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Fatale: Exploring Salome review

AT A GLANCE
  • Beautifully created still-life scenes
  • Haunting tone
  • Continually interesting and surprising
  • Clunky first-person view
  • Pretty pretentious
  • Really short

From the weird-merchants behind The Path comes the game of Salome – the princess who asked Herod for John the Baptist’s head. It begins in clunky first-person, with you in a dungeon with nothing to do but be tormented by randomly appearing snippets from Oscar Wilde’s play Salome.

Then, after a terrifying demise, you’re manoeuvring through the 3D space above your prison – extinguishing a series of flames with holy ghost power and admiring beautifully created still-life scenes of nudey women. Your eyes will roll, high and often, at Fatale’s clever-clever pretensions and brevity – but it’s undeniably an interesting, surprising and oddly haunting experience.

Nov 5, 2009

More Info

Release date: Nov 04 2009 - PC (US)
Nov 04 2009 - PC (UK)
Available Platforms: PC
Genre: Adventure
Published by: Tale of Tales
Developed by: Tale of Tales
ESRB Rating:
Rating Pending
PEGI Rating:
Rating Pending

4 comments

  • nikrusty - November 7, 2009 7:48 a.m.

    What the hell is this a review? Are u joking!!??
  • phanatic62 - November 6, 2009 7:19 p.m.

    Oh come on Zombie, stop exaggerating. He wrote 4 sentences. Are we correlating the length of the review to the length of the game now?
  • ZombieKohhi - November 6, 2009 6:37 a.m.

    I did not know that reviews were allowed to consist of only three sentences....
  • zayleffein - November 6, 2009 3:37 a.m.

    I think too many independent game developers have great ideas that never quite get developed enough to be as great as it could be. With a bit more development and game mechanic introduction this could have been a lot more interesting. The length is bothersome too. Why spend money on this when you could spend tons of time and less money on great games like The Darkness or Condemned or any number of great games available for cheap?

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