It's been two long, tedious years since the invasion. They came suddenly, like a thief in the night... it was all over by dawn's first light. I have no idea how the rest of the world is doing... outside communication has been suffocated.
All of us are required to wear the designated uniform, brown robes, and we must keep our faces hidden as much as possible. Above all else, we are not allowed to speak to each other. To do so would mean certain death.
A select number of humans were chosen by the Orbs to become Manhunters. I have no idea how the selection was made or how I was chosen. Tomorrow is my first day on the job... and I have no clue as to my destiny.Manhunter's job is tracking down humans, who violate Orbs' laws, and reporting them to Orbs at the end of the day. Implanting tracking disks should've sufficed, but as it turned out, the disks can only transmit the host's location, not the identity. And they don't work underground. Hence the need for Manhunters.Manhunter: New York and Manhunter 2: San Francisco are Adventure Games released by Sierra in 1988 and 1989. Two more games were planned, but never went into production.You start the first game as a press-ganged Manhunter assigned to investigate some murders. This puts you on a track of escaped serial killer Phil, lets you find out Orbs' true intentions and lets you eventually clean New York from aliens. The game ends with you chasing Phil in stolen Orbs' ship.The second game starts with you crash landing in San Francisco and accidentally killing a local Manhunter. You assume his identity and use his position and equipment to continue chasing Phil and fight Orbs Alliance from within.While the games used the same AGI engine as all the previous Sierra text adventures, they did not employ a text parser. And unlike earlier parserless Sierra adventures, they lacked dialogs, relying on more creative ways to give in-game information. Also, they featured then-unique first-person gameplay*, similar to Myst, with many New York and San Francisco landmarks as a background.Not to be confused with the 1987 film or the comic book of the same name. Or with the Manhunt series of games.
— Excerpts from the Official Manhunter's Field Guide
The series contains examples of: