The Moment of Silence

The Moment of Silence

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Classic point-and-click espionage game, The Moment of Silence is now on Big Fish Games! Set in 2044 New York City, play the role of Peter Wright, an advertising executive currently heading up the Government's 'Freedom of Speech' campaign. When a heavily armed SWAT team storms his neighbor's apartment, Peter must uncover the truth behind his mysterious disappearance as he becomes drawn into the deceptive worlds of corruption and power. This fascinating vision of the near future includes 75 locations designed by an award-winning CG artists, more than 500 interactive screens, and 30 minutes of full screen video lip synchronization using phonetic voice analysis motion captured animation.

  • Unique and highly immersive espionage thriller
  • Spectacular action sequences
  • Reminiscent of The Longest Journey
  • Multiple choice dialogues
  • Motion-captured animations

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  • OS: Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10
  • CPU: 800 Mhz
  • RAM: 256 MB
  • DirectX: 8.1
  • Hard Drive: 3572 MB

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The Moment of Silence is rated 2.4 out of 5 by 23.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Give it a chance if you love a good story. I am writing my first review because I am surprised at all the negativity I am reading about this game. I am a voracious reader, and I love a good sci-fi adventure in any genre. While it's true this game is from 2004 and graphics have improved since them, the voice acting is excellent and the story is drawing me in like any good book should do. It takes place in the dystopian future of 2044, where Peter Wright watches a SWAT team abduct his new neighbor, a journalist named Graham Oswald, in the middle of the night. Grieving from the loss of his own wife and child, Wright offers to help Oswald's wife and child locate him. Warning: There is a LOT of dialogue, and you need to go through all of it to trigger parts of the plot. The mechanics can be clunky, and there is a lot of back and forth and useless waiting for things like the elevator in Wright's apt building, but the story really is intense, thought provoking, and very contemporary in how it predicts the invasiveness of our current technology. Big brother really is watching. Hit escape to exit, M to use the messenger, and H for hints (exits.) From what I understand, it will take about 24 hours to get through the whole game. That's great bang for the buck, and I used a game coupon to purchase. Happy Adventure Gaming.
Date published: 2021-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Total Point-and-Click REAL Adventure Game I really liked what I played in DEMO. A definite buy for me. But, I have been playing adv games for years (since the 80s black screen with text only games). Point-and-click adventure game after *that*? Yes, please! Is this a typical HOPA where every move is (mostly) obvious? No, it is not. Reminiscent of "The Longest Journey"? Maybe... (That is a fantastic game, BTW, and BF would be wise to add it to its store.) For those who aren't used to this type of game, here are some gaming tips, since there isn't a tutorial. Dbl-Click to get the character to RUN to locations. Remember to right-click on everything that has a caption when your mouse pointer hovers over it. Press the M char to check yr "phone" / database. Press the H char to check possible action spots in the "room" (or "skareen" as we used to call it). {Esc} button will take you back and out of game. And, IMO this is a really good game. And there are alot of "older" point-and-click adventure games out there, for those that are interested. Give it a try -- and don't be reluctant to check out all of the walkthroughs that are out there. This is good value for a game that will take hours and hours to complete. Just my two pence :)
Date published: 2021-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First Class Game Bravo Bigfish for your courage to present a first class game despite the anticipation that a lot of your customers will trash it. It always amazes me, how many people prefer to click through brainless games with items to be found in the most stupid places and be used in even more stupid contexts. What a pity that one has to go decades back if you want to find a game that has logic, a great real life story line without monsters or other paranormal stuff, and is a piece of art with great graphics and superb voice overs. Nope, this game won’t guide you. And it won’t be finished within 4 or 5 hours unless you ran through it with a walkthrough in your hand. You have to think, put yourself in the shoes of the hero and try to find the solutions with all the trial and error troubles that life presents. The game is more dialog driven, more like a novel, but not boring by any means because the dialogs are so well written and spoken by actors in a way I have not seen in any other game yet. There are only a few items to be found which have to be used logically in context with the situation and story line. And like a real good book, this game has a message. Issued in 2004, well before the first smart phone or flat screen TV was broadly available, the game addresses a lot of our current and probably future problems. I truly hope that Bigfish will offer more of this kind of games, even if you have to pull them from ancient resources, because I think there are also a lot of people out there who are less superficially minded.
Date published: 2021-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THIS is an ADVENTURE game!!! I am saddened by the reaction to this timeless game. I personally think that it is BRILLIANT ! Yeah though, if you are not used to figuring things out for yourself I can see why you might not like it. It's older but that does NOT mean it isn't a well executed and interesting game. I own this game on two other platforms but am still purchasing it here. Open your minds folks, maybe you will learn something new and challenging today.
Date published: 2021-10-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Difficult but worthy of a challenge I played the trial and was rather engrossed. I cannot say the game is without its frustrations and, until you grasp which characters and mouse controls you need to use to venture forwards, then your progress is rather limited to walking up and down the residential corridor lol. If you want to try this game don't give up, take a gander at the walkthrough and just hang in there I believe it is worth the challenge so much so that I am just about to purchase the full version.
Date published: 2021-10-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thinking cap and patience required People who haven't learned how to play point and click games won't like this game. I've been playing them for years and love them but they are not every ones cup of tea. This is not one of the better point and click games but I'm muddling through it and am enjoying most of it. There is lots of clicking and lots of dialog that you have to get through to move the game along. It requires LOTS of patience. No hints.
Date published: 2021-10-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from AMAZING STORY-DECENT GRAPHICS-INTERESTING CHARACTERS-PROBLEM WITH GAMEPLAY :( By now I'm sure everyone knows how much I love adventure games, but it saddens me that this game had some major flaws. It saddens me because I want Big Fish to continue to offer adventure games, even if they are older games! I was totally enthralled by the storyline, the characters were interesting as were their backstories. Moving the characters was easy, the game itself was fairly simple to figure out. I ran out of options fairly quickly and was left scratching my head as to what to do next. Out of desperation, I searched for walkthroughs and they were in abundance. The walkthroughs looked the same as the BF version, but no matter which steps I took, no matter how many new profiles I created, I couldn't replicate the walkthrough scenarios. In every walkthrough, my character would walk up to the neighbor's door and read the nameplate, "Osborne" and then make a comment that the wife's name was Debbie. When I tried to read the nameplate after replicating every move in the walkthroughs, Peter Wright would always say "better not". At that point, nothing else mattered because my next move was to return to Peter's apartment to retrieve his messenger device which is then used to call and ask for information on Debbie Osborne. Because Peter refused to read the nameplate, technically he didn't know the neighbor's name, therefore, the operator couldn't give him the information required to proceed, in fact, the operator stated that Peter was still responsible for the call placed! Every comment Peter made in every walkthrough I watched varied slightly from what Peter said in my games' version. When I examined the door itself, he never made comments about how brutal the police were or said anything about the damage they created even though every walkthrough I watched had identical comments. I even tried uninstalling and reinstalling the game and created new profiles each time but the outcomes were always the same! There were other differences as well, In my games' version, when I click on the window, Peter opens it and looks around the city's empty streets, in the walkthroughs, Peter simply makes comments about the city at that hour of the night without opening the window and viewing the streets from above. If I clicked on the bottle of whiskey, Peter would just say "I don't have time for a drink" but in the walkthroughs, Peter makes a comment about how he has to stop drinking, perhaps tomorrow" When I clicked on the TV, Peter said he was watching an excellent show, as usual, which was similar to the walkthroughs but he definitely added more commentary about the show on the walkthroughs. The walkthroughs were identical to one another, but none of them were identical to the scenarios in my games' version. Sometimes Big Fish gets a slightly different version of games, albeit extended versions, CE content, goodies, or special additions to give BF customers an incentive to buy the game from BF versus other portals. Perhaps this game was edited to downsize the game so older computers could handle the download, perhaps they tweaked it to make it more compatible because it was an older game? Whatever the reason, my version was different than the original game and because of this, I was unable to progress in the game because it simply wouldn't allow Peter to read the nameplate (yes, I tried to read it several times and after doing things differently each time) If you are able to read the nameplate, then please keep going, give adventure games a chance, they require a little more thought than HOPAs, you can't play them on autopilot like you can HOPAs but everything about adventure games is more gratifying once you solve the tasks at hand! (besides, there are hardly any HOPA developers remaining, what better time to make a change?!) Come join the fun at The Woods Forum and catch up with long-lost forum members at thewoodsforum.boards.net
Date published: 2021-10-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Took me a good minute to figure out what I was doing I had to find a walkthrough just to get me through the demo. Once I found an instruction guide on what I'm supposed to be doing it became fun, but then the demo ended. I'm tempted to purchase it because I want to know about the story, but I also am not going to waste my money on a strategy game that came out in 2004 that Big Fish is just getting to. If you like a strategy game that gives you very little direction and hints on what you are supposed to be doing, then go for it, if not, don't waste your money.
Date published: 2021-10-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from This game is over 15 years old I played this headache years ago. If you enjoy back and forth, back and forth footwork you might be able to muddle through. You will also go back to coversations over and over. By the book, boring, over told and predictable Orwelian story. One of the worst navigations I have played. Its a BIG no for me. Another ancient release. What is going on?
Date published: 2021-10-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Lets Have "The Moment of Silence" For The Demise Of Big Fish Oh My. What is BF thinking or should I say not thinking? This game is from 2004 and it shows through everything involved. The download and install was very slow. The navigation is horrible. I love point and click games but this one has very limited areas that can be accessed. Once they are accessed there is only a few actions the gamer can make. The visuals were okay but most items are small and the music in my opinion did not fit the story. I cannot say anything about the story line as I deleted the game after about 20 minutes. Try before you buy....This is one old and tired game.
Date published: 2021-10-12
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