She Sees Red
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Each walkthrough takes 30-35 minutes, but total video running time is about 90 minutes.
There's been a strange murder in a night club. A detective is doing her best to find the elusive murderer who continues their killing spree leaving abundant evidence behind. Make different choices to affect the plot line and reveal all pieces of the puzzle.
Dynamic and non-linear plot: it's a short but intense story with four possible endings that depend on your choices.
Non-conventional storytelling: different choices lead to different parts of the story. It takes at least two walkthroughs to reveal the whole plot.
Real motion picture: it is a live-action movie presented to you by true professionals.
The game contains two audio tracks: original Russian and dubbed English.
Lip-synching in the dubbed version might not be perfect due to the nature of speech patterns in the original language. If you are not satisfied with the dubbed version, you can always switch to the original Russian version with subtitles (different languages available).
For the domestic producers She Sees Red is certainly a huge step forward. But if you compare this project with other FMV-games like The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker and Her Story, the release of Rhinotales inferior in most parameters. And, of course, the most important drawback - the timing of 35 minutes per walkthrough – it's not so much for a game. However, if you want to try something new and watch an interactive movie with a good story before going to bed, then She Sees Red will be ok.
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Well-acted and with an intriguing story, She Sees Red is a short FMV game that fans of the genre are sure to enjoy. But do yourself a favour and play it in a few sittings, because without a way to skip past scenes, it can be a pretty painful slog to see the game’s four endings.