Here is a review for one of the most original arcade titles to come along in years that sadly was canceled after the developer had a dispute with their distributor. It's a real shame that they pulled the project as while it is a game that is along the lines of something like Dragon's Lair, it is far more advanced than DL, Space Ace or any other FMV game that has come along that I have played as while those early FMV games promised interactivity they didn't truly deliver on that promise while The Act does.
The Act is helped by it's unique control scheme which is very simple to understand and use. All you have is a knob that you turn during gameplay to affect what happens in a scene. The further you turn the knob the more intense the reaction of the main character Edgar gets. There are even a couple of scenes where turning the knob corresponds with Edgar's physical movement, such as when he is running through a hospital with a hospital bed and you essentially drive him through it.
Because The Act was canceled it is very rare - only 40 units were made and of those only about 10 actually made it out onto eBay. I was lucky enough to get one and so I have it setup at The Game Grid in Utah. It's a fun game that is quite addicting, hopefully Cecropia will attempt a comeback to arcades one day.