Parents' Guide to

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered

By David Wolinsky, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Mature crime adventure spoiled by technical flaws.

Game Mac , Windows 2015
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 1 parent review

age 16+

Rated 16 (strong sex, violence, bloody crime scene detail).

MAIN CONTENT ISSUES - There is a sequence of strong violence in the opening of the game, depicting a man stabbing another man in the chest multiple times whilst under the influence of a supernatural entity. This features brief bloody detail. The scene is repeated a couple of times throughout the narrative in flashback sequences. There is also a similar murder that takes place later on; although the violence is not shown, the aftermath is shown in a "crime scene" context where the player must examine what happened at the location of the murder. Two bodies are shown covered in blood, including one with a screwdriver sticking out of his eye. There is also some blood shown on the floors and walls. One other main issue are a couple of strong sex scenes. The player has the opportunity to have sex twice in the game; one of these scenes is very discreet and only implies that sex is taking place, although the other explicitly shows the two characters having sex, with brief breast and buttock nudity, and the player must push the analogue stick forward in order for their character to thrust into the woman. The third time that sex happens within the narrative is within the final hour of the game, and it is not optional. The scene features some close-up breast nudity and the characters thrusting into eachother. | OTHER ISSUES - There are several sequences of sustained threat throughout, mainly occuring in a supernatural context, as well as some moderate horror. Some mild language ("sh*t", etc). Some characters may appear as racist stereotypes to some players, which may be potentially offensive or upsetting. There are also suicide references, self-harm references, and brief drug/alcohol misuse based on what the player chooses for the character to do. | Rated "16" - Suitable only for persons aged 16 years and over. Contains content not recommended for playing by any person below the age of 16.

Is It Any Good?

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Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered is a bit of a frustrating mess. During review, it was routinely plagued by strange camera issues (the camera seemed to be overly focused on the ground in many scenes, which was disorienting), chugging frame rates that slowed down gameplay, and crashes. But if you move past the technical problems, what's left is an interesting, though dated, game from 2005 that aspires to do something different. It positions itself as an "interactive movie," with multiple scenes that can play out in any number of ways based on your choices. Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered is worth checking out because it toys with how games should flow and its creative spirit, and it showcases experimental, intriguing storytelling.

If you're willing to overlook clunky writing and go with the experience, Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered will reward you with a very strange game. There are wandering monologues, cheesy lines, and stilted acting. Really, this game is the equivalent of a schlocky B-movie that winks to its audience in the subtlest of ways. But Indigo doesn't know it's winking; it just plays the cheesiness as hard as it can. It sounds like harsh criticism, but it's actually praise, because although its set pieces and writing may not be in on the joke, the game becomes entertaining and interesting in spite of itself. Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered is a mixed bag but one still worth picking up and playing through.

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