An absolutely perfect game!
A perfect game. Seriously, Desire has it all. Romance, adventure,
drama, intrigue, a secret past, a dangerous future. A little something
for everyone. And Desire blends all these story elements so successfully.
It pulls you into it's world, and makes you part of it. Once I
started playing this game, I couldn't put it down. And with the
way the game is designed, you'll not figure out all the secrets
till the very end.
Desire is a remake of a previous edition. The translated version
was ported from the remake.
The graphics are solid. Full-screen, full-color, with good use
of lines, shading, and shadows, and with a great attention to
detail. In addition, the short, animated sequences are well placed,
and further add to the story and game. There is only one ending
to this adventure game, but with such an awesome story it doesn't
matter. And, the game has 4 chapters. Each chapter bringing you
closer to figuring out what is really going on, and what all the
mystery is. I don't want to spoil it, because it's so cool...
just make sure you watch through the credits.
The sound effects and music are top notch, and help to frame
what's going on. The music ranges from a techno sound for when
you're in the lab complex, to mysterious when you're out at night,
to more classical sounding pieces during normal daily activities.
Very well composed, and a good variety allows for the music to
never get tiring or repetitive.
The voice acting was absolutely fantastic. All the seiyuu did
a fantastic job of bringing their characters to life. From shy
Sheryl, to youthful and energetic Tina, to good 'ol Al, the seiyuu
captured their characters completely. In addition, the characters
developed as well. Al starts off as a good guy, but not one to
really go out of his way for others. As the game progresses, he
develops deeper and deeper feelings for the people on this remote
island, and becomes more and more heroic. It was very cool to
see the personalities of the characters evolve like this.
The extras were top notch too. Once you've unlocked the extras,
you can play all the music in the game (complete with a super-deformed
Tina as DJ), see all the event scenes, and play all the animated
movie scenes as well. In addition to all this, Desire comes with
some very good wallpapers as well. The instruction manual is also
in full color, further showing off what great art the game has.
Csware pulled out all the stops for extras that they could think
I only have a mild complaints with this game. Sometimes it was
difficult to determine where you were supposed to go next, and
at times it was confusing what you were supposed to do at certain
locations. Still, if you kept at it, and simply kept choosing
paths until they repeated themselves (i.e., trial and error),
you would go to the next part of the story.
Overall, a perfect adventure game. Highly recommended.