Sinkha is essentially a graphic novel with very little interaction, albeit a visually stunning one. As you read the pages and admire the graphics on-screen, you will from time to time come across multimedia elements such as short movie clips or music. But although visually complex, the actual story is muddled and hackneyed, degrades quickly and the characters have about as much emotional depth as sock puppets. However, Sinkha is recommended because its artistic elements are so strong: the designer/artist Marco Patrito spent more than 4 years to produce the art for this CD, and it shows.
If you enjoy graphic novels and don't mind spending roughly US$30 (including overseas shiping) for some pretty eyecandy and above-average sci-fi tale, check out Sinkha. I enjoyed the story while it lasted, although the writing could have been stronger and the plot more interesting. As a bonus, the CD-ROM also includes a songlist and play feature, and it is a very listenable score. The music is very unearthly and ethereal, and the sound effects are entirely appropriate. Recommended if you are curious about digital graphic novel -- an art form that is still very much in its infancy. The game is now available as part of a package with the superior sequel, called Hyleyn, at the official site.
|Average Rating:||6.86 [23 votes]|
|Software Copyright:||Virtual Views|
|Theme:||Science Fiction, Unique|
|Related Links:||Official site|
|More Info:||Mobygames | The Web|
|System Requirements:||Windows 95/98|
|If you like this game, try:||Beyond the Wall of Stars, Madness of Roland, Macbeth|
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