March is a slow month for video-game releases. So now’s a great time to dig through the used bins at your local game store and grab cheap-ass backward-compatible games you never would’ve paid full price for. Indigo Prophecy’s a perfect example. This weirdo adventure game is now worth its price (about $12 where I got it). As an adventure game it’s actually pretty crappy: The puzzles are weak, and you have to complete an ungodly amount of Simon Says games to advance the action. But as a Tex Murphy/Wing Commander/other-embarrassing-old-guy-example interactive movie, the plot’s intriguing enough to keep you playing. You start out in a bathroom committing a murder against your will and spend the game running and trying to clear yourself. Pretty cliché, but you also play as the two detectives trying to hunt your ass down, leading to some interesting dilemmas. It’s not exactly brilliant, but for $12 you get a pretty good time. The urge to make a joke about your mom here is almost overpowering.
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