Go back to Fahrenheit

Written by: Rik

Date posted: August 7, 2018

The version of Fahrenheit reviewed is the GOG version of the original 2005 release, which worked fine for me.

Given the fact that this version remains both playable and commercially available, I wasn’t entirely sure of the point of this 2015 remaster, which I nevertheless acquired for the purposes of research.

Having played it, I’m still not really sure. Widescreen support and higher resolutions are…nice, I guess? And you should have more luck getting a modern gamepad to work without any tinkering.

But without sprucing up the graphics themselves I always find higher resolutions just highlight imperfections in outdated visuals. The frame rate seemed disproportionately chuggy, too. And a fix for a controller hardly seems like a feature in itself – there are do-it-yourself fixes online, or you may or may not have a PS2 era controller and adaptor lying around that will still do the job just fine.

It makes more sense in the context of console gaming where backwards compatibility isn’t a given, I suppose, but for PC gamers, there seems to be very little reason for this to exist, still less for you to buy it.

Fahrenheit (2005 original)

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered

Fahrenheit (2005 original)

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered