From the weird-merchants behind The Path comes the game of Salome %26ndash; the princess who asked Herod for John the Baptist%26rsquo;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%26rsquo;s play Salome.
Then, after a terrifying demise, you%26rsquo;re manoeuvring through the 3D space above your prison %26ndash; 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%26rsquo;s clever-clever pretensions and brevity %26ndash; but it%26rsquo;s undeniably an interesting, surprising and oddly haunting experience.
Nov 5, 2009