There's a good chance none of this will ever be answered. If the camera runs out of film before the investigation is completed, the Confusingly, the game's title refers to Lake Michigan, and not the state of Michigan. They were actually referring to the large body of water bordering the city of Chicago, Lake Michigan. Sadly though we do not get to keep her company for very long. O'Conner's original test subject; he begins to behave in a bizarre manner, forcing the player to tag him as an enemy. In the game's epilogue, the camera crew approach a nearby , which the military has ordered them to activate so that the transport plane can locate them and pick them up.
Players can also attack an enemy directly by ramming it with their bodies, although this has limited effectiveness. O'Conner's original guinea pig, and begins to run around and yell immaturely in a bizarre manner. Story The player's primary objective in the game is to investigate a mysterious mist that has descended upon a town near Lake Michigan. Brisco believes that she is partially responsible for the monster outbreak, but whether or not this is true is never established during the game. Be warned, my emulator runs a bit slow — which has the delightful effect of making everyone sound severely inebriated. Their course of action was correct. And as luck would have it, it deserved two.
She just dies and the game dispenses the next reporter like the next pinball on your quarter. Instead she seems just as empathetic as Briscoe and quickly shows off her caring side regarding random strangers and her former friend Pamela. This was a big hit in Northern Michigan, where it takes roughly five hours to drive from Hancock in the west to Paradise in the East. However, you should probably first watch the video below just to make sure you can stomach it. Otherwise Justine seems to be an easy candidate for mostly likely to die while trying to get a scoop, so let's see how that goes. No health bar, no second chances, thankfully no restarting the level and sitting through the inane, repetitive dialogue.
His appearance differs depending on the ending the player receives. Although the word Michigan by itself usually refers to the or less commonly the , the game takes place in , , and is named because the game's phenomena centers around. This draws the attention of the reporter to them, causing her to interact with the object. Despite some graphical hiccups, God-awful voice acting and a mediocre story, the camera viewfinder perspective adds a level of immersion, and the game serves as a fairly unique experience, as expected of a Suda51 game. They all look different and have different names and personalities. Also used in one of the endings; specifically, the High Immoral ending, where the cameraman's still covered in shadows.
And why is Brisco so willing to do her bidding? I encountered a woman who I assume is Reporter 4, strapped to a pool table in such a way that I felt like I had interrupted something way more interesting than Report from Hell. In three of the endings, the cameraman attempts to reveal the identity of the people behind the virus, but he's killed by an unseen assassin before he gives a name. Another unusual thing about Michigan is the way it plays. If you let a reporter die, then a new reporter has to take their place. We get to first meet Ann in the International Hotel and while she seems competent enough, she's described in the manual as 'cold'. Their course of action was correct. The depth of the game comes not only from the points system, but also your news team itself.
Nina Volkov is a temporary companion we find after a rather nasty crash in the dense woods of Chicago. A meter measures how far you move in either direction. After unsuccessfully attempting to retrieve a vaccine for the virus, the attempt to evacuate the city by heading to an on the outskirts of the city where a military evacuation transport is supposed to arrive. Maybe they just really, really hate reporters? And that pretty much sums up my major complaint with the game. The good is that she's a lot more considerate than Ann, but the bad news is that she doesn't do so well under pressure. Although the word Michigan by itself usually refers to the State of Michigan or less commonly the University of Michigan, the game takes place in Chicago, Illinois, and is named because the game's phenomena centers around Lake Michigan. But when everyone else available is pretty much dead then you don't have a lot of options.
The player quickly discovers that the mist is somehow transforming people into fleshy, leech-like monsters with human limbs. If they player character is not also killed, the level ends prematurely, and the next level begins with a new reporter sent in to fill their place. This indicates to the reporter that they need to do something. His appearance differs depending on the ending the player receives. Michigan: Report from Hell is a 2004 video game developed by Grasshopper Manufacture for the.
The story opens in a thick fog. So without further delay let's get to meeting our co-workers and get to the difficult task ahead of being a top-notch cameraman and not a pervy asshole. Well I suppose it would just be like a silent picture but we're not about silence right now. Brisco believes that she is partially responsible for the monster outbreak, but whether or not this is true is never established during the game. The game is unique in that it's played primarily from the viewfinder of the protagonist's video camera. The game is unique in the sense that it is played almost entirely though the viewfinder of a camera; and the game is lost if the player runs out of film before solving the mysteries in a mission.
Most prominently, the player's action or inaction can cause the reporter to be killed in a mission, in which case the reporter is replaced by a new character, and the player automatically skips ahead to the next level. Pamela is attacked by the creatures, and is later found in the process of transforming into one. With the man's death, the mist clears, and Brisco theorizes he was the cause of both the mist and the monster outbreak. It is eventually revealed that the cause of the monsters is a mutative virus developed by a scientist, Dr. The game ends with a final film clip depending on the actions of cameraman. He is a silent protagonist, who does not speak or appear during the course of the game.