Final Cut: Homage
If you are a movie-lover (especially with a crazy family like mine) then this hidden object puzzle adventure game is for you! It's another chapter of the Final Cut series and the Wolf family is at it again. This time, you are Morton Wolf's daughter and you're after a serial killer called "the Director." Morton is dead and your half-sister tries to kill your brother, so you've got the disfunctional family thing going on, too. This "Director" is pretty sick. He is an artist who wants to make a film with you playing the lead character. There's also a police officer complicating things and a reporter coming along as a helper.
There's bonus content available that's amusing. The soundtracks are pretty cool if you want some music to play in the background in your car while you're driving.
I like the graphics in this one. It's got a tinsel town feel to it in contrast to some of the spookier haunted games that I've played in the past. Like the previous games in the series, the projector serves as the link between reality and the director's film world. He communicates with you through recordings and his voice has a great quality to it that you've got to hear. The hidden object games have a combination of lists of words describing the hidden objects and silhouettes of what's hidden. There are some achievements, but to be honest, they're a little disapointing. There are also 15 collectible morphing objects and 49 clapperboards that can be gathered together and used at the end, but I don't want to be a spolier by telling how that all turns out.
There's bonus content available that's amusing. The soundtracks are pretty cool if you want some music to play in the background in your car while you're driving. I often get tired of listening to local radio or cds of whatever artist I happen to have around, but these soundtracks are cool.
Since this game takes place in different movie scenes, the wallpapers have some variety, but, to be honest, I wouldn't use them for anything in particular. Now, the role-reversal bonus game is cool! I highly recommend giving it a go.
Overall, I'd say that this one is the best of the Wolf Family series so far and it's worth checking out. You don't necessarily have to play the others that came first to understand what's going on, so you can go ahead and start with this one.
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