I have played Afterfall InSanity for a few hours and I decided to give my feedback for this game after a few rounds of gameplay. In the initial part of the story, you will play as the Doctor who takes care of the mental and physical well-being of citizens living in the shelter.
The first part of the mission requires you to find a PDA notebook in the room. The PDA is located in the other room on the white table together with the TV remote. This task seems difficult at first for a newcomer of the game because there are no clues where this PDA is located.
To play this game with some success, you need to use your mouse together with your keyboard. Moving your mouse left and right helps to change the angle of your view of the character in the game. Moving forward, backwards, left and right requires the keyboard. It requires both instruments to be successful in this game. You can change the game controls by pressing the “ESC” key which brings you to see options where you can choose which keys you like to use for the movement as well as the dodge. Couple of times, you need to examine objects around you by pressing the “E” key on the keyboard. If you want to skip the menu, just press “F”.
There are several checkpoints activated to save your game progress as you move around in the game.
After activating the PDA, you can see there are some game information stored in the PDA. There is also a hacking feature which allows you to bypass certain security doors using your PDA. However, the hacking attempt requires some effort on your part. You need to press a series of up, down, left and right keys to unlock the lock sequence provided by the door.
There are plentiful of chance for you to fight in the game. The weapons used in the fights are usually the objects you pick up while you are on the run from the enemies.
After you unlocked the room, you find yourself talking to a friend who will invite you to the Bar for a drink. Next minute you know, someone is attacking you and you need to defend yourself from the attacks. You pick up the pipe and attack him. There is a finishing blow which you must execute. You need to use the bar to smash his head so he does not come up again. I will rate this game as somewhat violent as after you smash his head, blood will ooze out leaving a mess.
Once you killed the guy at the Bar, the authorities are having you hunted down like a criminal. You need to run and fight at the same time. It is a test of your skills using the mouse with the keyboard at the same time. To fight, you are required to do a left mouse click. The fighting movements are somewhat strange as sometimes, the enemy moves faster than your reaction to move with your keyboard. Hopefully, the game controls can be further improved in the game updates in future.
The music present in the game is of cinematic quality. You will see certain movie narration of how the people around you tell a story why certain things happen before you actually start to move your character in the game. Of course, you can probably skip the animation but you will miss some of the game story.
What I don’t like about this game is that it takes up lots of memory during the playing of the game. I have 4 gig ram available on my windows 7 32 bit operating system and it sometimes will boot into safe mode. For fast gameplay, I suggest you need a 64 bit machine with 4 gig or more ram to play this game.
There are definitely more chances for you to kill someone in this game. I will rate the violence in this game 4 out of 5. The game definitely needs more than 2 hours to complete. I just played for a few hours and I died while I am on the run from the authorities. You can probably complete this game in 4- 5 days time depending on the time you devote on this game.
You can buy this game on Gamersgate for $34.90. If you did pre-order it for $1, you can buy it at half price during the promotion period. The game requires you to explore your surroundings and get into fights most of the time. If this is what you want, you will enjoy the game more than what I did. You can also check out the game at the developers’ page at http://www.afterfall-universe.com.
My ratings for this game:
Graphics: 4 /5
Sound/Music: 4.8 / 5
Addictiveness: 4 / 5
Value for money: 5 / 5
Overall: 4.5 / 5