In the video game Alter Ego you have two styles of gameplay to use. These two styles are either that of the thief or that of the detective. The detective is what I enjoyed more. The thief is a little too point-and-click and not very involving at all. There is a lot of places to visit and a lot of people to meet, but it really does not take a long time to go through the world the developers made. I will get into that later though.
Storyline – This is based in a town called Plymouth, England. The time period is the 19th century. Depending on who you are during the story either a thief or a detective and there is a killing spree. Someone needs to solve the mystery of the killings. You play both the eyes and ears of the thief and the detective, but at different times. Together their stories can lead to the catching of the killer.
Gameplay – Easy to control. Too easy as a thief. Pointing and clicking gets real boring real fast with me. Detective is fun though. Just about the same as every other new age mystery adventure. I put about 8 hours into this game before beating it. For the price tag of $30.00 I was hoping to get a little more out of it. Maybe it would have been better if there were multiple endings, but I am afraid that there were not.
Graphics – If I had to grade this game on graphics alone it would be a B. There is nothing outstanding about the graphics, but I have heard a lot on people having problems being able to run this game. I did not have any problems at all fortunately. The 3D and the lighting were pretty good, but I am just used to platform gaming.
Overall – Purchasing the game was simple. It is not too expensive. I bought it from Amazon and it was $30.00 with free shipping. In my opinion, I would let this one pass. Unless the mystery adventure genre is your bread and butter then I would not look twice at this game for the $30.00 price tag. Maybe for $10.00 or so I could warrant purchasing this game again, but maybe this game just is not my cup of tee as I am usually into RPGs.