Alter Ego Review

In the 19th century, in England, in the town of Plymouth, a tragedy occurred.

Feared by many, Sir William passed away. She had a terrible disease which deformed his face. Because of that people thought he was a monster and a killer. Many victims were found but nobody knew who was the real person behind those atrocities.

At the same time, one of our protagonists, Timothy Moor – a thief, is escorted to the city to be offered to the police. The sailors from the boat robbed and stripped him. This is our starting point. Timothy will escape the guardian and end up in the sewers – one place which will play an important role in our story.

Timothy came to the city because he has to meet a friend. Together they forge a plan to flee to America in order to start a new, better life.

A lot must happen til the moment Timothy and his friend will be able to get together. Unfortunately their plan of making money for tickets will bring them only trouble and they end up in jail.

The second character which the player will use is Detective Briscol. New assigned to the city of Plymouth, he will involved in the case of the disappearance of Sir William’s body in the night after his funeral.

A lot of clues are related to this incident. People died, others tried different solution for informing the population. Briscol is the severe type. He takes his role seriously but he is disadvantaged by the events that occur in a short period of time.

In the end, after struggling to find the truth, he will be dismissed from his authoritarian position. Here is when Timothy comes into play and they’ll team up to find the people responsible for all the recent murders.

One good part – if I might say – about adventure games is exploration. Lots of new and intriguing places makes the player feel like being a part of the story.

The design is very attractive yet simple. The interaction with objects and people is well-defined.

The puzzles have a normal level of difficulty. One thing that annoyed me was the fact that you can mix up objects in your inventory and that was the reason I sought help in order to continue playing. But at least I tried to play this game without much help from a possible written walkthrough.

The atmosphere in the game has a note of creepy darkness. The church, the mausoleum even houses have a bit of restlessness about them. But as you probably know I love these Gothic horror values.

It took me two days to finish the game. And I had fun and that’s all that matters. It’s not the best point-and-click game you’ll ever play but it is indeed interesting.

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