Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis
As Is Commonplace with low budget adventures, there are some problems with Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis that mean it never really shifts itself out of the lower gears. It's pleasant enough, with reasonable characters and puzzles that aren't easy but don't tax your brain excessively. Just think of it as the genre's Wigan Athletic.
Anyway, Secret Files 2 puts you back in control of Nina Kalenkow, fresh from her adventures in Mother Russia She's about to go on a holiday, a lovely cruise on an allegedly luxury liner. Suddenly, a man dies, her luggage gets nicked and, gradually, conspiracies about the end of the world begin to surface, more people get bumped off, you realise there's virtually nobody aboard the ship, there are only five cabins, and so on.
You don't just get to control the stripy-topped heroine though - there are a handful of other characters who you get to guide through the story, including an ill-fated clergyman and Nina's old flame, Max. This helps add a little variety to the proceedings, although the gameplay remains the same, with some old school "put huge object in tiny trouser pocket" laughs to be had for the observant. Nina, for example, manages to fit a very large oar into her trousers. What would Freud have made of that, we wonder.
I seem to have run out of space, so I'll sum the game up quickly: the voice acting veers between acceptable and annoying, the graphics are passable, while the control system is clean and functional. Some of the characters are annoying, like the little kid on the cruise liner, but most of them don't grate too much, it has to be said.
Overall, Secret Files 2 is your typical modern adventure really: none too shabby, but none too brilliant either.
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- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP