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Good game but a little hard

  • Dec 21, 2009
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In the game I got, a book came with it, but my review is based only on the game. This game has a good plot, but some of the puzzles are REALLY hard.

Story-You are on a train making sure that a famous detective (Hercule Poirot) is comfortable on the train. Basically you're an escort. However, in the middle of the night someone is murdered, and Hercule Poirot hurts his foot. He asks you to investigate the murder and report back to him. The game is basically questioning suspects, finding clues, and solving puzzles.

Graphics-They are pretty good, but some of the people just stand somewhere not moving, and they look almost like statues. The locations are nice, though, and real looking.

Sound-The music isn't that exciting, but the voice acting is pretty good, especially the accents.

Gameplay-This game is third person and point-and-click. The two things that I don't like are 1.there is SO much questioning suspects. I mean, you ask about 5 questions to each of the 10-12 suspects. And you talk to the people multiple times. So that gets a little old. 2.The puzzles are REALLY hard! You have to find items and put them in combinations that really don't make sense. And that is really why I took off 1 star. It's so hard I was forced to use a walkthrough. That made it not fun.

Fun-Other than that, the game is great fun. The plot is good, and the some of the puzzles are fun.

Length-This is actually a long game. It takes a long time, probably about 20 hours. This, of course, is shorter when you replay it! You probably won't replay it, though, as most of the game is just questioning suspects.

Overall, this is a really good game. It is really hard sometimes, but I still recommend this game as long as you are willing to think about the puzzles that are possible to solve. I definitely recommend it!

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I couldn't wait to start this game: the box is beautiful and I had a vision of beautiful graphics and beautiful people renditions! The romantic Orient Express- a perfect getaway! The scenes of the train itself are wonderfully done and you really feel you're in first class on the famous luxury express. But-here's the problem. The characters, with the exception of M. Poirot, look like they were created by amateurs. (The voices are perfect-after all you have the definitive Hercule, David Suchet, as …
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The world-famous mystery novel Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie, comes alive in this all-new exciting video game adaptation. Murder on the Orient Express is filled with spectacular twists-and-turns and also includes a surprise ending that is different from the original novel. Aboard the historic train, as Antoinette, a new character introduced in the game, you must help the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot solve the puzzling murder of Mr. Ratchett. Is the victim really who he claimed to be? What motive would any of the passengers have that would bring them to commit this heinous crime? It’s up to YOU to find out!
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