Game Critics Hate the Third Act?
While I was reading the reviews of Indigo Prophecy over the weekend I was pretty surprised to read how most of them criticized the games ending. I havent played it yet but it was kind of shocking to see the strong feelings the game's third act engendered in the reviewers. Then I realized something: most of these reviews read much more like a movie or play review than a game one. In fact most critics spent less than a third of their column inches on the graphics and gameplay and concentrated on what they saw as tight writing in some places and flawed writing in others. Gamespot even went so far as to say they wished they had cut 30 minutes from the first act and added 90 minutes to the final act. I've never heard a game reviewer saying anything like it. It seems to be a testament to how compelling the games interactive story was. I'm interested in checking it out.
To read some of the reviews, follow some of these links on the game's Metacritic page.