In X-Files: The Game, Fox
interactive attempts to delve into the X-Files mythology in this new
cd adventure. As with all games of any type, this one has its pluses
and it's minuses. On the plus side, Fox managed to include many of
the main stars from the television series, including Gillian Anderson
(Dana Scully), David Duchovny (Fox Mulder), Mitch Pileggi (Walter
Skinner), and The Cigarette Smoking Man (William B. Davis). There are
also cameos by other people form the series, such as a member from
the Lone Gunmen, and the mysterious informant known as X.
The game play goes pretty
much as follows: click around on everything and win. Now don't get me
wrong, I actually did enjoy this game. However, if you are looking
for a strong adventure game, you might want to look elsewhere. This
is designed more for X-Files casual gamers than hard core gamers.
The video is some of the
best I have ever seen on non DVD, and really enhances the feeling and
atmosphere. However, just like the rest of the game, you just click
on all the choices to see all the videos. The game seemed to have a
very small amout of ingenuity packaged into this title. X-Files the
game only took fifteen hours to finish, and left me wanting more. For
7 cds, it seemed quite short.
As for the sound, there is
hardly any music or any ambiance through the game. This was one of
the biggest letdowns for me, as the music is what helps set the
atmosphere in the television show. Yet, the digital voiceovers done
by the cast of the X-Files is top notch. You can hear the sea wind
blowing by you when you are near the shore, you can hear the dripping
of water in abandoned buildings, and other nice touches.
you're an X-Files fan and like adventure games, you might be a
little let down, but you will still find yourself enjoying the
predictable, but still entertaining plot.