Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express
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Nobody seems to have informed The Adventure Company that adventure gaming is, by most accounts, pretty much a dead genre. Ploughing on regardless with Agatha Christie's tales, the majority of Murder On The Orient Express takes place upon the luxurious train itself, comprising of four carriages and the odd outdoors scene. Even if you haven't read the book or seen the film, the title makes it pretty obvious what happens. However, in a deviation from the original, you play as an extra character, tasked with uncovering the murderer instead of the moustachioed Poirot.
Within this limited environment, things are pretty detailed with a combination of static background graphics and a few moving objects just to remind us we are indeed in the 21st century, although the characters don't seem up to the same levels. Your task is to traverse the carriages, picking up clues, taking fingerprints and questioning suspects. Luckily, for once it's reasonably clear what most objects are for, so you'll spend less time randomly clicking on objects to combine together, although being an adventure game, this does still feature at points.
The dialogue is disappointing, being a case of exhausting the options rather than picking the right thing to say. Plus, with the limited setting, things soon start to feel repetitive. Throw in the normal adventure game niggles such as getting stuck and trying everything in your inventory before realising that you've just missed something and it soon becomes clear that while MOTOE may satisfy die-hard adventure game fans, it's probably arrived way too late for the rest of us. A bit like trains really.
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- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP