5 Days a Stranger chronicles the story of a gentleman thief known as Trilby and four others fighting an unknown terror in DeFoe Manor. The story progresses over 5 days, with more story being revealed each day. Dream sequences typically space out the transitions between the events of different days, it has an intuitive version of the AGS interface that ties in with the unique feel of the game.
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Adventure Game Studio
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Bear in mind, though, 5DaS is not for everyone. It is a horror game, and as such, it is scary. It’s supposed to be. Shut up, turn off the lights, and enjoy it.
The graphics, while certainly not spectacular, are clear and effective. The sound has a similar effect – well-implemented, but simple and occasionally missing. The music was taken from RPGmaker, but was carefully selected to fit the mood of the game.
So here I am, recommending this game, and not telling you anything good about it. Talk about counterproductive, huh? Well, I just want to be sure you know what you’re getting before you jump in. As I have said, 5DaS is not for everyone. It is an adventure game – you know, the strange mythical creature that once roamed the earth in ages long past. It is not “exciting.” It is not “fast-paced, frenetic action.” It is not “filled with dazzling special effects.” For the most part, it is just a very good story.
What’s that? Yes, I did say “story.” And for those of you who are counting, that makes two long-dead mythological species mentioned in this review. And it is the main reason this game is worth playing. The player character, Trilby, is perhaps the most distinctive and memorable you will find in any video game. Except for Lara Croft and her band of DoA sirens, who are disqualified for the use of steroids. The plot is also very good, although it may require more than one playthrough to fully understand, and even so, there will certainly be questions left unanswered. That’s why there are three sequels – an epic storyline spanning hundreds of years, all interconnected, which won’t make sense until you finish the final installment.
My recommendation to you is this: Download the game now, but please don’t play it until you are willing to appreciate it as a story, simplistic graphics and easy puzzles aside.
This game brought me back to the feeling of how gaming should be, max result with the use of fantasy good, story and humor.
This game is AWESOME.
You can wake me for games like this.
The ultimate graphics in nowadays game can never stand up to the atmosphere as in these games.. Really Amazing. Respect!
AND DONT USE A WALKTROUGHT!