Decision-Making Time: Graphic adventures

by Terra Logan

Every outcome always comes down to a decision.

Decision, decision, and decision. Hahh, once I watch an anime video, tells it’s story about defying all reason and fail or an impossible miracle results.

Everything is down with a protagonist or heroine decision whether to save millions of life or doom all lifes at a mercy of unknown force.

Everything that you made will show a results of the story. This time you can become God and set things in motion that you can possibly tried.

Fahrenheit/ Indigo Prophecy

Developers: Quantic Dream, Aspyr

Publishers: Atari, Inc., Quantic Dream, Aspyr.

Directors: David Cage

Producers: Guillaume de Fondaumiere

Writer: David Cage

Composers: Angelo Badalamenti, Normand Corbeil.

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, PlayStation 4.

Release: September 16, 2005

Genre: interactive movie, action- adventure.

Mode: Single-player

On a cold New York City night in January 2009, Lucas Kane, in a possessed trance, stabs a man to death in the restroom of an East Side diner and then flees the scene.

Lucas attempts to uncover the reason behind the murder.

He initially attempts to move past the experience, talking his way out of a visit from the NYPD, but he begins to experience hallucinations, primarily involving mysterious arthropods, which attack him, forcing him to flee from his banking job.

Lucas contacts a spiritual medium named Agatha, who places him in a trace to try to recall the events in the diner.

Upon discovering that he was approached by a mysterious man in the diner, who seemed to be controlling him during the murder, he leaves the medium.

The following night he returns, only to find a dead body.

Where: eBay, Amazon, and Gamestop

Cost: $13-$30

Trailer: opening

Heavy Rain

Developers: Quantic Dream

Publishers: Sony Computers Entertainment

Directors: David Cage

Producers: Charles Courtier

Platform: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4

Release: February 23, 2010

Genre: Interactive drama, action-adventure

Mode: Single-Player

The day after celebrating his son Jason’s tenth birthday. Ethan Mars and his family go shopping. Jason and Ethan are hit by a car; Jason dies, and Ethan falls into a six-month coma.

After he wakes from the coma, Ethan, blaming himself for Jason’s death, divorces his wife and moves into a small suburban house.

He experiences mental trauma and blackouts. Two years later, while at the park with his other son Shaun, Ethan blacks out.

When he wakes up, he discovers that Shaun has been kidnapped by the “Original Killer”, a serial killer whose modus operandi consists of abducting young boys during the fall season, drowning them in rainwater, and leaving an orchid on their chests and an origami figure nearby.

FBI profiler Norman Jayden investigates the death of another Origami victim and concludes that he died the same day as a violent rainstorm, which flooded the cell where he was kept.

Based on the weather patterns, he estimates that Shaun has only three days to live.

Where: eBay, Amazon, and Gamestop

Cost: $5-$14-$27

Trailer: opening

Beyond Two Souls

Developers: Quantic Dream

Publishers: Sony Computer Entertainment

Directors: David Cage

Producers: Charles Coutier

Writers: David Cage

Composers: Lorne Balfe

Platform: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4

Release: October 8, 2013

Genre: interactive drama, action-adventure

Mode: Single-player, two-player

Young Jodie Holmes lives with her foster parents in a suburban home. Since birth, Jodie has had a psychic connection with a mysterious entity named Aiden, with whom she can communicate and perform telepathic acts, such as possessing people’s minds and manipulating certain objects.

After an incident with some neighborhood kids results in Aiden almost killing one of them, Jodie’s foster parents seek help to care for her condition, performing leaving her under the custody of doctors Nathan Dawkins and Cole Freeman of the United States Department of Paranormal Activity.

Under the two doctors’ care, Jodie slowly learns to control Aiden and the powers they share.

During this time, Nathan and Cole are building the condenser, a portal that connects the world of the living with the world of the dead: the underworld.

One night, Nathan learns that his wife and daughter were killed in a car accident.

While trying to comfort him, Jodie discovers that she can channel spirits of the dead from the underworld; she helps the spirit speaks to the living through a psychic link created by her physical contact.

As the year’s pass, a teenage Jodie seeks her independence, both from the doctors and from Aiden, and tries several times to live a normal life.

At each attempt, Aiden intervenes, ending in disaster.

Where: eBay, Amazon, and Gamestop

Cost: $5-$15

Trailer: opening

Until Dawn

Developer: Supermassive Games

Publishers: Sony Computer Entertainment

Directors: Will Byles

Designers: Nik Bowen

Artist: Brandon Kosinski

Writers: Larry Fessenden, Graham Reznick

Compositors: Jason Graves

Engine: Decima

Platform: PlayStation 4

Release: August 25, 2015

Genre: Adventure

Mode: Single-player.

On February 2, 2014, Josh Washington, his two sisters, Beth and Hannah, and their friends Sam, Mike Munroe, Chris, Ashley, Emily, Matt, and Jessica have a party in Washington Lodge on Blackwood Mountain for their annual winter getaway.

Mike, Emily, Jessica, Matt, and Ashley play a mean-spirited prank on Hannah, causing her to run away from the lodge into the woods and Beth to chase after her.

They are pursued by a fire-spewing individual who corners them on a cliff, which they both fall off.

On the one year anninuary of his sisters’ disappearance, Josh invites the group back to the lodge again. Once there, the group quickly splits, as couples, Mike and Jessica walk to the guest lodge, Matt and Emily return cable car station to retrieve one of Emily’s forgotten bags and Sam goes upstairs to have a bath.

After Mike and Jessica arrive at the cabin, Jessica is dragged away by an unknown creature with Mike pursuing them into an mine.

He follows a Stranger into an abandoned sanatorium and learns about an incident in 1952 where 30 workers were trapped in a cave-in.

Where: eBay, Amazon, and Gamestop

Cost: $20-$24

Trailer: opening

Life is strange

Developer: Dontnod Entertainment

Publishers: Square Enix, Federal Interactive, Black Wing Foundation.

Directors: Raoul Barbet, Michael Koch

Producers: Luc Baghadoust

Designers: Baptiste Moisan, Sebastien Judit, Sebastien Gaillard.

Artists: Michael Koch, Kenney Laurent, Amaury Balandier.

Writers: Christian Divine, Jean-Luc Cano.

Composites: Jonathan Morali.

Engine: Unreal Engine 3, Unreal Engine 4

Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

Release: Episode 1-5, January 30; October 30, 2015

Genre: Graphic adventure

Mode: Single-player

Life is strange is set in the fictional town of Arcadia Bay, Oregon, and is told from the perspective of “Max” Caulfield, a twelfth-grade student attending Blackwell Academy during October 2013.

During photography class with her teacher Mark Jefferson, Max experiences a vision of a lighthouse being destroyed by a swelling tornado.

Leaving for the restaurant to regain her composures, she witnesses a classmate Nathan Prescott kill a woman in a fit of rage. In a single, sudden effort, she develops the ability to rewind time and rescues the girl, revealed to be her childhood friend Chole Prince.

The two reunite and go for a walk at the lighthouse, where Max reveals to Chole her capacity to travel back in time.

It is established that the vision is rather the reckoning of a future event; a storm approaching the town.

The next day, Max observe fellow student Kate Marsh being bullied for a viral video deciding her kissing several students at a party.

Where: eBay, Amazon, and Gamestop

Cost: $20-$26

Trailer: opening