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- An intricate and celebrated storyline adapted from the classic Agatha Christie novel, providing hours of gameplay
- The classic novel brought to life with full voice acting and vibrant, cel-shaded 3D graphics
- Study crime scenes and solve puzzles to uncover the clues you need to solve the mystery of 'The ABC Murders'
- Interact with a number of witnesses and allies, and choose how you want to interrogate suspects
- Observe an important witness or a potential suspect closely in order to understand their state of mind
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Adapted from the classic Agatha Christie novels, 'The ABC Murders' is an adventure and investigation game, offering sharp-minded gamers the chance to step into the shoes of Hercule Poirot. Join the famous detective as he attempts to unmask the elusive murderer known as “ABC” by solving puzzles, and exploring crime scenes, rendered stylishly in cel-shaded, real-time 3D. To solve the case, players will have to talk to characters, gather evidence and solve challenging puzzles in order to collect clues and piece together the mystery in order to bring this murderer to justice.
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First of all I should say I am a huge Agatha Christie/Hercule Poirot fan! On that bias alone I could have gleefully given this game a 5/5 but alas its not quite that good.
This game is a strange combination of the puzzler and point and click genres. There is absolutely no 'action' at all and it is read heavy. I found the game fun and nostalgic in many ways. Fans of Hercule, Hastings and Japp will be delighted to see them true to form here, witty statements and all.The voice acting is decent among the characters. A particularly funny nod to Hercule's famous ego is a gaming element that awards points based on acting as the real, egotistical Hercule Poirot would. For example you can gain points for having Hercule look into a mirror and fix his mustache at a crime scene. There is a lot of fan service here with great, funny and familiar scenes between the main characters.
The game is based on the book The ABC Murders and if you have read the book then you will already know the who and the how but now you must collect the clues! Meeting the cast of characters in game is quite fun and true to the book. I will say that not every scene from the book has made it into the game but it follows closely.
There are some aspects I would have preferred to be done differently. I'm a bit picky here but if you are use to the cast of Hercule Poirot that features David Suchet, most of the in game characters match except Hastings who does not look like Hugh Fraser at all! Another area in which more could have been done is the voice acting, while decent, one can only imagine if they had been able to get David Suchet, Hugh Fraser and the cast to do the voice overs!
Now for the not so great aspects. The game is slow paced and can get dull during questioning/clue finding sessions. Nostalgia carried me thru but even I must admit it can be a bit tiresome. The largest complaint I have is that the point and click features on the Xbox One are hard to carry out and apparently would do better on a PC. Some puzzles require odd positioning of hands on the controls.And as others have mentioned, this is a short game. Even if you want get all the trophies a replay might be to much as you of course now know exactly who, why and how the murders were done.
That being said, if you are a fan of Hercule this is an excellent nod to the World's Greatest Detective! I found it fun but flawed, I still would recommend to any fans of Agatha Christie and her famous detective.
but still the story lines and the cases are true to the Agatha Christie story lines
The graphics are good, especially for the backgrounds. I got a tingle seeing the. Whitehaven apartments in the opening. The characters look great in their animated forms and they definitely have an interesting style to them. I miss Poirot's duck walk, but understand it would have been very annoying throughout the game proper.
Gameplay is where the game shines. The puzzles aren't too difficult, but challenging enough to be entertaining. I quite enjoyed the interviews and the potential for different interactions. My favorite part is getting points for acting like Poirot... I kept seeing Suchet and his actions in my head, then hearing his voice read the words on the screen, and imaging the reactions.... Definitely the best part for fans of the book and the show.
This is a simple enough game that is best experienced by those who love Poirot. It is fun, short, and meant to be played multiple times. I highly recommend a "screw up" playthrough... Makes Japp seem like a genius!