Very special game
Special type of game with real actors. Interesting concept though.
|Mac Requirements||Minimum Supported||Will It Run?|
|Mac OS X||10.6.8||Download the MacGameStore App to compare your Mac's information in real-time.|
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|CPU Type||Intel Mac Only|
|CPU Speed||2 GHz|
|System RAM||4 GB|
|Drive Space||16.6 GB|
|Video RAM||512 MB|
|Video (nvidia)||NVIDIA GeForce 320M *|
|* Unsupported Video Cards: NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500, NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600, NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300, NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT, NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, NVIDIA GeForce 9400, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, NVIDIA GeForce GT 120, NVIDIA GeForce GT 130|
Definitely a delight for the fans of Tex Murphy. I was positively overwhelmed right from the start. Although I'm not so sure how this game would play for the uninitiated. This series works because of its fantastic yet quirky storytelling and Chris Jones. Mixing live video with 3d environments works at times, but destroys the experience then and again (like when you realize you don't see any human characters during actual gameplay). I for one would welcome a new Tex Murphy adventure anytime. But maybe it's time for a different approach, something more in the vein of Telltale's games.
I was fortunate to play earlier Tex Murphy games when they first came to the Mac many years ago. They were so ahead of their time. Today, this new episode is more nostalgic but still provides a challenge. I've played 3rd person games so much that when I went back to this 1st person game, I got a little nauseous from rotating around a bit too much. I'm slowing getting used to that. The humor and good voice-acting really makes a difference. Recommended.
It was so much fun to spend time with Tex Murphy again. The acting, story, game play, humor, and graphics were great. You get to see all the old Tex Murphy characters and meet a few more. I played the "Casual" difficulty. The first part of the game takes place in Tex's neighborhood and you get to see clips from the previous Tex games. When you get to the Tesla Society, it's like playing a different game-even more fun! The only reason this is not rated a five is because of the "Death Factor." There are just too many things that you have to avoid, which are tedious. Choosing a wrong discussion point or getting too close to a mutant and dying is fine, but avoiding the random giant bees and the blue energy ball was annoying. The other problem was that it was too easy to skip a puzzle, some of which were hard. I mistakenly clicked on the wrong icon twice and skipped the puzzle instead of just exiting from it. It would be nice if they had the words "SKIP" & "EXIT" on the puzzle sceens. The game includes a point system that I didn't pay any attention to, but for some it would make the game more replayable by trying to improve their "Spade and Marlowe scale of private eye intelligence". All in all this is a fun game and I recommend it to any true adventure gamer.