Die Welt ist geeint unter dem Siegel der “perfekten Gemeinschaft”. Wohlstand ist eine Wissenschaft, Seuchen und Kriege gehören der Vergangenheit an, Sex ist Amüsement und die Zukunft war niemals strahlender. Aber plötzlich wird diese perfekte Welt durch einen Mord in einem der “Schurkenstaaten” Russlands durchgerüttelt.
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Veröffentlichung: 23. Okt. 2007

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Die Welt ist geeint unter dem Siegel der “perfekten Gemeinschaft”. Wohlstand ist eine Wissenschaft, Seuchen und Kriege gehören der Vergangenheit an, Sex ist Amüsement und die Zukunft war niemals strahlender. Aber plötzlich wird diese perfekte Welt durch einen Mord in einem der “Schurkenstaaten” Russlands durchgerüttelt. Seltsamerweise korreliert dieser Mord mit dem Tod eines prominenten Wissenschaftlers in Adrianopolis, einer wichtigen Grenzstadt zwischen der Weltunion und Russland. Dieser Mordfall wird zur Aufklärung an Phoenix Wallis, einer jungen erfolgreichen Frau, übertragen, die als Friedens- und Sicherheits-Offizier die Untersuchung leiten wird. Ihre Suche führt zu rätzelhaften Hinweisen und abgrundtiefen Mysterien, die nicht nur Phonix' Aufklärung ab absurdum führen, sondern ihren grundlegenden Glauben in ihre bisherige Weltsicht in Frage stellen.

Dieses tempostarke Third-Person Spiel nutzt die 3D Engine mit dynamischen Kamerawinkeln und anderen Technologien entwickelt von Momentum AS. Die bemerkenswerte, patentierte Technologie für Gesichtsanimationen intensiviert das Spielerlebnis und bei über 50 Charakteren werden Sie interessante Untersuchungsgespräche zur Aufklärung Ihres Mordfalls erleben. Per klassischem Maus 'Point and Click' Interface können Sie die Spielwelt intuitiv erkunden. Das Spiel bietet eine weitgefächerte Anzahl an zusätzlichen Herausforderungen, von Logik-Puzzeln bis zu hi-tech Gadgets und Inventory- und Dialog-Hürden.

  • Originelle, komplexe Story mit einem detalierten Geschichtshintergrund und einer eindrucksvollen Spielwelt
  • Umgebungen und Charaktere sind in 3D gerendert mit dynamischen Kamerawinkeln
  • Cinematics der in-game Engine fügen sich nahtlos ins Spielgeschehen ein
  • 'Click and Go' Charakterkontrolle; Benutzerfreundliche Maussteuerung
  • Über 50 interaktive Charaktere, jeder einzelne mit Momentum-patentierter 3D Gesichtsanimations-Technologie
  • Intuitives Dialog-System mit abzweigenden Koversationsmöglichkeiten nach Spielerwahl
  • Nicht vorhersehbarer Spielablauf und frei spielbare Spieleraktivitäten bieten neue Möglichkeiten beim erneuten Spielen
  • Charakterjournal zeichnet alle Schlüsselmomente auf
  • Mehr als 40 einzigartige Lokationen
  • Diverse zusätzliche Herausforderungen, von Logik-Puzzeln bis zu hi-tech Gadgets und Inventory- und Dialog-Hürden
  • Original Soundtrack

Systemanforderungen

    Mindestanforderung:

    • Betriebssystem: Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP/Vista
    • Prozessor: Intel Pentium® III 800 MHz oder AMD Athlon XP1600+
    • Speicher: 512 MB RAM
    • Grafik: 128 MB Grafikkarte mit Video-Beschleunigung
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
    • Festplatte: 3,5 GB freier Speicherplatz
    • Soundkarte: Microsoft Windows kompatible Soundkarte

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    • Betriebssystem: Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP/Vista
    • Prozessor: Intel Pentium® IV 3,0 GHz oder AMD Athlon 64 3700+
    • Speicher: 1024 MB RAM
    • Grafik:512 MB Grafikkarte mit Video-Beschleunigun
    • Sound: Microsoft Windows kompatible Soundkarte
    • Direct X Version: DirectX 9.0c
    • Festplatte: 3,5 GB freier Speicherplatz
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heleanthia
( 16.7 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 11. Mai
I love this game. It's surprising that it wasn't more advertised in its time. I read that some compared it to the longest journey( which I also loved) and that culpa innate won out over it...
It's got a few glitches, being an older game but the story alone is enough to keep it at the top of excellent, engrossing pure adventure games.
It CAN be confusing at first and I recommend having a walkthrough handy . But it's worth sticking with and indeed playing over, as there are so many avenues available in this non linear game that it can seem like a new game upon replaying.
Some of the graphics and animations might seem dated, but one can see that much effort went into the people's faces; these are remarkable. I found myself replaying levels just to see the amazing expressions . Similarly the voice acting is very good; especially that of Phoenix and her boss Dagmar Morresson.
The story has at least two avenues; the first time I played, I could access the second theme, but last time , I must have missed something, as the story finished seemingly early. If you like science fiction, and murder mysteries and talking to interesting people, you will like this game.
I recommend this game!
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BobMammoth
( 16.0 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 8. Februar
The story is really nice, but the game is way to long. You can spend hours searching (I recommend following a walkthrough the instant you're stuck if you want to enjoy the game) and the conversations can sometimes be tedious. Some puzzles are nice, the characters are realistic and the voice acting is not bad.
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Hans
( 18.1 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 26. Dezember 2015
I thought it would be interesting, but the ridiculous setting and conversations ruin it thoroughly. You are supposed to be solving a murder, but instead of investigating the crime scene, body, weapon, motive, etc. the main character goes around talking to everyone about their sex lives. She is also apparently only allowed to ask one or two questions per day of anyone she meets, and despite the case being confidential, she blabs about it to everyone within earshot. There is also a completely unexplained (and unconnected) subplot involving "chaos", which eventually leads to a meeting with a group of people living below ground that might as well be a bad trip for all the sense it makes.

Wild perspective changes make it tough to get a sense of the true layout of each area, and some areas can only be found by walking to a specific unmarked location on the screen. And while the voice acting is no doubt intended to convey that in this enlightened future nobody ever raises his voice ever again, it makes the whole experience feel flat and uninvolved.
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vathom7
( 21.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 25. Dezember 2015
Strengths:
- interesting storyline
- thought-provoking sci-fi context in which people are in a hierarchy according to their health and wealth and children are brought up in child development centres to prevent 'neurosis'
- characters were individuals, voice acting was good
- linear gameplay meaning that you can do what you want when you want to do it
- your gameplay choices affect outcomes

Weaknesses:
- got headaches from squinting at the overly dark scenes
- moving Phoenix around was sometimes difficult
- graphics look poor due to the age of the game
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1stjustman
( 1.5 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 11. November 2015
after up grading my com♥♥♥♥r to window 10 this game just flickers and Steam is unwilling to refund or help with this issue. do not get this game if you are up grading your com♥♥♥♥r to windows 10!!!
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heavydirtysoul
( 15.3 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 2. August 2015
This was a really fun and interesting game - the main character's naive dialogue and British accent makes the game. It was really fun. If you've played the Nancy Drew games from HER interactive - it's very similar to that, but it's third-person and takes place in a future. Save often and interact with your makeup kit when you're pressed for leads.

There were a few annoyances, however.
-clunky gameplay. While your curser usually becomes a hand when hovering over interactive items, items sometime have a small soft spot so it's hard to tell what exactly you can and can't interact with. Also, when moving between screens, sometimes you aren't in the exact spot to move so you're effectively stuck on one screen until you can get your character to activate the next screen.
-while on the topic, the graphics are reminiscent of older Tomb Raider games. If you can't handle older graphics, take a pass at this game.
-confusing passage of time. The game itself will tell you your location and the current time when arriving at a new destination, but you don't have a clock or anything telling you how long you're at a location - sometimes you can visit three people in a day, other times you don't have enough time. But this was a minor inconvience - at the end of the day, it doesn't really matter how long it takes you :) I ended up beating the game twenty days into the investigation.
-Sometimes it is hella confusing what you're supposed to be doing. There's no small map telling you where you can go, but your character is good at being like "nope I don't want to go there." Diary prompts can give you some idea of what to do. Definitely glance through a UPS-Hints walkthrough to give you a better idea of what to do.
-Dialogue. When asking questions, a small prompt gives you a small glimpse of what your character will say, but it can be hard to steer the conversation where you want it to go.

All in all, it has a few annoyances, but a kick-butt female lead character who is charming in her own right makes the game totally worth it. I ended with a 93 HDI, Nix would be so envious ;)
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Pedda
( 20.7 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 28. Juli 2015
Ein insgesamt durchschnittliches Point & Click-Spiel. Positiv ist die interessante Story, das einfach verständliche Gameplay und der Soundtrack. Mittelmäßig dagegen ist nur die Grafik. Auch wenn das Spiel 2007 erschien, ist die Grafik für diesen Zeitpunkt veraltet.
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Chevalier de la Saucisse
( 44.6 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 16. März 2015
An interesting adventure game featuring a well-constructed sci-fi (anti-)utopia world, with many subtle worldbuilding details. The difficulty is on the easy side, but not insultingly easy.
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tekhedd
( 28.1 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 9. Februar 2015
There is much delicious sarcasm and humor in this game. Buy it now.

too short; was expecting to read more version follows:

This is science fiction at its best, but also great dramatic writing, and a well planned and executed adventure game at the most basic level. No, it's not perfect.

The game studios that spend a fortune trying to be "cinematic" by filling a game cut scenes full of explosions, QTEs, and embarrassed A list actors should play Culpa Innata. This is a game consisting of three things: point and click adventure game exploring, interesting but not-too-difficult puzzles, and lots and lots of conversations. And it works beautifully. The game gently but inexorably pulls you forward into the next part of the plot, with just enough "game" to keep you involved and gentle hints presented in your diary and from friends in ways that don't feel like hints. The shocker is that the conversations are the best part.

I have never been so engaged in a video game conversation. Great writing (humor! sarcasm!), strong acting, well chosen camera angles and facial expressions that (while a bit mechanical if you think too much about it) artfully telegraph believable hints, the list of things done right in the conversation scenes is getting tedious isn't it? I am occasionally reminded I am in a game, but I frequently forget as well. It's not perfect, but it works.

The engine isn't perfect, but you forget that. Textures sometimes remind me of games 10 years older, the camera angles are well done but sometimes a bit jarring. The conversations have a slightly odd timing that sometimes reminds you you're playing a game, and twice I would have been stuck on puzzles without a little help from the internet. None of these things seriously get in the way of the game or my enjoyment of it, though.

The game world is a Utopia; all utopia stories are really dystopia stories. This one is presented neutrally, though, and you are left to draw your own conclusions about a successful society based on an entirely selfish ideal. This creates a new context for the conversations you will be having, which are at the same time very normal and strangely alien. Sometimes I think everyone I am interviewing is lying to me. Sometimes I think everyone in this society is faking it. Sometimes I ask the right question and get an immense sense of satisfaction.

Towards the end, you sometimes get railroaded along the plot without many options. Also, if you miss one of the "things to do", you can end up killing time in the days because of that mechanic that only lets you waste so much of a person's time per day. You can't get stuck, but you can lose, and man is it annoying to see that smug little jerk beat you to the punch after 28 hours of investigation! :)

Finally, the music is great. It injects moods into different scenes. It ranges from "this is good video game background music" to "must learn the name of this downtempo track so I can buy it". I haven't yet been tempted to turn off the music and play out-of-game tunes yet.

Absolutely recommended with no reservations. Many thanks to some random person in the forums whose name I have forgotten that recommended this and led to its purchase.
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archcorenth
( 0.3 Std. insgesamt )
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Verfasst: 9. Februar 2015
Get the uncut version on Adventure Gamers instead. Steam should tell people before they buy if their games are censored.
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hermetico
( 0.3 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 27. Januar 2015
It doesnt seem a bad game but, looks and feel really odd.
Too odd for nowadays.
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paintbrushpuke
( 1.5 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 26. Januar 2015
After finishing my first playthrough, I wanted more! Would've definitely played the sequel if there was one (for real, what a bummer it was to find out the follow up just died in production).

The game has many good points, as long as your expectations are reasonable. The setting and story might seem a little lack-luster, but that's only because it was supposed to be something of a introduction into this world. Still, the plot is juicy enough to keep you invested, and the characters within quite enjoyable. Sometimes you want to interact "incorrectly" with them just to hear what they say next.

Another plus for me was the difficulty level of the puzzles. Some of them were quite tricky, and I admit to looking up a few pointers online, but not frustrating enough to make me stop playing. There was a genuine sense of satisfaction that I got when figuring things out that triggers even more interesting facts and possible scenarios in the game. Being a detective in this quirky but cool Sci-Fi world is actually fun! Who knew?
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[Spectnaz]Dredd
( 23.8 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 20. Januar 2015
TLDR is assigned to the right mouse button. Use it carefully - it is OP.

PS. Game is above average point and click quest.
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ros
( 29.7 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 4. Januar 2015
This is a great first part of what should have been a series.

Culpa Innata is set in the near future in a society that most of us would find very alien. The main character is an officer given the task of investigating a murder which is an event so rare in this world that everyone doen't really know how to start.

The best thing about this game is the detail of the setting. 'The World Union' where the main character lives and works is a society different to any of our own. In the game you not only carry out your investigation but interact with friends and colleagues to get a proper feel of what being in such a society might be like. There's also a lot of reference to the countries not absorbed by this society and how things are different. The writers have done an excellent job of giving a richly detailed picture of this world.

The main negative point of this game is that it is part 1 of 2 but part 2 never got produced. The principal aim of the game (ie solve the murder) is resolved nicely but so many more interesting questions appear on the way but never get answered. Very frustrating.

Other important points:

Gameplay: The game is highly non-linear. There are day cycles and you can only fit a certain number of things into each day but other than that the choice is very free. This makes the game DIFFICULT, particularly if you can't find a trigger for an event.

Puzzles: A nice balance of dialogue/persuasion, logic puzzles and inventory use.

Visuals: The 3D environments are well rendered but nothing very special.

Voice Acting: Very good on the whole with a few terrible accents.

Music: A futuristic dystopian nightmare. I turned it down when I could.
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
silentdimond
( 23.6 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 27. Dezember 2014
amazing game, I hope more games like this come out on steam in future.
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dperry260
( 24.0 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 20. November 2014
Oldie but a goodie. I agree with some of the negative reviews, but over all the game is playable and entertaining for it's age. Ten dollars is a bit much for such an old version tho and there was supposed to be a sequel for this one that never got out. Prey suffered the same fate I guess. I give it a thumbs up for GP and I, personally, like the game and will play it again, eventhough I've ran through it quite a few times.
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The_Lunch_Lady
( 4.4 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 28. Oktober 2014
"The best adventure since Blade Runner for me." Gotta agree with this guy. This game is amazing. Great story (based on a book, if I recall correctly), nice characters, interesting puzzles, multiple endings (based on our choices). World Union (where the game takes place) reminds me a lot of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World.

As for the graphics, for a game that old I don't even think they're bad. Just a warning: see those black bars on the screenshots? Game doesn't run in widescreen. But the story is so amazing that, believe me, you won't even remember that after playing it for 30 minutes

If you're a fan of adventure games and a good, solid sci-fi story, give this game a chance. I don't think you'll regret it

For those wondering about those merely 4.4 hour of gameplay on my profile, Steam version is cut (it lacks a few sex scenes, like Fahrenheit), so I grabbed the full version elsewhere, and that's the one I've been playing
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gavweb123
( 3.5 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 7. Juli 2014
for a mystery adventure game it was boring coridors were two long everything was too far away from each other and you spend more time walking and running half the time in circles rather than solveing the case only those who the patiance of a saint can put up with this game personal rating 1/10 and thats being generous
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tnzk
( 1.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 18. April 2014
A conspiracy theorist's wet dream. Your worst nightmare.

Charming debut vibe though.
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16.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 11. Mai
I love this game. It's surprising that it wasn't more advertised in its time. I read that some compared it to the longest journey( which I also loved) and that culpa innate won out over it...
It's got a few glitches, being an older game but the story alone is enough to keep it at the top of excellent, engrossing pure adventure games.
It CAN be confusing at first and I recommend having a walkthrough handy . But it's worth sticking with and indeed playing over, as there are so many avenues available in this non linear game that it can seem like a new game upon replaying.
Some of the graphics and animations might seem dated, but one can see that much effort went into the people's faces; these are remarkable. I found myself replaying levels just to see the amazing expressions . Similarly the voice acting is very good; especially that of Phoenix and her boss Dagmar Morresson.
The story has at least two avenues; the first time I played, I could access the second theme, but last time , I must have missed something, as the story finished seemingly early. If you like science fiction, and murder mysteries and talking to interesting people, you will like this game.
I recommend this game!
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21.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 25. Dezember 2015
Strengths:
- interesting storyline
- thought-provoking sci-fi context in which people are in a hierarchy according to their health and wealth and children are brought up in child development centres to prevent 'neurosis'
- characters were individuals, voice acting was good
- linear gameplay meaning that you can do what you want when you want to do it
- your gameplay choices affect outcomes

Weaknesses:
- got headaches from squinting at the overly dark scenes
- moving Phoenix around was sometimes difficult
- graphics look poor due to the age of the game
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20.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28. Juli 2015
Ein insgesamt durchschnittliches Point & Click-Spiel. Positiv ist die interessante Story, das einfach verständliche Gameplay und der Soundtrack. Mittelmäßig dagegen ist nur die Grafik. Auch wenn das Spiel 2007 erschien, ist die Grafik für diesen Zeitpunkt veraltet.
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0.3 Std. insgesamt
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Verfasst: 9. Februar 2015
Get the uncut version on Adventure Gamers instead. Steam should tell people before they buy if their games are censored.
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48.8 Std. insgesamt
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Verfasst: 31. Dezember 2010
The best adventure since Blade Runner for me. You do not use your mouse to check every pixel for that one thing you miss. Instead you have to decide how to talk to people, what to mention, what to hide, how to proceed.
You don't have to find *the* right solution. You find *your* solution.
I got hooked by this one.
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38.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 5. Dezember 2013
This is really a very unique adventure game, I play adventure games since the 80's and i am very amazed with this one. The game is full of realistic dialogs and interesting characters. I am guessing over 15 hours of dialogs are in the game. Only downside is, the graphics are a bit low quality and pathing is confusing. I wish a sequel is made.

I strongly advice this game to adventure gamers.
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4.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28. Oktober 2014
"The best adventure since Blade Runner for me." Gotta agree with this guy. This game is amazing. Great story (based on a book, if I recall correctly), nice characters, interesting puzzles, multiple endings (based on our choices). World Union (where the game takes place) reminds me a lot of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World.

As for the graphics, for a game that old I don't even think they're bad. Just a warning: see those black bars on the screenshots? Game doesn't run in widescreen. But the story is so amazing that, believe me, you won't even remember that after playing it for 30 minutes

If you're a fan of adventure games and a good, solid sci-fi story, give this game a chance. I don't think you'll regret it

For those wondering about those merely 4.4 hour of gameplay on my profile, Steam version is cut (it lacks a few sex scenes, like Fahrenheit), so I grabbed the full version elsewhere, and that's the one I've been playing
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24.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20. November 2014
Oldie but a goodie. I agree with some of the negative reviews, but over all the game is playable and entertaining for it's age. Ten dollars is a bit much for such an old version tho and there was supposed to be a sequel for this one that never got out. Prey suffered the same fate I guess. I give it a thumbs up for GP and I, personally, like the game and will play it again, eventhough I've ran through it quite a few times.
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28.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27. Dezember 2011
This is a pretty good futuristic adventure game. While I did play it with a general walkthrough you could definitely finish it without one. The thing I liked most about it is that unlike the old-school adventure games (King's Quest, Space Quest, etc.) you can't really bork your game by not picking something up that you will need 5 hours later. Definitely one that I would recommend to adventure fans, and depending on your patience, a pretty good one for others as well.
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29.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 4. Januar 2015
This is a great first part of what should have been a series.

Culpa Innata is set in the near future in a society that most of us would find very alien. The main character is an officer given the task of investigating a murder which is an event so rare in this world that everyone doen't really know how to start.

The best thing about this game is the detail of the setting. 'The World Union' where the main character lives and works is a society different to any of our own. In the game you not only carry out your investigation but interact with friends and colleagues to get a proper feel of what being in such a society might be like. There's also a lot of reference to the countries not absorbed by this society and how things are different. The writers have done an excellent job of giving a richly detailed picture of this world.

The main negative point of this game is that it is part 1 of 2 but part 2 never got produced. The principal aim of the game (ie solve the murder) is resolved nicely but so many more interesting questions appear on the way but never get answered. Very frustrating.

Other important points:

Gameplay: The game is highly non-linear. There are day cycles and you can only fit a certain number of things into each day but other than that the choice is very free. This makes the game DIFFICULT, particularly if you can't find a trigger for an event.

Puzzles: A nice balance of dialogue/persuasion, logic puzzles and inventory use.

Visuals: The 3D environments are well rendered but nothing very special.

Voice Acting: Very good on the whole with a few terrible accents.

Music: A futuristic dystopian nightmare. I turned it down when I could.
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2.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29. Juni 2012
At first glance it is just an ugly adventure game from some unknown Turkish developer. So why is it in my recomendation? Because of that world, which is presented. This isn't game for kids. In fact, it's really grim game full of politics and distopian visions and if you give it a chance, it can definitely surprise you...
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5.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 11. Juli 2013
Open-ended detective drama about a libertarian dystopia. Some of the puzzles are awful, but it's one of the most unique adventure games you'll ever find.
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70.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 26. Juni 2011
One of my All-Time favorite adventure/puzzle type games. You play as World-Union Peace Officer Phoenix Wallis. It's a classic point-click adventure with plenty of puzzles to solve, but it does not stop there: The game also offers fantastic details and graphic animation for all it's many characters throughout the game. There is a lot of dialog between everyone and they all have stories to share about life in the world union as well as facts relating to your murder mystery. Some point-click adventurs are little more than just a set of puzzles, with very little actual interaction with characters and the world: This game is different! Not only will it test you with puzzles: but you'll get to have quite a large number of conversations with everyone you meet.

Over all this is a VERY good game and well worth the price.
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Verfasst: 27. September 2011
Despite the so-so graphics, it's one of the most interesting adventure game offerings of the past decade. Also, Culpa Innata manages to weave an authentic sci-fi story (and world) - no fluff.
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22.4 Std. insgesamt
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Verfasst: 4. Juli 2011
Great adventure game. Perfect storyline and characters. Graphics are a bit outdated but if you're really an adventure game fan, you probably would not care for that.
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44.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 16. März 2015
An interesting adventure game featuring a well-constructed sci-fi (anti-)utopia world, with many subtle worldbuilding details. The difficulty is on the easy side, but not insultingly easy.
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23.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27. Dezember 2014
amazing game, I hope more games like this come out on steam in future.
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28.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 9. Februar 2015
There is much delicious sarcasm and humor in this game. Buy it now.

too short; was expecting to read more version follows:

This is science fiction at its best, but also great dramatic writing, and a well planned and executed adventure game at the most basic level. No, it's not perfect.

The game studios that spend a fortune trying to be "cinematic" by filling a game cut scenes full of explosions, QTEs, and embarrassed A list actors should play Culpa Innata. This is a game consisting of three things: point and click adventure game exploring, interesting but not-too-difficult puzzles, and lots and lots of conversations. And it works beautifully. The game gently but inexorably pulls you forward into the next part of the plot, with just enough "game" to keep you involved and gentle hints presented in your diary and from friends in ways that don't feel like hints. The shocker is that the conversations are the best part.

I have never been so engaged in a video game conversation. Great writing (humor! sarcasm!), strong acting, well chosen camera angles and facial expressions that (while a bit mechanical if you think too much about it) artfully telegraph believable hints, the list of things done right in the conversation scenes is getting tedious isn't it? I am occasionally reminded I am in a game, but I frequently forget as well. It's not perfect, but it works.

The engine isn't perfect, but you forget that. Textures sometimes remind me of games 10 years older, the camera angles are well done but sometimes a bit jarring. The conversations have a slightly odd timing that sometimes reminds you you're playing a game, and twice I would have been stuck on puzzles without a little help from the internet. None of these things seriously get in the way of the game or my enjoyment of it, though.

The game world is a Utopia; all utopia stories are really dystopia stories. This one is presented neutrally, though, and you are left to draw your own conclusions about a successful society based on an entirely selfish ideal. This creates a new context for the conversations you will be having, which are at the same time very normal and strangely alien. Sometimes I think everyone I am interviewing is lying to me. Sometimes I think everyone in this society is faking it. Sometimes I ask the right question and get an immense sense of satisfaction.

Towards the end, you sometimes get railroaded along the plot without many options. Also, if you miss one of the "things to do", you can end up killing time in the days because of that mechanic that only lets you waste so much of a person's time per day. You can't get stuck, but you can lose, and man is it annoying to see that smug little jerk beat you to the punch after 28 hours of investigation! :)

Finally, the music is great. It injects moods into different scenes. It ranges from "this is good video game background music" to "must learn the name of this downtempo track so I can buy it". I haven't yet been tempted to turn off the music and play out-of-game tunes yet.

Absolutely recommended with no reservations. Many thanks to some random person in the forums whose name I have forgotten that recommended this and led to its purchase.
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1.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 26. Januar 2015
After finishing my first playthrough, I wanted more! Would've definitely played the sequel if there was one (for real, what a bummer it was to find out the follow up just died in production).

The game has many good points, as long as your expectations are reasonable. The setting and story might seem a little lack-luster, but that's only because it was supposed to be something of a introduction into this world. Still, the plot is juicy enough to keep you invested, and the characters within quite enjoyable. Sometimes you want to interact "incorrectly" with them just to hear what they say next.

Another plus for me was the difficulty level of the puzzles. Some of them were quite tricky, and I admit to looking up a few pointers online, but not frustrating enough to make me stop playing. There was a genuine sense of satisfaction that I got when figuring things out that triggers even more interesting facts and possible scenarios in the game. Being a detective in this quirky but cool Sci-Fi world is actually fun! Who knew?
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15.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 2. August 2015
This was a really fun and interesting game - the main character's naive dialogue and British accent makes the game. It was really fun. If you've played the Nancy Drew games from HER interactive - it's very similar to that, but it's third-person and takes place in a future. Save often and interact with your makeup kit when you're pressed for leads.

There were a few annoyances, however.
-clunky gameplay. While your curser usually becomes a hand when hovering over interactive items, items sometime have a small soft spot so it's hard to tell what exactly you can and can't interact with. Also, when moving between screens, sometimes you aren't in the exact spot to move so you're effectively stuck on one screen until you can get your character to activate the next screen.
-while on the topic, the graphics are reminiscent of older Tomb Raider games. If you can't handle older graphics, take a pass at this game.
-confusing passage of time. The game itself will tell you your location and the current time when arriving at a new destination, but you don't have a clock or anything telling you how long you're at a location - sometimes you can visit three people in a day, other times you don't have enough time. But this was a minor inconvience - at the end of the day, it doesn't really matter how long it takes you :) I ended up beating the game twenty days into the investigation.
-Sometimes it is hella confusing what you're supposed to be doing. There's no small map telling you where you can go, but your character is good at being like "nope I don't want to go there." Diary prompts can give you some idea of what to do. Definitely glance through a UPS-Hints walkthrough to give you a better idea of what to do.
-Dialogue. When asking questions, a small prompt gives you a small glimpse of what your character will say, but it can be hard to steer the conversation where you want it to go.

All in all, it has a few annoyances, but a kick-butt female lead character who is charming in her own right makes the game totally worth it. I ended with a 93 HDI, Nix would be so envious ;)
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