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An attempt at a stylish gumshoe game
Oskado from Kingman, Arizona
27 February 2008
Production of this game evidently began with some high expectations,
but was bruised by one unforeseen after another. The casting, including
Elliot Gould as a chief of police, is upbeat - meanwhile, the action
scenes including dancers, etc. in the atmospheric, sleazy topless bars
do not (for me) lend any valuable erotic enticement to the adventure,
as these moments are in fact "plot retardation" and distractions from
solving the case.
The worst disasters to strike this ambitious game production appear to
be (I'm no insider or expert) 1.) sale of the production to a new
producer who back-burner-ed it, and 2.) dramatic changes in computer
standards during the production process.
The result has the beginnings of an honest-to-gosh, stylish detective
experience, but - through evident budget cuts and changes in
priorities, it was never brought to full potential - and as a result is
too short and disappointingly shallow. All its potential strong points
needed more development.
I played this game at a time when I was searching for other productions
in the style of Under a Killing Moon, the Gabriel Knight series,
Noctropolis, etc. I obtained this game through the Internet from
another player - and in the same search located another game by the
title of The Dame Was Loaded, which (sadly) substantially outshines
this title and which I would up playing perhaps three times over the
There are many, many video games inferior to Blue Heat, less ambitious
and with less atmosphere, but I admit I haven't played again since
obtaining it perhaps six-seven years ago, in 2001.
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