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Eipix Entertainment proudly presents the final installment of the exciting Off the Record series!

When a renowned English horse breeder is stricken with a sudden and life-threatening heart attack, all fingers are pointed at you as the attempted murderer. You were the last to speak to him before he fell ill, and his death could be a huge boost for your journalism career. The trouble is… you can’t remember meeting the man or even coming to that town – a car accident has wiped part of your memory! Retrace your steps, from the time you set off to write the story of a lifetime to the fateful day you lost your memory. It’s a race against time to clear your name in this pulse-pounding Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure game!

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Off the Record: The Final Interview 3.2 5 10 10
A BLUE RIBBON WIN FOR OFF THE RECORD THE FINAL INTERVIEW My Review is based on the CE Version of the game and with a weekend sale, if you are looking for an additional CE, I recommend Off The Record The Final Interview. Today is your lucky day and you receive a phone call from the reclusive Calvin Reedley who wants to tell you a story about his past. Well maybe it?s not so lucky since you seem to suffer a major car malfunction on your way to the interview. Wow, it is fortunate you survived and escaped your car just before it toppled over the edge. It looks like someone certainly doesn?t want you making it to the interview and telling this story. You had better watch your back or this could be your ?Final Interview.? The game options include four modes of gameplay: Easy, Medium, Hard and Custom. In the custom more the hints can be set to recharge anywhere from 10 to 120 seconds and the puzzle skips can be set to recharge in a range of 10 to 400 seconds. You can also turn of the HOP error click penalty. As usual the graphics are awesome and the color seems to pop on my monitor. The voiceovers are excellent as is the entire sound package for the game. You have the usual interactive map and fortunately there are no gimmicks in sight. Hooray, that makes two games this week where the devs have not included some type of magic device that needs to be charged before use. Oh, and no pet helpers either! We are on our own and using our own brain power to solve the mystery. We have the usual excellent and varied, multi-level HOPs that this dev is known for creating. I always eagerly await their games and love their HOP segments. At least for me, the puzzles seem fairly easy but, alas, that seems to be the trend in HOPA games. Sometimes we have one that seems a bit more difficult but at least there is a bit of variety here as well. I don?t need to fill in all the details because if you want that information there is an excellent reviewer who includes that for you in her reviews. IMHO, this developer always gives us the bang for our buck when we purchase their CE versions of a game. In the Final Interview, they have given us three different sets of collectibles to find and included morphing objects as well. If you are familiar with their games then you know where to look for the morphing objects. Of course the game includes the usual extras such as the Strategy Guide, Bonus Chapter, wallpapers, artwork, videos, and music. We can also replay the HOP scenes and puzzles. All in all an excellent CE package and with this weekend?s sale it is a true value and a game worth owning. When I received my newsletter from the dev this week they said that it is time to say goodbye to the Off The Record series of games. As much as I hate to see the series end, at least this developer knows when it is time to put a series out to pasture and try something new. Personally, I have always enjoyed the Off The Record games so I will miss them. The Final Interview is an excellent game to put this ?edition to bed.? I hope you will enjoy the game as much as I do but, as always, I recommend you try the demo to see if this is a game you will like. November 8, 2015
Off The Record goes out with a bang, like a shot fired at the beginning of a race! Wow! This conclusion to the epic Eipix series Off The Record deserves a thundering round of applause. The Final Interview proves to be the greatest scam in the history of Horse Racing. You play the role of Investigator Mrs. Dunn who suffers from amnesia but must restore your memory in order to help the Reedley family. When you learn that a kidnapping has taken place the race against the clock begins and the plot thickens. Find out how Calvin Reedley really acquired his wealth and why he divorced the mother of his only child Sarah. Who's been trying to poison Mr. Reedley and why? You encounter a host of eccentric characters all potential suspects. Someone's going to pay for all this...and it's up to you to discover who... This series has had an incredible run and I highly recommend all the installments. Eipix and Big Fish will continue 'Creating Worlds' as the saying goes, I look forward to their next endeavor with anticipation! November 8, 2015
A DEADLY CONFESSION You have just regained consciousness, dazed and confused, you come to the realization that you have been in an automobile accident. However, it looks like this was no accident, the brake lines to your car have been cut, causing you to lose control and careen over the hillside, you're lucky to be alive! When the police arrive, their motive is unclear, rather than investigating the obvious attempt on your life, it seems as if they are blaming you for Calvin Reedley's sudden cardiac arrest! The police claim, you interviewed Calvin, a well respected horse breeder, just prior to his sudden illness. Amnesia is making it difficult for you to remember details, but slowly, bits and pieces of your memory are starting to return. Calvin may have given you information that was never intended to surface, information that may just be worth killing you to keep it secret! The Final Interview is bittersweet, this is a well known series that captivates its audience and provides us with solid entertainment from beginning to end. We've traveled all corners of the globe, from Paris to Devonshire, and uncovered thieves of every kind imaginable, Off The Record of course. We can only hope that Final Interview is the end because there's something epic in store for the beginning of a brand new adventure, perhaps On The Record next time! I'm partial to the Collector's Edition because they threw everything they had into the game. It's jam packed with all kinds of goodies (I even think I saw the kitchen sink) Complex inventory items, Achievements, Morphing Objects, Hidden Alphabet Letters, Collectible Hats (finding 6 Hats will unlock bonus HOP's & Mini Games) and 43 Hidden Teapots. Let me tell you, they are cleverly blended into the scenery, some are only partially visible, which make them more of a challenge and way more entertaining to find. The Hidden Object Scenes are incredible, most of them are just plain ole fun. There are several types of HOP's and in the Collector's Edition, there is at least one Morphing Item in each HOS (there is an icon that will indicate if a morph is present) Most of the HOP's have more than one type, text listed items, finding icons to match text, descriptions of items, multiples of a single item, Fragmented pieces, silhouetted shape finds and even sketches of 2 items that give you clues of an item when combined or associated with. There's a Hidden Object Puzzle to please just about everyone. The Mini Games are a bit on the easy side, but I have played a lot of games, and maybe it's just that I'm too familiar with them. If you don't want to know what puzzles are in store for you, skip the next section, I'll list brief descriptions of a few memorable puzzles: 1) Climb a rope by matching identical pairs (this makes no sense to me) 2) Recreate symbols combining different shapes. 3) Use directional arrows to guide a knob from top to bottom through paths that can be manipulated open and closed. 4) Steer a scooter using directional arrows. 5) Arrange different obstacles around a horse racetrack so that all horses arrive at the finish line at the same time. The Collector'd Edition has a Souvenir Room, 17 Hidden Object Scenes, 20 Mini Game Puzzles, 9 Music Soundtracks (which are recordable) 7 replayable Videos, 11 Wallpapers, 11 Concept Art pictures, 6 Collectible Hats (which unlock bonus HOP's & Puzzles) Morphing Objects within the HOP's (one of which has multiples) 43 Hidden Teapots (very fun to find because they are cleverly hidden) a built in Strategy Guide, a Bonus Chapter and a must see Tribute Video......farewell, enjoy! November 8, 2015
Don't understand the bad reviews I don't usually write reviews but felt I had to address the bad ratings from other BFG users. I enjoyed this game as much as the other ones in the series. There is a map which you can use to switch locations quickly (always a + in my book) and hints are also well done. No maybe there is no logic in some actions to some people, but when is everything in a game logical. This is a game, not the real world. I didn't find anything that jumped out as being totally unbelievable or nonsensical. Try the game for yourself. Then you can decide to buy or trash. January 6, 2016
Confusing Too much in this game makes no sense. We have a protagonist who has lost her memory after a car crash. Apparently this is happening in Devon, in England. The protagonist comes round after a car crash and has been missing for a week; why haven't the police found her? When they do, why don't they take her to hospital, even if she is a crime suspect? The answer may be that the "police" are not really police; they have strange uniforms, non-British police cars and peculiar, obviously fake, accents. (I would have thought that since this is happening in Devon, one of them would have attempted a West Country accent, particularly the one who claims that the victims are like family to him.) If I played the game past the trial would I discover that this is all a "Bobby Ewing" dream brought on by the protagonist's concussion? Coupled with the complete illogicality of the game play, I have to assume that this is the case. Just one example, why have the inhabitants of the house dismantled the door knocker and hidden it in the boot of an American visitor's car, and why does the protagonist have to vandalise the car to get at it? I don't intend to spend money or waste a credit to find out. November 8, 2015
Apology not accepted Have to agree that there is no logic to this game. The mini games were OK to play and the length of play time was about seven hours. 2016 February 3, 2016
Off the Record: The Final Interview I just done the demo which I am happy for that but overall the story line was ok. I've played better but since I love horses especially horse racing I figured I would give it a try. Would I purchased it no thanks. You have to make up your mind it is your choice. I would not buy it sorry Big Fish I didn't care for it. November 11, 2015
Logic and Reason are on Holiday You start this game with the usual car crash. You wake up next to a still smoking car teetering on the edge of a cliff. When you finally climb up to the road you are greeted by a police constable. You have been missing for days. (Here is where logic left. Think for a moment - the car was smoking and then crashed down a cliff. There was a break in the guard rail - But none of these things helped the police find you FOR DAYS?!) You are taken to the local station where the inspector asks questions about your recent interview of a local horse breader who was subsequently taken to the hospital. The inspector interrogates you in a way that let's you know you are a suspect in Mr Reedley''s sudden illness. (Here is when reason packed it's bags - Ignore the fact that Mr Reedley was in poor health, frail, and elderly - you are solely responsible for his trip to the hospital!) Look, I'll be honest. I bailed. I am pretty much a fan of logic and reason. I have a hard time wondering through anything without them. Yes, the game is pretty, and there is a bit of a story here, and it proceeds like hundreds of other games, but I need more to spend my money and precious time on a game. I'd already suffered through the CE and this just sent me over the edge. Do what you will, but, for heaven's sake, try the demo first. November 8, 2015
CE or SE? The game is illogical, though beautiful, so you must decide. I try to advise whether to buy the SE or the CE after the SE is out, because if I have bought neither, that's what I want to know. I finally bought the CE last weekend on the 2-for-1 sale, but I still rate the game low for being nonsensical. I have played little more than the demo and I hope it gets better, but I am not counting on it. The pros here are, admittedly, many: --It's well drawn --The music is good --The puzzles are interesting --The CE has all the bells and whistles The downfall of this game is the lack of logic: --I am suspected of something by the police, and a police detective says not to leave town. --But then after the police detective interview is over, I can't leave the police dept because it might interrupt someone's conversation?? Come on. Say "excuse me" and walk through to the door. --When I cannot leave, I am directed by the arrows of the game to go back into the police detective's office even though he is not in there, where I am allowed to poke around on my own, fiddling, for example, with a cassette player found on the detective's desk. Not sensible. --Then, after I finally make it out of the police dept, I am trapped in the police department courtyard. (Even the game character comments on how strange that is.) --And THEN I am directed to go back inside to the detective's office again to get something else. He's still not in there. Generally, I do not care too much about story, but this one is so nonsensical it makes it hard to play. Games just aren't as much fun when you can't figure out why you are doing things. So if you like the game despite the logical inconsistencies, I recommend the CE because it has all the good stuff. But if you don't, you might wait for the SE on a daily deal because it is a beautifully drawn game--one of my favorite things about these games. Even though I cannot recommend it as a game, I am admiring it as art. Be prepared to use the hint a lot while you are admiring, though. November 8, 2015
Clearly a missed opportunity to develop an investigation in a clear, logical and exciting way. I played the full demo, hoping this final installment would be a lot better than its predecessors in the series, but boy, was I wrong! After just a few minutes into the start of the story I was astonished by the ludicrousness of the actions the devs want you to perform. In the most original way ever... it all starts with a car crash... (again !)... What follows is laughable: pick up a piece of metal from under the tire of the car, retrieve your bad from the trunk, empty it, dislodge stones with the piece of metal, put the stones in the bag, then stop the flow of a stream with that bag to get a rope with a grappling hook. Throw the grappling hook to the top of the cliff, then start climbing up. And that's a minigame. You can't progress unless you find matching pairs of stones and plants (wonderful !). Half way up, you have to avoid an avalanche of rocks (!!). A grappling hook left in a stream ? How convenient ! An avalanche that starts at that precise moment? How unfortunate! When you finally get to the top you're greeted by a hostile cop, and you learn that you are suspected of trying to kill the guy you interviewed earlier on although the guy in question has been already ill with a bad heart for some time but is still alive. You're then taken to the police station where you are asked questions that lead nowhere and that you can't answer because you're suffering from amnesia. Following that you're left all by yourself and you can snoop around the station as much as you like, fix a broken wire, find a code to open the outside gate so that you can go to your hotel, etc, etc.... Later on you have to cut a wire in a car that doesn't belong to you in order to open the trunk and have access to a HOS. All other actions that you need to perform are equally stupid and/or unlikely. Just a few examples! No logic whatsoever, not the slightest bit of realism, a highly questionable story that doesn't make much sense, and boredom that set in so quickly I was glad when the demo was over. I actually played it to its end to see how things would improve. They don't. The HO Scenes are probably the best feature you can find in the game, if you're a fan of HO Scenes, that is. I am not. So what was left ? The minigames ? Nope ! They're lame, easy, not challenging at all, well, boring like the rest. One funny thing: the adventure is supposed to take place in Devon, UK, but the police cars look like they're American ! As for the decor, houses in Devon or anywhere in the UK do not resemble German houses ! Why can't you do your homework properly, Eipix? You're right to close the series, it's never been good, now it has come to a dead end. No buy for me, and no recommendation November 8, 2015
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