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ESPER: The Town on the Edge of Darkness
|Short game||Can be completed within 30 minutes|
|Medium length game||Takes at least 30 mins to finish|
|Full length game||As long as a Sierra / LucasArts classic|
|MAGS game||Monthly AGS competition entry|
|Non-adventure game||Using Adventure Game Studio for something else?!|
|Joke game||You know when it fits this category ;)|
|Demo||Unfinished games / commercial games|
|Training game||Games made just to try out AGS|
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About this gameIn ESPER: The Town on the Edge of darkness, you play as Ian McDermott, head investigator of the ESPER society, a group dedicated to the exploration and revelation of paranormal and occult activity. You have been called to the prison cell of one Mr. Frederick Stiles, who has been imprisoned for murdering a young girl. Stiles is your CLIENT, however, and he claims that the girl was already dead at the time he killed her! Investigate Noman Island, where perpetual night overshadows some strange and dangerous events, and see if you can help bring peace to a man who has visited...
THE TOWN ON THE EDGE OF DARKNESS NOTE: The mirror site no longer functions.
10 people commented on this game (newest first):
The plot was interesting, although I believe it needed some more work because some things were left ananswered.
I am looking forward to more episodes with Ian McDermott!
The graphics were quickly drawn. And there was way too much "negative space" or Blackness. (The smudge tool was used way too much.) I couldn't see where the doors were and many of the inside scenes threw you off with the bright, bare walls. There wasn't a steady theme to the backgrounds, characters, objects, etc. Everything looked like it was cut and pasted... the graphics did not match, which made the visuals very weak.
The intro was great! But when I got to the ending movie, I felt like I was let down. The whole point was to make it through alive... AND WHAT DOES MY CHARACTER DO!? You can't end it this way... you just can't! It goes against the principals of self preservation. [rant finished] Recommendation: If you are going to have large movies to download, shouldn't they all be in the game? I saw the intro and the ending movie... all the other AVIs just sat on my HDD! I'm very happy there were at least SOME movies!
There really wasn't much you could do... I felt the whole game was very sequencial. You aquire a few items to use... but that's about it. I did like the fact that you could actually die/lose the game if you were not careful... (I'm not a sadist, but I found myself shooting at each character to see what would happen... there really wasn't much to do.)
The music track was an excellent pick! This even creeped out my wife. This by itself made me want to finish the game. The music and soundFX really play an important part for me. Great job!
In all, it felt like a rushed weekend entry for a competition, and fell short of my expectations.
Overall, it is well worth playing.