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A Second Face - The Eye of Geltz is watching Us Asklepios Hot

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Written by Asklepios     July 12, 2009    
 
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- 128 Mb RAM
- DirectX compatible video card that supports 16 bit 640x480 resolution
- DirectX compatible sound card
- Direct3D hardware acceleration supported
- Multiple languages provided

In the infinity of space there is a planet with two faces turning around an old, white sun to which it always shows the same side. The other is enveloped in total darkness.

On each face life has developed in a different way. The bright side is inhabited by people who call themselves Strefis, the illuminated ones, while the dark side is populated by the Ugeltz, the people of night.

No Ugeltz has ever seen a Strefis however each civilisation remembers the other, in legends.

 

 

A Second Face: The Eye of Geltz is watching You is a mysterious fantasy game, with a very dark touch. The game is played like a traditional adventure game in 3rd-person perspective and offers inventory and action based puzzles. It contains elements of fantasy but also science-fiction, however it also unifies them with elements of classic Cyberpunk and overtones of Enlightenment Thought.

The story is set on a tide locked planet. The sun-facing side is inhabited by the Strefis, the illuminated ones, while the dark side is populated by the Ugeltz, the people of night. No Ugeltz has ever seen a Strefis however each civilisation remembers the other, in legends. Ugk, the sovereign of the dark realm, has summoned his two sons Rabokk and Torg to send them on a quest that solves the energy problem of the dark side. The dark society depends on a substance called Margin, that is the only energy source and also the main currency of the realm. This substance is running out, because it can't be harvested any longer. Ugk hopes to find a solution for this problem by looking for the legendary realm of light, which could be a new energy source. He offers his position to the son who will succeed in finding the Realm of Light.

You play Rabokk on the dark side of the planet, where you must look for the light side. This mysterious investigation brings you through an interactive, breathing world full of riddles and evil characters.

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When I say science fiction, most of you immediately think about movies like star trek, starwars and the matrix.
You may not immediately consider, or even heard about an entire different genre in Science fiction, Alien worlds. This is where sci-fi grows beyond it's normal boundaries and explore the possibilities of Alien life and parallel universes and tells stories set in worlds completely different from our own, yet familiar in various aspects.

A second face is a Sci-Fi adventure that has the exact same feel as an early eighties animation film from René Laloux and graphic novels from Mobius. Where you explore a bizarre surreal world entirely different from our own, where an alien civilization has struggles that are strangely familiar.

It's a classic point and click adventure where you play a prince sent on a quest by his father to find a solution for his dying kingdom. It has beautifully drawn areas to explore and a well written plot. The underlying themes in the game are social struggles, religious dogma, greed and sexuality; but at no point it's too explicit or moralizing.

The game has many cut-scenes featuring decent voice-acting done by the creator of the game himself. Although his strange accent may sound unintentionally funny at times, it doesn't really bother you once you get over it, since it's an alien world anyway. Since there is a lot to explore, the game moves a bit slowly at times and the puzzles have a medium to high difficulty but not too frustrating.

Overall it's an excellent adventure game with a decent length that leaves you hungry for the sequel.
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obx Reviewed by obx May 28, 2011
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Surreal story-driven science fiction adventure

When I say science fiction, most of you immediately think about movies like star trek, starwars and the matrix.
You may not immediately consider, or even heard about an entire different genre in Science fiction, Alien worlds. This is where sci-fi grows beyond it's normal boundaries and explore the possibilities of Alien life and parallel universes and tells stories set in worlds completely different from our own, yet familiar in various aspects.

A second face is a Sci-Fi adventure that has the exact same feel as an early eighties animation film from René Laloux and graphic novels from Mobius. Where you explore a bizarre surreal world entirely different from our own, where an alien civilization has struggles that are strangely familiar.

It's a classic point and click adventure where you play a prince sent on a quest by his father to find a solution for his dying kingdom. It has beautifully drawn areas to explore and a well written plot. The underlying themes in the game are social struggles, religious dogma, greed and sexuality; but at no point it's too explicit or moralizing.

The game has many cut-scenes featuring decent voice-acting done by the creator of the game himself. Although his strange accent may sound unintentionally funny at times, it doesn't really bother you once you get over it, since it's an alien world anyway. Since there is a lot to explore, the game moves a bit slowly at times and the puzzles have a medium to high difficulty but not too frustrating.

Overall it's an excellent adventure game with a decent length that leaves you hungry for the sequel.

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