Fahrenheit Reader Review
Fahrenheit is a paranormal thriller written by David Cage where you play as Lucas Kane a normal guy that suddenly murderers someone without explanation. Are you just a savage murderer or is there more to this than meets the eye?
Fahrenheit is no ordinary game where you shoot, kill, repeat it's something entirely different it really feels like you're playing a Hollywood movie. The voicework is top notch throughout and really helps the story seem believeable. Using both analog sticks you can interact with the environment like say switching on the tv or picking up objects for example. One of the many unique aspects of the game is being able to play from both sides of the story as murderer and detective.
The story for the most part is great apart from towards the end where it goes a bit haywire. The graphics are awful and some of the worst seen in a PS2 game but to be honest graphics are not what this game is about it's about the compelling story and unique gameplay which it delivers in abundance.
In the game you decide the outcome and have the option to ask all sorts of questions and siuations when prompted. So excellent story, unique gameplay but does the game have any flaws? Well, yes it does. The stealth sections in which you flashback to Lucas Kane's childhood are poorly implemented and you feel like your'e at a disadvantage the whole time. It feels like you're playing Shrek or something these bits don't work and are very irritating. You could also argue that the game's a little short and easy but considering the gameplay structure (benami style boss fights) you can't really expect any more. It's also addictive so you will romp through it in no time. The loading times can be a nuisance also as the action seems to be broken up a little too much for one's liking.
All in all though Fahrenheit is a game that deserves to be played. Just like it says in the manual Cage wants to leave you with an experience you won't forget in some time and that it acheives with ease. Once I finished it I felt sort of empty not have wanting it to end. This is one of the games of 2005 and one of the most unique games in years. Now at a budget price you simply cannot afford to miss it.
9 / 10