Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders is based on the story of the same name in which the killer with a series of letters directly causes Hercule Poirot to deal with murders, announcing them in alphabetical order. ABC Murders is above all a light adventure with a fantastic story that will surely appeal to every fan of the genre.
Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot have long become synonyms for brilliant minds that until today no one has managed to outperform. Which of the two would be concerned, solving a new case in the form of a digital adventure will surely make a smile on the face of all fans of the detective genre.
Namely, this game pretty badly takes over all the best details from the brilliant Crimes and Punishments and some of the earlier Frogwares games and only shapes them into something different graphics and a new story. Since Crimes was a phenomenal game, it would not be so bad in itself, however, the elements here are somehow more superficial and have less impact on the whole story.
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the killer with a series of letters directly causes Poirot to solve the killings, announcing them in alphabetical order: first she kills Mrs. Asher in Andover, then switches to letter B and so on. Gameplay is a standard point & click system: you go from location to location and look for traces, interesting details and items that can be of use to you.
Some objects are puzzles and you will have to warm up a little bit a bit. Some riddles are logical and simple, especially at the beginning: stacking and matching elements, finding similarities, but they are also quite complicated.
adventurers will find little about it, but they will probably be a little overweight, although more because of the complexity and duration of riddles, but because of their objective weight. Every character in the game can be reviewed and examined in detail, it is usually necessary to spot some characteristic facial features or details on the clothes, which then unlocks new topics of conversation.
The conversations are quite interesting, since you can put every question in multiple ways, and your goal is to as far as possible to guess how real Poaro might have put that question up. Poirot’s ego points are given for viewing in the mirror and other details that supposedly contribute to the revival of his character.
When you collect enough evidence and assumptions, the precise connection of the various items and elements you have compiled into conclusions that will ultimately lead to the resolution of the crimes. here the game allows only one, accurate result, which makes a little sense of feeling like pulling your nose.
Gameplay boasts a stylized, slightly comic drawing, with sharp lines and clear colors, perfectly fitting with the overall tone of the story and truly appealing to the eye. Locations are detailed and faithful, characters convincing, all details of a functional … The same applies to the voice acting of the main characters.
ABC Murders is above all a light adventure with a fantastic story that will surely appeal to every fan of the genre. There is no openness of the story nor of those fine, subtle moments from which a man smiles…