Whispers Of A Machine
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The biggest reason I personally love Whispers is because of its themes. Not only does the game shock players fairly quickly, it then drops a proverbial bomb on them. Players are exposed to themes of creation, technology, religion, terrorism, and relationships. And the way all of these topics are woven into the story is actually quite brilliant. In fact, it is done well enough that I was horrified at the very idea of this game becoming a reality in the future.
Overall Whispers of a Machine is a fun well thought out point and click adventure game. This genre isn't for everyone, but for those who like it, then this is a definite buy.
A very strong point-and-click mystery title that excels in every area, and where each element subtly complements the short but bittersweet narrative.
True to its name, Whispers of a Machine does exactly that: it whispers. Rather than "shouting," with flashy audio-visuals, cool action, and in-your-face storytelling, it uses the humble, grey-haired Adventure Game Studio, to offer something that's far more subtle in its approach. Clifftop Games creation is a simple, yet stunningly well-written, immersive, and all around fun point-and-click adventure game, with a gripping sci-fi plot, and an unwavering focus in its flawless, detective-style gameplay loop. Currently just a hidden gem, this must-have needs you, fellow adventure fan, to spread the word…
Whispers of a Machine is a puzzling enigma, a fascinating story, and a bit of an ugly beast, but well worth your time.
Whispers of a Machine tells a fascinating post-cyberpunk story, where the destiny of the world is decided in the streets of a tiny suburban town. The writing is brilliant, as tense as only a good thriller can be, while the investigation is always stimulating, supported by good gameplay ideas and clever puzzles.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Whispers of a Machine is an original graphic adventure in which the decision making and the variety of dialogues allow a quite wide range of replayability. Although the story hooks and catches, it does not know how to lead to a correct outcome and ends up leaving us a little cold. The cast of voices is very striking and with correct intonations. A game to keep in mind even though it could have been better.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
It’s short, sweet, and although there is the promise for more, is ultimately rewarding.
Whispers of a Machine is a point & click that does not change the genre, but it brings a little more with its system of choices influencing the character of Vera, and the Azur that adapts according to them. Even if the proposed survey remains classic, the mysteries that compose it are complex enough to solicit your brain. If you are a fan of science fiction and this kind of game, it would be a shame to miss the investigation that offers this adventure.
Whispers of a Machine is aimed mostly at adventure game veterans. It has some minor flaws, but all things considered, it's a well done game with a pleasant art style, thoughtfully designed world and some interesting gameplay features.
Review in Czech | Read full review