This point-and-click adventure thriller is the sequel to 5 Days a Stranger.
This is the sequel to the point-and-click adventure thriller 5 Days a Stranger, so if you’ve played that, then you should have a good idea of what to expect from this game. 7 Days A Skeptic is set hundreds of years after the mysterious events of 5 Days a Stranger. In this game you play as Dr. Jonathan Somerset, psychiatrist on board a spaceship, the Mephistopheles, that is mapping the Caracus galaxy. The game really begins when the crew disobey orders and bring on board an unidentified metal object, after which things just get worse and worse.
The graphics in 7 Days A Skeptic are still simple, and the sound effects are not that spectacular, with not much background music. But there are nice touches, for instance when you are out on EVA, you can only hear the sound of your own breathing, as in the movie “2001”.
The puzzles in this game are generally much easier than in 5 Days a Stranger, which helps to move the pace of the game along and adds to the build up of suspense. This does mean that hard-core adventure gamers will get through this game in under an hour, however, the pace of the game and its great story line will keep you hooked ‘til the end.
With the same general story line of horror that builds slowly over seven days, 7 Days A Skeptic is definitely worthwhile downloading.
Good game with some flaws, but still well worth the cost of $0. Graphics are what should be expected from a game like this, not good, but good enough. The storyline is interesting enough and the game play is decent. The only problem I had with the design is the interaction interface seemed a bit too complicated. Instead of just being able to click on something to perform an action, you always have to use a pop menu for each item/person you interact with. Unfortunately, it’s biggest downfall is that it suffers from the political correctness that we have come to expect from just about anything these days. Where as all the ladies are described with such terms as “eminently qualified” or “top of her class”, the men are labeled “insolent and unprofessional” or “terrified”. Basically this fits the characters as you will find most of the men to be blithering, cowardly idiots and the women more reserved and in control of themselves. Even the token minority captain of the ship is labeled as “disillusioned”. It seems that it is not so much a game with characters, but rather a game with genders and races. If you can swallow that kind of unrealistic SciFi channel characterization, the game is pretty fun.
After playing through 5 Days a Stranger, I just had to download this one. While most sequels that partially revolve around the same storyline suck, this one surpassed its original.
7 Days a Skeptic now takes place in the deep regions of space, where a locker was found. The day after, the locker was found open with nothing inside. However, the captain mysteriously disappears, acting as the first in a long line of strange events.
The storyline is excellently put together, with several twist and turns along the way. Plus, this game has a much higher fright level, where at times you will be scared out of your seat. This game is a must download.
I would venture to say that this is even better than 5 Days a Stranger.
The graphics were smoother and more detailed, the puzzles were better and seemed to make more sense, and the game itself was just longer.
The only bad thing I could say is that the setting was a little outlandish. I think of it in terms of what it would be like if the Friday the Thirteenth movies had jumped straight from the original to Jason X.
An excellent sci-fi adventure game with a little unreality. Explore a futuristic ship where an unknown murderer silently kills your crew mates. Save the crew from an immortal killer in the sequel to 5 Days a Stranger.