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NIGHTLONG: Union City Conspiracy

Reviewed by  Mr. Bill & Lela

Joshua and his favorite carFor those of you who would love to play a great 'secret agent' game, with a hero who looks the part, acts like a private eye, and talks like Bogart, this is an excellent one.

Set in the year 2099, you play Joshua Reev, an agent who comes out of retirement to help his old friend the Governor of Union City, who has become the target of a series of terrorist attacks.  But in order to solve the mystery and bring them to justice, you must first locate and then infiltrate their subversive organization, all the while unraveling an ever-growing web of deceit and intrigue.

Free Climax Club and Liquor StoreMany things about this game impressed us. It has a tight, well-thought-out storyline, challenging puzzles that are apropos to both the story and the setting, and an attention to realistic detail in the animation and graphics that we rarely see done so well.

In the city different traffic sounds and an occasional siren are heard in the background, giant TV screens and neon signs change independently and naturally, and you can see people through the windows of distant buildings, all going about their own activities and turning lights on and off. Union City BayEven when you do things as simple as picking something up or putting on gloves, the body, arm and hand movements are all completely natural looking. It all combines to create a feeling of realism that makes for a totally immersive experience.

Nightlong is a 3rd person, point & click adventure, on 3 CDs.  Gameplay is unhurried, but the story is the edge-of-your-seat kind that all good spy thrillers are made of... with a couple of surprises thrown in, just to keep you on your toes.  And it has 5 different levels with over 80 locations, plus 60 minutes of full motion video sequences, to keep you entertained for a long, long time.  So for mystery fans, this is one you certainly don't want to miss!

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Note: Unlike most games, the CD must be inserted in order to uninstall the game.

Developed (1998) by Team 17 Software and published by DreamCatcher Interactive.

Minimum System Requirements: PC Only!

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"Walkthrough" available here!

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