The graphics are just over basic average with some nice
detail on the many characters in the game, showing off real life
expressions. The graphics are fairly good, not stunning as the
developer was not aiming at this. It has a gritty, grainy look
to it, like it has in manhunt (who has played it)
The Voices are excellent thought the game for each and every character
which there are many, the sound is of the most amazing quality
and then the music that adds the atmosphere of the action scenes
and also the excellent and fun boxing section that has "Try
It Again" track by Bobby Byrd and "Hang It Up"
by Patrice Rushen, Ben E. King and 4 other cool tracks all by
Theory Of A Dead Man.
The controls are quite simple and also different from
most other games. Will be confusing for many unless you play the
tutorial first which only last about 15mins.
When you have to use your strength, like to pull, drag, things
using the L1 and R2 buttons back and fore as quick as possibly
which it shows on screen how well you are doing. As well as walking
which can be fuming as the character walks in wrong direction,
the right analogue it's also using for every action in the game.
Each action that you can do at the time
of the place you are stand on, there's an icon at the top of the
screen with the direction of where to pull the right analogue
Fahrenheit is played like an interactive film, as you
now know you control the two detectives Carla and Taylor, plus
Lucas Kane and also his brother. Controlling anything from there
moving, what they do and what they say to others is down to you.
Each action has an ending to it, for e.g you in a park, and Lucas
gets a vision of a small boy falling into the icy cold water,
knowing that there is the officer of the law walking this way
that he surly notice you from the café. Do you a) run and
jump into the water and try and save the boy and having the police
man spot you, or do you b) walk off normal speed and do nothing
and knowing that you have probably let the boy die.
You have chooses thought the game like
this, though not all so life threading to you or someone but it's
this thrilling play that makes Fahrenheit. As the game progress
you gain not only more visions and flashbacks but you also have
supernatural that lets you run faster and jump higher along with
others which is used in a great fight scene where he know were
to block and dodge, think the matrix and also has many powers
near the end of the game.
The games not all about nightmares, investigates
and adventure but there's also some other fun to be had like the
boxing match between the detectives as they spar which is great
and has some excellent animation along with the cool music, there's
also a basketball match, , ice skating and dancing. (The last
two are unlockables).
As well as visiting a freaky insane asylum
when it has a power cut, a few bloody murders, there are also
some nude and sex scenes in the game that's not suitable for all,
it should maybe a age 18 but has the rating of 15+, so just be
careful who you buy it for and who also plays it.
Thought this game has a great storyline
and also very original gameplay, there is one stealth element
I did not like and was very poor. This is when you play as Lucas
as a child through his flashbacks, where you are sneaking around
at dark in a restricted area of a base, where you parents were
working as scientists there.
Though there are many chooses in the game, it all leads
to the same ending, even though you probably would want to play
it a second time. There are many things to unlock, like all the
sound/music tracks, over 40 artworks, 8 movies, plus 7 Sequences
that you can play or watch anytime you like. All of theses are
unlocked by buy them with the points you get from finding the
hidden Bonus Cards in the game. No need to find them all though
as one you completed the game you earn a load of points which
is enough to unlock everything.
==BUY OR NOT TO BUY==
The game is quite short as it can be completed in under a week
if playing a few hours if that a day but it is worth it.
This game has won quite a few gaming awards
for "Best Voice Acting", "Best Adventure Game of
the year", "Best Story of the year" and "Best
Original Game Mechanic" from Gamespot and IGN websites.