Is it Drama or Action-Adventure game? You can guess from the beginning of the game that it is one of those story-oriented kind of game. It’s quite an old game if you look at the first appearance of the game in 2013, while the one on the market now has been remastered in 2015.
Like the title, this game literally saying that there are two individuals in one body which are Jodie Holmes and Aiden. Do you think it’s scary? Well, for most people it is.
It reminded us of a psycho movie who has 10 or more individuals living in a body. At the first beginning of the game, we were presented with the chance that it is actually can be a ghost genre or psycho genre rather than a super hero.
Look at those people who were examining her during her childhood, how frightened they are, yet they still try to observe this poor girl. If this happen in real life, it will be very troublesome.
Do you think there are superheroes around us? Whether you believe or not, but there are more than thousands of superheroes in real life. Look at those rare ethnics living in this world, they make agreements with jinn.
Maybe you still don’t believe it, take a look on people who has ghosts in them, or devil in them. They can do much more than superman, to hurt people.
I never see someone possessed by demon doing good things to people. Well, that might be awesome. There are so many people claimed that they have imaginary friends since childhood and these friends gave them super powers.
So, who observes this poor girl here? It’s Nathan Dawkins, a researcher, in the department of Paranormal Activity and her father’s figure. Since birth, Jodie has a connection with this Aiden which gives her the ability to communicate and perform telepathic acts, such as possessing people’s minds and manipulating certain objects.
How dangerous is that? She almost kill some kids when she was a kid. But for most people, we would rather rob rich people if we could do that, don’t we?
After that incident, Jodie permanently in the custody of doctors Nathan Dawkins and Cole Freeman of the United States Department of Paranormal Activity.
This two doctors’ combo care is awesome, Jodie slowly learns how to control Aiden and the powers they share. If you continue the story in this game, you will find out that Nathan and Cole are building the condenser, a portal that connects the world of the living with the world of the dead, the Infraworld.
Jodie discovers that she can channel spirits of the dead from the Infraworld, then she helps the spirits speak to the living through a psychic link created by her physical contact.
As the years pass, a teenage Jodie seeks her independence, both from the doctors and from Aiden, and tries several times to live a normal life. At each attempt, Aiden intervenes, ending in disaster.
At this point do you know who owns the life of Jodie? Is it really her or Aiden? Having two individuals at one body suggesting that the other one is the parasite and try to kill the parasite might not be the good idea isn’t it?
At one point, Jodie get the attention of CIA, and train her as a field agent, who goes on multiple missions such as killing warlord in Somalia, but she realized that he is not a warlord.
Being lied by CIA, Jodie ran away and become a fugitive. This time really turns Jodie’s life around, she tried to find out who are her parents. This event made her being captured by CIA again, and offered the last mission if she wanted to be released forever.
At the end of the mission she has a vision that Aiden is her stillborn twin brother. Jodie must make a choice, to go back to the world of the living, or go on to the Infraworld and be reunited with everyone she has lost.
If Jodie chooses Life, her connection to Aiden is severed and she is no longer useful to the CIA. Jodie must choose how to live her life, either alone or with people she loved.
By the story’s end, the Infraworld has become a widespread threat in the not-so-distant future, and Jodie prepares to confront the threat,
As an interactive drama and action-adventure game, this game requires the player to move and guide the character into interactions with objects and other non-player characters in the scene to progress the story.
The player controls Jodie through the in-game environments. At most times, the player can switch to control Aiden instead. which permanently in noclip mode and can move through walls, ceilings, and other obstacles; however, he is limited to moving only within a certain radius around Jodie due to their spiritual tethering. Tethering? What we are talking about here? It’s like bluetooth or wifi!
This game provide you with interactive objects marked with a white dot, which can be interacted with by moving the controller stick to its direction. Icons also pop up on the screen to prompt the player to press or hold certain controller buttons. Conversation prompts float in the air with certain choice if you take too much time to choose.
During action sequences, such as chases and combat, the play moves into slow motion while Jodie performs the actions, which you choose the direction Jodie is moving and push the controller stick in that direction to complete the action, while other sequences require real-time stealth while you control the Aiden also. Failed to choose actions will lead to death of non-playable character.
It’s different when you play Aiden, the environment will be like black and white, but the interactive objects become very highlighted in few colours indicate the interaction you can possessed, strangled, knocked around, or even healing. So what are these Jodie’s abilities which involves Aiden.
She can perform protective shield around her not only in front of her as in any other superhero movies. Because Aiden is a ghost type, she have also the ability to talk to dead people through her. If that’s not enough, it can also give her an ability to see events of the pasts, and of course heal Jodie’s own wound after involving into combat.
As story-telling type of game, you will have to make choices through the entire game. By your choice, the story’s plot are revealed and your choice decides the end of the story. In other word, choice is the only critical factor for enjoying the game. These choices comes very quick so be ready to play and don’t do anything else, because you will missed a lot.