on the train) but this remains a landmark game and a refreshingly different experience. You see, I wanted to reassure Sam before I left for work; I felt panic from claustrophobia; I felt joy when the Professor believed me and I felt dismay when it didn’t turn out well. Writer / director David Cage’s commitment to getting games to deliver something other than heart-pumping thrills and mind-bending conundrums is intriguing and worthwhile. When it works, as it frequently does here, it is a remarkable achievement and those experiences definitely enrich your gaming palate.

This game contains extreme and graphic violence, gory and unpleasant scenes and sex scenes, full nudity.

Classified 15 by BBFC. Suitable only for persons of 15 years and over.

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