Stay Dead is a new Full Motion Video game brought to you by Brucefilms for PC/Mac. The game has real actors and you control what happens in the fights. Although the game is called Stay Dead you can never actually die, you are told this in the tutorial. Itís pretty much movie fight scenes but how you play decides whether you win or lose. You have 10 rounds to get the opponents health bar down to 0 before a game over screen appears.
The game is controlled by the keyboard, allowing you to make one move per round. You have the choice of doing a simple attack, combo or defense.
Basic Attack Ė 1 point damage
Combo Attack Ė 2 point damage
Defense 3 point damage
Although 10 rounds sounds like a long fight, in this game it is not. The fights last about 2-5 minutes. All moves are performed by you pressing arrow keys along with A/Z keys which have to be timed perfectly. Not timing the move correctly results in a miss and an attack from the opponent. A video will continually loop until you make a next move, while you decide what to do next. Although as you progress on to other fights if you take too much time to make a move the enemy will attack you.
The game has level up system, it adds XP after every victory. However, it doesn't seem to do anything so I donít know why its in the game. Achievements can be earned throughout the game, not many but its nice to have them. It isn't an easy game, but its a good challenge and keeps the player entertained. You can complete it within an hour, probably less. It is only £6.99 though and there isn't many games like it. So worth spending the money for an entertaining game and chances are you have played nothing like it.