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Sun 11/06/17 at 22:23
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FMV game The Bunker tells a superb, compelling story which, despite its obvious low budget features more twists than you can shake a stick at. The performances are superb and it's incredible atmosphere. Should you buy this? Absolutely not.

The problem with The Bunker, which is set in a nuclear shelter after the world has ended, that there's no reason for it to be a game. The game nails the pervasive sense of of isolation that the main character has after his mother dies, making him the last living person in the bunker's dingy halls

Yet gameplay involves little more than clicking on various locations, with no actual puzzles, and more interaction than pushing a single button. There's no test of skill, no chance, bar the end, to change the narrative. The game in its entirety is a sequence of FMV videos which, strung together, last about an hour and a half.

Sound familiar? That's about the length of your average movie and, I suspect, that The Bunker started off as a film. That's not to knock FMV games as a genre. Some games, like Her Story, do exceptionally well with the format, delivering both solid gameplay and compelling narrative.

But for the asking price, fourteen quid, this doesn't offer anything in the way of gameplay. Good movie, but a deadly dull non-interactive game.
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Sun 11/06/17 at 22:23
Regular
"Braaains"
Posts: 439
FMV game The Bunker tells a superb, compelling story which, despite its obvious low budget features more twists than you can shake a stick at. The performances are superb and it's incredible atmosphere. Should you buy this? Absolutely not.

The problem with The Bunker, which is set in a nuclear shelter after the world has ended, that there's no reason for it to be a game. The game nails the pervasive sense of of isolation that the main character has after his mother dies, making him the last living person in the bunker's dingy halls

Yet gameplay involves little more than clicking on various locations, with no actual puzzles, and more interaction than pushing a single button. There's no test of skill, no chance, bar the end, to change the narrative. The game in its entirety is a sequence of FMV videos which, strung together, last about an hour and a half.

Sound familiar? That's about the length of your average movie and, I suspect, that The Bunker started off as a film. That's not to knock FMV games as a genre. Some games, like Her Story, do exceptionally well with the format, delivering both solid gameplay and compelling narrative.

But for the asking price, fourteen quid, this doesn't offer anything in the way of gameplay. Good movie, but a deadly dull non-interactive game.

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