September 21st, 2012 | By Alex Wilkinson
Today I had the pleasure to be introduced to yet another entry from LD24 this being a torture simulator/ puzzle game called Ages Of Irving. From Deconstructeam this is a great little title that forces you to interrogate suspects involved in various different crimes, from a thief stealing a kids bike to Agent 47 the victims are quite broad.
Ages Of Irving is a very dark and sinister game with a great narrative running over the top of it as you progress in a downwards spiral losing more of your humanity. I did greatly enjoy the narrative as it really allowed you to feel empathy for this seemingly monstrous person and adds a great additional level to the game.
The gameplay itself is quite enjoyable as it has RPG elements to the game allowing you to upgrade your integration methods both via speech craft and the more brutal methods. Both will need to be invested in to unlock every victims weakness and the interrogation requires some finesse to break them without accidently killing them.
It is a very interesting take on this type of game, the graphics are quite basic but they add a great overtone to the game which increases the sinister feel of it greatly. It works well as a short title however the gameplay does get repetitive as little variables are introduced , however with more work I think this game could be taken further.
Average completion time – less than an hour
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