Clearly made on a tight budget...,
This review is from: Still Life 2 (PC DVD) (DVD-ROM)This is not a terrible game, but it is definitely not a classic. I had to resort to a web walkthrough at least a dozen times, twice because bugs had allowed me to do things out of order so I found I had to replay a 'level,' and on a number of occasions (particularly with the many passwords) I was left thinking, 'I would never have worked that out in a million years!'
Most of the action all happens in one place, which is a brilliant bit of economising, if a little dull. At one point I had to search a huge area for clues - even on a large screen you miss so many tiny items it took me hours. I should have given up.
Also, if you are looking for a follow-up to Still Life, the original game, this is clearly an afterthought.. The solving of that particular mystery is told in flashback, with barely any relevance to the main story. It is a seriously lost opportunity.
Point and click adventures are having a hard time - it seems inconceivable that this game was released in the same year as Heavy Rain - so I feel duty bound to support what does still come out. But I will not be returning to this game in a hurry, unlike some of the classics from Lucasarts and Revolution.