Although this hails from one of the chaps behind Flashback
and offers some similar puzzle/adventure thrills, it doesn't quite live up to this classic title. It remains an interesting experience though, especially if you like things such as Myst
, with a mostly enthralling storyline and some good puzzles to keep your brain exercised. The story revolves around a bitter physics professor who one day finds himself waking up in a mysterious facility, with the only sign of life being a voice which calls him 'Subject 13'. What follows is a fairly complex tale which will see you discovering the truth behind the facility, and which has plenty of twists and turns along the way. In gameplay terms, this is a point-and-click adventure where you explore various environments while solving the myriad puzzles which bar your progress. For most of its fairly short running time, this is a solid if unspectacular adventure. The plot isn't overly original, with lots of familiar science fiction-style ideas wrapped up with the usual 'science experiment' gone wrong elements, and the plot twist at the end isn't exactly difficult to spot. It is however, quite engaging if you're into Lost and such things. Gameplay is equally familiar, with a good mix of puzzles that are generally well done and logical, and which only get a little obtuse towards the end. Visuals are for the most part quite slick, with some low resolution textures letting the side down a bit, but overall, this just feels a little too old-hat to be considered a must play.