8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Gruesome story, but very short if you have the digital map,
This review is from: Murdered: Soul Suspect PS3 (Video Game)
So I officially platinum the game 3 days after I bought it. So I feel like this review will be the most complete at this date. So, let's go on with the review
You're Ronan, a cop who dies and is trying to figure out who killed him and why, as a ghost, in Salem, Massachusetts. This game is basically using the old story about the Salem Witch Trials, an extremely dark time during America's history. As a ghost, it's up to you to figure out who the Bell Killer is and stop him, as he's been killing people left and right without cause, or so they say. The story is extremely good and doesn't fall flat to me. Many of the side stories are very gruesome and detailed, but very well done.
Since you're a ghost, you have the ability to pass through walls and possess people (but you can't control them, other than Influence their thoughts). You also have the ability to teleport, which is a later ability, and destroy demons that are out to eat your soul. But, the town of Salem is a very religious city, so all their buildings are protected to prevent unwanted demons from invading the buildings, so you can just pass through any wall or building. Basically, this game is about investigating and looking around. There are clues that you have to find and use to see why the Bell Killer is murdering people. Also, there are a LOT of collectibles in the game. From different stories about people to the Bell Killer to Ronan's deceased wife's diary. That's not all, but trust me, there's a LOT of collectibles.
Uh....not a lot of music that's memorable, especially during the ending credits...CAUSE THERE WASN'T ANY!!! Most of the music is just spooky music and is there to scare you. Not a good soundtrack.
Impressive for a PS4 game. Very detailed characters, and the levels look good. But a lot of the buildings do look very low-res and there are some graphical glitches that I encountered from time to time. Good looking game though!
Scary and well done. The voice acting is superb and well done too. Sometimes the voices don't follow the lips, like how Kingdom Hearts is, but doesn't bother me.
The con of this game:
I beat it in 3 days with a platinum. There is no difficulty setting and the replayability is almost zero once you beat the game and get the platinum. Took me about 10-12 gameplay hours to get everything and that's it! It's a game with a good story, but has nothing at the end for you.
Good game to buy, but will be a quick game if you try to get the platinum. I'd probably buy this game when it's around $35 or less, but the story is really good for the price. All the collectibles can either be easy to find, or extremely well hidden, so it may take you a bit. Other than that, just wait for a bit so the price can drop.