The Splitting: Chapter 1
[The following is a reader review by Ken Mo, used with permission. Want to submit your own review for a game we haven't covered? Visit our submission page!]
Fireberry Studios' adventure game The Splitting: Chapter 1 starts out with a strange dream of which your character only remembers the end. As you explore his house, you find that he is unable to see his reflection in the mirror, and that because of his lack of a reflection, he is able to travel through into a mirror world. With the help of a mysterious man named llehctiM, the split reflection of a man named Mitchell from your own world, you now embark on an adventure to figure out where your reflection has gone and why he has split from you. Use [WASD] or the [arrow] keys to move, and the [spacebar] to interact.
This little addition to the mystery genre will intrigue and delight fans of games such as The Last Door. You will be drawn into the story and mystery of what has happened to your reflection and your adventure as you begin your search for him. Personally, the game is all story for me from start to finish. The graphics are passable and reminiscent of higher-end DOS games and the controls are awkward but usable. Some tasks are a little tedious, especially when they require you to do something else first to activate the task, but all in all, this is quite a good finished product for a first attempt and I think it will be reflected in the fact that most players will be eager for the second chapter. For an interesting read and more information on the developer's thoughts as he created the game and went back and revised it, visit his blog.
Thanks to Ken Mo and Abbie Johnson for sending this one in!