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Silverload -- Vic Tokai

An unspeakable evil has settled over the quite old-west town of Silverload, and the son of two settlers has now dissapeared. You are a hired bounty hunter who must explore the town, avoiding vampires and werewolves, winning gunfights, and picking up every clue available. Can you save the boy? Can you save yourself? Silverload is from Vic Tokai for the PlayStation.

Ooo, a graphic adventure with tons of spooky atmosphere. Nice stills abound in this game. Which is a good thing because your cursor doesn't highlight hotspots (ie: when you cross a pot you can interact with, the game only displays the text "pot" ). This is an annoyance but not a major flaw. That award would go to the hokey voice acting. Still this game's strength is in its horror storyline which is very cool. Also, the puzzles I encountered were very logical which tends to save a lot of the typical frustration associated with graphic adventures.

Talk about personality. For a graphic adventure, this game has got tons of it. The whole mood of the title is dark and sinister, and if you're into dark stories this is your game. Again, since it is only a graphic adventure the appeal to this game is by default limited, but even if you're not a big adventure player, you should at least try to rent or borrow this game so that you can see the graphics. The artwork in this title is phenomenal. Game control is a bit clunky at times, but no more so than any other game of this type. Sound is cool and very appropriate to the whole mood of the game, in fact it adds to the mood. Overall length of the game is pretty good, and the story flows well.

>>>>> 38.0/50 <<<<< Jester R.I.P.
Graphics 4.0 5.0
Sound 3.0 4.5
Gameplay/Control 3.5 3.0
Longevity/Playability 3.0 4.0
Overall 4.0 4.0
Total 17.5 20.5