Before playing RTFM! (Read The Frakking Manual)
There are no hand-holding tutorials in this game, it expected you to read the manual before diving in or referencing it when you didn't know how to preform an action.
Manual is in Steam Folder so read it before you play.
Don't let my Steam time fool you, I actually bought this game when it was new (And on 4 CD's if I remember correctly, I think I still have them somewhere). I have played this game from beginning to end multiple times and for its time, it was an amazing game. It hasn't aged the best and could do with a remastering that's for sure, but it still has all the classic difficulty and random scary moments (which now seem a bit tame) which gave it the charm I fell in love with.
- Excellent story
- Wonderful Puzzles
- The mix of Point & Click and FPS is a refreshing change
- Challenging without being impossible
- Does not hold your hand (you can spend hours trying to figure out a simple puzzle because you missed an item earlier in the level, which is wonderful!)
- Those FMV sequences are wonderful despite the aged quality
- Controls cannot be remapped in game
- Mouse is super wonky (it was designed around ball mice, so optical mice go nuts on it, lower your dpi if possible)
- The resolution is pretty bad
- Sound levels aren't normalized and can sometimes be a bit much on headphones.
I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a classic game with some excellent story and a very unique feel. I will probably finish this game again. However, one thing everyone should do is remap their keys, as the default keyset is pretty bad (though old school players will fall into it pretty quick). For a game that's almost two decades old, it hasn't lost its charm, even if the graphics are dated.