Fahrenheit (1995 video game)
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Fahrenheit is a full motion video game released for the Sega CD and Sega 32X. It was published by Sega and developed by Sega Studios for release on the Sega CD and Sega 32X CD in 1995. The two editions of the game were bundled together and are the same except that the 32X CD edition has superior full motion video.
Fahrenheit is one of the many full-motion-video games that were released for the Sega CD in the 1990s. Played through a first-person perspective it follows a rookie firefighter belonging to a fictional fire house called "Company 13."
After an introduction exposition scene the player advances to the first of three burning buildings (i.e. a house, an apartment, and a college service basement) to rescue victims and property while disposing of potential hazards (explosives, kerosene, gas valves, etc.).
As the player wanders through each building, an on-screen menu will pop up, allowing movement to the Left, Right or Forward. The game is timed, so decisions must be made quickly or the computer will make the (wrong) decisions for the player. In addition to this, the player has a limited supply of oxygen.
The game has three different levels of difficulty and a password feature.
On release, GamePro called the game "a well-executed thriller that slowly builds in intensity." Though they complained that players are given too much time to think about their choices, they praised the game's cinematic presentation, tough decision making, and use of aural clues. Famicom Tsūshin scored the Mega-CD version of the game a 24 out of 40.
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