I enjoyed the series for the story/plot only. The character dialog and dynamic, for me, never came across as plausible and oftentimes I deplore their flip and snarky comments/humor completely opposite the severity of the situations at hand. I actually enjoyed the break of having to solve the stereotypical adventure game puzzles via the hands-off resolution approach taken, in opposition to many adventure gamers out there I’m sure. It afforded me focus on the actual storyline. Despite the lack of character depth, especially the protagonist(s), made the experience quite superficial. If they’re not taking the situation at hand seriously, why should I? I welcomed the break of marital triviality that the ending I played afforded. Although many aspects of the game was unbelievable to absurd, I did find interest with the plot. Thankfully Sam was NOT present in this installment. I find her more unbearable than Nina and Max.
Animation, game play, locations were stunning and scoring was another hit for me. I would’ve appreciated more time in locations and less linearity, but it didn’t detract from the overall experience. It was an easy game which I am thankful for because more time with Nina and/or Max would’ve kept me from playing it through completion.
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Time Played: 5-10 hours