Subject 13 (Console Edition)
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Publisher: ANUMAN INTERACTIVE
SUBJECT 13 is an adventure game developed by Paul Cuisset ('Flashback', 'Future Wars'). It portrays a mysterious universe filled with secret hiding places and a whole range of mechanisms that players will have to discover and activate.
You will take on the role of Franklin Fargo, a discreet Physics teacher. He leads a lonely life after the death of his fiancée, Sophie, killed during a hold-up in which he was the intended target. One morning, he wakes up in the heart of an abandoned underground scientific complex, with just one link to the outside world: a voice referring to him as 'SUBJECT 13'. His goal is to escape this place and discover why he was captured.
In SUBJECT 13, you will travel from a decommissioned secret base to an unknown island and other locations to be explored. The game focuses on object manipulation and puzzle solving. You will need to keep your wits about you and your eyes open if you want to take up the challenge.
SUBJECT 13 - TRAILER - PC MAC STEAM - MICROIDS
I feel confident in saying that Subject 13 is adequate and passable to those who enjoy the more open and complicated variety of adventure games, especially for the asking price. For me, the back half's frustration far outweighed all the other things that it had going for it. Adventure games of this kind – of any production value – just don't seem to be my thing.
Subject 13 is certainly not a highly-polished release and its lack of length and abrupt end gives the impression that either this was at one time intended to be a longer experience, or it feels like the first episode of a series. A point and click game certainly doesn’t need to break new ground or be visually stunning, but Subject 13 is disappointing in most respects – even the most basic puzzling mechanics. Kickstarter has brought us some fascinating re-imaginings of classic genre titles, or new, original graphic adventures to play, but Paul Cuisset has regrettably failed to deliver a new classic to add to his resume.