If you’re looking for something a little different, then hitting up the back catalogue of the Wales Interactive team is usually rather fruitful. Today that list of weird and unique games continues with the release of The Shapeshifting Detective. If you like FMV, this is one you will not want to miss.
Available right now on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC, The Shapeshifting Detective will set you back just a measly £9.99 (or £7.99 should you get in early). And whilst you may not think you are getting much in terms of quality for that kind of money, you’d be wrong.
The Shapeshifting Detective tells the tale of a detective who can morph his way – or shapeshift if you will – into other characters. This detective is who you play as and with the help of a number of great actors, will find yourself becoming immersed into a top notch FMV adventure that twists and turns with every conversation. Who can you trust? Who should you trust? What if your instincts are totally wrong? You’ll be put through the wringer as you interrogate and chat with the prime suspects at hand.
With more than 1600 full HD video responses and a branching storyline, you’ll probably find that The Shapeshifting Detective will play out totally differently each and every time you take it in. And that is where the real draw of this supernatural-noir murder mystery lies.
Should you feel that you need a bit of an FMV fix or have loved what Wales Interactive have managed to do previously and think The Shapeshifting Detective is going to be worth a shot, then a digital store near you will sort you out with the goods. For us Xbox One owners, the Xbox Store should be visited. Those on PS4, PC and Nintendo Switch would do well to check out their own digital offerings.
If you want to know even more about the game, our full review is right here.
The Shapeshifting Detective is a supernatural-noir murder mystery FMV game where you play as a detective who can shapeshift into other characters, allowing you to unlock secret conversations and private encounters. Dorota Shaw is dead. And the prime suspects are three tarot readers with the uncanny ability to predict murder – or commit it. It’s your job to find out what else they know – but they won’t reveal their dark secrets to just anyone… Luckily, you can be anyone you want to be. Even the next victim. The game features more than 1600 full HD video responses, a simple questioning interface with unique ‘delete’ mechanic, and a randomly chosen murderer at the start of the game. Developed by the World Record-breaking makers of “The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker”. ● Shapeshift – into nine other characters so you can investigate and manipulate relationships from all angles, and unlock the other half of the story. ● Suspense – solve a murder, stop a murder, don’t get caught. Any one of three random murderers helps to minimize spoilers. ● Choices matter – catch the killer, save the victims, make and break relationships – or don’t. ● Problem solving – can’t get that vital clue yourself? Try shapeshifting into the Police Chief. Think the dialogue options are a trap? Delete them. ● 100% FMV – an entire game of smooth FMV cutscenes and responses in first person perspective. ● Catalytic events – not all branching is binary. Push someone into a corner and they may have more than one way to react.