Fade to Black is a 3D action-adventure created by Delphine Software and published in 1995 by Electronic Arts for PC and Playstation.
Fade to Black is a 3D action-adventure created by Delphine Software and published in 1995 by Electronic Arts for PC and Playstation. It's the sequel to the popular 1992 cinematic platformer Flashback.
The game was designed by the author of Flashback: The Quest for Identity, game designer Paul Cuisset, also the creator of Future Wars and Cruise for a Corpse. Fade to Black continues the plot of Flashback, with Conrad, the hero of the previous game, imprisoned by the evil Morphs, the aliens that he defeated 50 years ago.
Unlike Flashback, which is a 2D platformer, Fade to Black uses 3D polygon graphics. The hero is seen from a third-person perspective, with the camera angle that changes automatically. The engine is similar to the one of Alone in the Dark.
Shooting is an important part of the mechanic. Conrad will need to switch from walking mode to shooting mode when necessary (in this case it's like Flashback).
If you are a fan of the original game, you might not like this change of gameplay or the blocky polygons, but Fade to Black is a solid game. Deep story, fluid animations, interesting puzzles make this game a rewarding experience.
The title was quite successful in the UK, where it sold more than 400,000 copies on the Playstation only. PC Gamer UK voted it 29th best computer game ever.
Review by: Manu
Published: 16 November 2019, 6:17 am
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