Picks and Pans Review: Burn:cycle

updated 08/21/1995 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/21/1995 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Burn:Cycle plunges players into the world of Sol Cutter, a 21st-century thief who has just come down with a deadly virus (the Burn:Cycle). To cure himself, Cutter must confront a brazen terrorist, a lost love and his malevolent alter ego. Now being released on CD-ROM after coming out last year for the CD-i platform, the game combines action with a sophisticated filmlike story line. Burn:Cycle is so richly layered that it may take many sittings to make it to the end. Persevere, though, there's a payoff that makes the climax of The Crying Game look tame. (CD-ROM for MAC & PC. Trip Media/Philips Media, $49.98)

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