When a series of gruesome murders shake a small town after a strange aristocrat dies and his body goes missing, rumors of a supernatural monster abound. In life Sir William was known to be a cruel and evil man, rumored to be the murderer behind many unsolved crimes.
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Cuando una serie de dantescos asesinatos sacuden un pequeño pueblo tras la muerte de un extraño aristócrata cuyo cuerpo ha desaparecido, se desatan numerosos rumores sobre un monstruo sobrenatural. En vida, Sir William era conocido como un hombre cruel y malvado, se rumoreaba que era era el autor de varios crímenes y asesinatos sin resolver. Pero ahora que está muerto, esta nueva oleada de crímenes tiene a toda la aldea temblando de terror, hasta el punto de que algunos habitantes ya han huido. La policía local está fuera de sí y no han hecho ningún progreso en la resolución de los crímenes. El detective Briscol, un hombre de lógica y principios, y Timothy Moor, un inmigrante pobre convertido en un ladrón de poca monta, forman una peculiar pareja para resolver estos terribles crímenes. Alternando entre los dos papeles, los jugadores deberán investigar estos extraños sucesos y revelar gradualmente un oscuro secreto.

Características principales:

  • Experimenta el apasionante misterio de los asesinatos desde perspectivas diferentes.
  • Más de 80 lugares para explorar.
  • Más de 25 personajes con los que interactuar.
  • Gráficos con calidad cinematográfica.
  • ¡Una historia que NUNCA OLVIDARÁS!

Requisitos del sistema

    Mínimo:
    • SO: Windows 7 / Vista / XP SP 2
    • Procesador: Single Core a 2.5 GHz
    • Memoria: 1 GB de RAM
    • Gráficos: Gráfica 3D con 128 MB de VRAM (GeForce 6600 / Radeon 9600 o superior)
    • Versión de DirectX®: 9.0c o posterior
    • Disco Duro: 3 GB de espacio libre
    • Sonido: Dispositivo compatible con DirectX
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JonesR
( 14.6 h registradas )
Publicado el 4 de junio
Alter Ego seems like a decent point & click adventure where you play two different characters that ultimately cross paths. The dialog ends up being quite dry and slow ending up making the game quite boring. I honestly fell asleep in my chair playing this game on at least 2 occasions. It's got a Sherlock Holmes detective vibe to it which kept it mildly interesting, but reaching the end just left me completely baffled. It's like they didn't have the time, resources, or money to finish the game so they just make an executive decision to end it prematurely. I'm still left with a bad taste in my mouth. Seriously, that's it?
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Niriel
( 13.3 h registradas )
Publicado el 20 de mayo
Victorian England was not pretty, it was a time of filth and poverty, of racism and sexism, with a cast system that was not official but was nontheless inescapable. This game perfectly restores that feeling; the two main protagonists are very far from out 21st politically-correct century. The beautiful landscapes really solidify this grim atmosphere.

The gameplay follows the Point-and-Click adventure genre, with subtle differences. Some actions will not be possible, or will have different outcomes, depending on what actions you have performed earlier. This makes you re-visit and re-explore places and items that you've already seen. In exchange, items and locations will simply cease to become clickable once you are done with them, encouraging you to focus your efforts where it matters. This keeps the possibility space small enough to avoid getting completely stuck. Important: sometimes, you will need to time your actions properly; for example you will have to wait for someone to look away in order to succeed in your action.

The UI is slightly inconsistent, but in no way game-breaking. I also noticed some unfortunate typos that cannot be attributed to the poor language of the characters. One extra layer of polish would have been nice, but the story usually captures you again very quickly and you don't remain bothered by it.

The story surprised me a few times. I used my meta-game knowledge to predict what was going on, only to realize later that I was wrong. It breaks a lot of tropes. It's hard to say more without spoiling, but I consider it a good thing.

It took me ten hours to finish the game (I've got 13 hours recorded because I had to restart playing on another computer after three hours, there is no sync to store your saves on the cloud). There were no silly puzzles; some puzzles were there just for the sake of being puzzles, but all had a reasonable solution.

Overall, I had a pleasant experience, in a dark and creepy way.
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4NG3R
( 9.0 h registradas )
Publicado el 29 de abril
Good story but disappointed at end...
Slow gameplay
graphics are not too bad....
would recommend it
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J0aN_
( 12.1 h registradas )
Publicado el 21 de marzo
BUENA AVENTURA GRÁFICA. AUNQUE TIENE UN DIGNO FINAL NEGRO LA HISTORIA DABA PARA MUCHO MÁS.
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Faudraline
( 8.9 h registradas )
Publicado el 13 de marzo
As an interesting and somewhat successful adventure game, Alter Ego is the last video game made by Czech developer team, Future Games which we were familiar from the first game in The Black Mirror series. The studio was closed in 2011 due to financial problems after the release of this last game - which was also the probable underlying reason behind the abrupt ending we have here.

19th century, Plymouth. The city is shaken with the untimely death of Sir William, a deformed young noble with a handful of speculations running about his nature in the newspapers. At the time his funeral is being arranged, the swindler and street rat Timothy Moor comes to the city on a cargo carrier as a stowaway, apprehended by sailors. He manages to escape to find his childhood friend Brian for a job, only to find himself in an uncanny intrigue concerning Sir William himself. Following Tim's misfortune, Detective Briscol - who has just started his first day on the job, investigating a disturbance in the cemetery just after the funeral - becomes a part of the same uncanny intrigue as well. As the story progresses, our unlikely heroes will cross paths to try and shed some light into the dreadful business.

Spoilers for the following paragraph! Firstly, the storyline - being interesting enough during the game - closes up with a dark and unsatisfactory ending; leaving many loose ends which results with the unnecessary demise of our heroes. It is wrapped and misconcluded badly, with stupid mistakes on our "brilliant" main heroes' part. The last dialogue between our main heroes is misguiding and uncharacteristic, screaming out "we couldn't end the game as we intended to due to budget problems". The whole experience is as good as it lasts, but by the last 10 minutes of the game, you'll be disappointed if you'll be expecting an interesting conclusion.

Our main characters on the other hand, are intriguing and well written antiheroes rather than benevolent defenders of justice. They are successfully portrayed with their inner monologues displayed for the player, to reveal some truth to their nature aside their demeanor. They have severe character flaws, somewhat foul natures and an incredible amount of vanity; eventually resulting with their own downfall. Very humane and very well-done.

Graphics are made in AGDC, resulting in a successfully grim atmosphere with grayish colors dominating the century. Environment design is probably one of the upsides of the game, alongside an especially satisfactory voice acting with proper accents of the time. Character interactions and facial features are also appreciable. As an adventure game, Alter Ego is nothing extraordinary though. There are hardly any puzzles or actual item combinations. Items themselves are pretty obvious to encounter and gather too. As a mystery and crime investigation game though, it sure is noteworthy - especially the parts where we play as detective Bristol: gathering clues, interrogating witnesses and trying to guess the logic behind occurrences. The parts with Tim rely on story progression rather than mystery mainly and presents loose ends for detective Briscol eventually.

If you are to keep your expectations limited, Alter Ego is a nice experience with a really lame ending. It has some imaginative ideas, good character builds and a potentially interesting story if only it would be displayed a bit more elaborately. If you stumble upon it on a decent sale, why not?

Please also check out Lady Storyteller's Curator page here - follow for regular updates on reviews for other games!
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Sh!tEater
( 12.9 h registradas )
Publicado el 13 de marzo
A point and click game set in a comfy Victorian England. At most this game is pretty atmospheric when the crude animations and sub-standard 3d models can be overlooked. Story proressions was good, but ending was really abrupt, wish there was multiple endings. Casual time filler which can be beat in 10 hours.
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leanne7frisby
( 11.1 h registradas )
Publicado el 6 de marzo
abit random
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BatGirlJack
( 7.2 h registradas )
Publicado el 4 de marzo
The story is definitely the main focus of this game. Playing as two different protagonists, each very well designed with near opposite personalities and extravagant character flaws, yet manage to be extremely engaging while still dis-likable. Easy to play, good controls, characters can run and it'll auto-jump to the next screen.

Two complaints, though they cotain minor spoilers.
One major annoyance is that the dialogue keeps referring to the main dead character being buried alive. Buried alive...buried alive...over and over. But he was never buried alive. He was entombed. Above ground, in a tomb. Ugggg.

Also WTF happened to the ending. The whole time the story builds towards some alter ego/jeykll hyde type reveal but then ends up going no where. No where at all. There was no ending. Blah!!!


Yet, aside from the above two complaints I still really enjoyed this game. I had fun and I'm glad I played it. Totally worth whatever cheapie sale price for which I'm sure it was bought.
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5960xNvidiaGamer (Lee)
( 2.7 h registradas )
Publicado el 26 de febrero
Old style tough point and click game, this is the kind of pnc game where a person can be stuck for weeks, a proper pnc. Really enjoying this so far, brilliant storyline and an excellent game.
For me 8.5/10
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keunsoft
( 35.9 h registradas )
Publicado el 18 de febrero
Excellent game, at least I enjoyed it very much. Nice story line. Very good graphics except for minor object handling videos, but that has no effect on the gameplay whatsoever. Think logically and you'll do well in this game.
PS. Sorry, can anyone bring back the dog to the manor, I forgot him outside the graveyard in the rain...
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Alter Ego seems like a decent point & click adventure where you play two different characters that ultimately cross paths. The dialog ends up being quite dry and slow ending up making the game quite boring. I honestly fell asleep in my chair playing this game on at least 2 occasions. It's got a Sherlock Holmes detective vibe to it which kept it mildly interesting, but reaching the end just left me completely baffled. It's like they didn't have the time, resources, or money to finish the game so they just make an executive decision to end it prematurely. I'm still left with a bad taste in my mouth. Seriously, that's it?
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Publicado el 19 de mayo de 2014
Aventura corta y facilona para los principiantes en el mundo (atención, que me invento palabra) "aventuragraficajueguil". Si no te ha explotado ningún ojo ni te han aumentado las dioptrías, podemos continuar: "Alter Ego" es una aventura sin nada que aportar al mundo de las aventuras gráficas, y condenada a compartir su futuro con el de los concursantes de Gran Hermano u Operación Triunfo: el olvido más absoluto.
Con esto no quiero decir que sea un aborto de juego. Yo lo disfruté, pero una vez me lo he pasado, ya casi ni lo recuerdo, y os prometo que no he recibido ningún golpe en el cráneo. Creo...
Los escenarios están chulos, en 2D, pero los personajes, así como sus movimientos (en 3D) son de baja estofa. Da igual la acción que hagas o el objeto que uses, que el personaje siempre realizará el mismo movimiento. Por supuesto, con las manos vacías, porque modelar un objeto en 3D para este juego sabemos que necesita años de trabajo y millones de euros de presupuesto.
Además de esto, el juego es facilón. En algunos lugares sólo puedes explorar dos o tres cosas, y algunas de ellas pasan a "inactivas" cuando ya las has explorado. Es decir, que sí o sí sabes dónde tienes que hacer clic.
La historia no está mal, pero el final es malo entre los malos, y precipitado.
En definitiva, un producto más dentro de la categoría "ni fu ni fa" que nos puede entretener una tarde.

¿Cómo te pones a analizar un juego que admites que has olvidado? He recurrido a mi palacio mental... Bah, en serio. Me lo acabé hace 2 días, así que algo me acuerdo.
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Publicado el 19 de septiembre de 2015
Aventura point & click de ritmo lento. Es muy sencilla y relativamente corta. La historia se desarrolla un poco a trompicones, y el final es deleznable.

Recomendado si se pilla muy barato. Y si no, pasando.
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As an interesting and somewhat successful adventure game, Alter Ego is the last video game made by Czech developer team, Future Games which we were familiar from the first game in The Black Mirror series. The studio was closed in 2011 due to financial problems after the release of this last game - which was also the probable underlying reason behind the abrupt ending we have here.

19th century, Plymouth. The city is shaken with the untimely death of Sir William, a deformed young noble with a handful of speculations running about his nature in the newspapers. At the time his funeral is being arranged, the swindler and street rat Timothy Moor comes to the city on a cargo carrier as a stowaway, apprehended by sailors. He manages to escape to find his childhood friend Brian for a job, only to find himself in an uncanny intrigue concerning Sir William himself. Following Tim's misfortune, Detective Briscol - who has just started his first day on the job, investigating a disturbance in the cemetery just after the funeral - becomes a part of the same uncanny intrigue as well. As the story progresses, our unlikely heroes will cross paths to try and shed some light into the dreadful business.

Spoilers for the following paragraph! Firstly, the storyline - being interesting enough during the game - closes up with a dark and unsatisfactory ending; leaving many loose ends which results with the unnecessary demise of our heroes. It is wrapped and misconcluded badly, with stupid mistakes on our "brilliant" main heroes' part. The last dialogue between our main heroes is misguiding and uncharacteristic, screaming out "we couldn't end the game as we intended to due to budget problems". The whole experience is as good as it lasts, but by the last 10 minutes of the game, you'll be disappointed if you'll be expecting an interesting conclusion.

Our main characters on the other hand, are intriguing and well written antiheroes rather than benevolent defenders of justice. They are successfully portrayed with their inner monologues displayed for the player, to reveal some truth to their nature aside their demeanor. They have severe character flaws, somewhat foul natures and an incredible amount of vanity; eventually resulting with their own downfall. Very humane and very well-done.

Graphics are made in AGDC, resulting in a successfully grim atmosphere with grayish colors dominating the century. Environment design is probably one of the upsides of the game, alongside an especially satisfactory voice acting with proper accents of the time. Character interactions and facial features are also appreciable. As an adventure game, Alter Ego is nothing extraordinary though. There are hardly any puzzles or actual item combinations. Items themselves are pretty obvious to encounter and gather too. As a mystery and crime investigation game though, it sure is noteworthy - especially the parts where we play as detective Bristol: gathering clues, interrogating witnesses and trying to guess the logic behind occurrences. The parts with Tim rely on story progression rather than mystery mainly and presents loose ends for detective Briscol eventually.

If you are to keep your expectations limited, Alter Ego is a nice experience with a really lame ending. It has some imaginative ideas, good character builds and a potentially interesting story if only it would be displayed a bit more elaborately. If you stumble upon it on a decent sale, why not?

Please also check out Lady Storyteller's Curator page here - follow for regular updates on reviews for other games!
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Publicado el 16 de julio de 2014
This is not a yes, it's at best a "maybe". If it's discounted and/or you're a big fan of slow, linear point&click adventures of the detective mystery variety, and if you come to it with low expectations, it can offer you some entertaining hours.

It's obviously a low budget game, technically lacking, very linear, quite old-fashioned, with logical puzzles that offer zero challenge but also zero frustration. And I use the world puzzles very liberally here, most of the time you point, you click, the story moves on. It is also very sloooooow. Seriously, everything is slow: the story, the movements of the characters, the time it takes for clicks to register - this is one for people with patience, and if you can't deal with that stay well away, you'll hate it.

The overall atmosphere is probably the best part of this game. The other big positive for me is the attempt to describe the detective process in a relatively "realistic" way for the police detectives of the era, or at least their fictional counterparts. I found the characters entertaining, however they're both rather antiheroes than heroes, and not always portrayed in a positive light, and I expect not everyone will like that. The visuals are allright and fit the mood, the sound is barely there but not annoying and the voice acting is decent enough for this kind of budget. The story itself isn't good, isn't bad. Imagine a paperback period detective mystery, a bit of a guilty pleasure with no real substance. However, the ending is bafflingly unfulfilling. The game ends very abrubtly right in the thick of things - I actually thought I hit a bug. That alone may have warranted a downvote, but truth be told I had very low expectations of this game, and the hours I spent with it were pleasurable, so my approach was... oh well, I had fun while it lasted.

Conclusion: There are tones of better point & clicks out there. But if you like these types of games and get it cheap, this is not a bad way to spend a relaxed summer afternoon. Think cold drink in one hand, mouse in the other, minimal thinking required. ;)
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Publicado el 27 de noviembre de 2013
Just finished it and I wanted to warn people that want to buy this game.

I would not consider this game "good" but decent. It could easily have been a great title but there are many things very wrong or badly done (mostly because of budget I suppose) like the cinematics and certain animations that are "lifeless" and feels very awkward. But in a point-and-click it isn't a main problem, what you want is a good narration and some mystery to solve. And it delivers in that regard with some really good design of places at the 19th century. I was surprised at how invested I was after a couple hours but that's mostly because I love this style of game and can put aside any type of gameplay to focus on the story. Which has many problems and holes (again probably budget) but still holds up for a decent story.

I still recommand this game but certainly not for 20$ and certainly not to anyone. You must be very patient and already like this style of game. It is better after the first hour but don't expect too much. You should almost buy this with an intent to know how can this type of game can go right and wrong as it is very obvious in this one.

I would say up to 5, maybe 10$ it isn't a steal, but only if you know what you're getting into.
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Publicado el 12 de septiembre de 2015
I was eyeing this game for a long time, and when the price was only around $1.50 CD I snapped it up.

I was glad I had, as I really enjoyed the game, (I had no idea that it was by the same developers as Black Mirror!)

Many good reviews have been written so I will only say that it's really too bad about the ending.
It is most probable that they'd run out of money...
edited; Yes Gingergal I too prefered black mirror ! :)
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8.0 h registradas
Publicado el 16 de enero de 2015
A very good game with great graphic style. The gameplay based on the classic click'n'point interaction and almost all puzzles are inventory based. The voiceovers are all fine except Tim who sounds a bit... dull. Almost all his voiceovers are done in the same tone so it sounds a bit out of place at some points.

The game will be easy for any player that usually plays these type of games and you can easily finish it in 5-7 hours. The story is good - it starts slowly but it picks up later with all the murders. Even though I've read most of the reviews for this game, and even though they all gave it a pretty bad score - the game really is good.

However - the end of the game is really rushed. It does make sense, but the way it's presented is far from what it should be for this type of game. Also - you'll spend the last 30min of gameplay just going from location to location in a very speedy way because (i guess) devs ran out of time or money to make it interactive. The story at that point just rushes up till the point where the detective literally explains everything to you, what was really going on and who was behind the murders. The bad thing about it is that most of the info was never present in the game, or was mentioned very vaguely.

All in all - it's a good game and I recommend it to all adventure lovers
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Publicado el 22 de abril de 2014
Just finished this game. I'm a fan of slow point and click games and I must say, I really enjoyed its classic feel and realstic detective approach. most "gamers" wont like this game, but it offers a great story and enviroment, which is what I play games for. That ending sure was unsatisfying doe
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Publicado el 28 de junio de 2014
I recommend playing through this game but be prepared for a really lame and disappointing ending.

This game plays like Still Life. It's not a puzzle point-and-click, it's a murder mystery, with evidence to collect and use. You play as two different characters, providing two different points of views and adventures. The voice acting was well done, the story (for most of the game) was interesting and engaging, and the difficulty of the game was minimal.

I'm also not a fan of the title and cover art... it's very misdleading. I kept waiting for it to make sense, and in my opinion, it never did.
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