Murdered: Soul Suspect resembles a ghostly shadow of the genre of adventure games. There are no intricate puzzles, and no need at all to strain gyrus. Individual elements of mechanics if designed to simplify the campaign, and not give it originality. Nebeznadezhen project, but similar to an ordinary episode of the television series format “to see once and forget.”
In the town of Salem in Massachusetts, wound maniac. He kills his victims with cruelty and leaves no residue. Policeman Ronan O’Connor still finds the murderer, but in clashes dies. In the afterlife detective meets his dead wife, who tells him that eternal peace is not guaranteed, while he will not find the villain. Ronan is sent in the form of ghosts on the trail of the killer.
The authors give Ronan slowly bits of information that clarifies the picture, then even more confusing all. In the story intertwined crimes, ghosts and people with paranormal abilities. Hero searches important information faces mad and looks to the past to see personally committed murder maniac.
|Published in Russia||1C-SoftKlab|
|Platforms||PCXbox 360PS3PS4Xbox One|
|Released Games||June 6, 2014|
Alas, it’s worth looking beyond the detective component, the project is changing for the worse. Minor characters rarely appear on the screen and stored only banal characters. Promising branches are cut off from the main line of short duration scenes. Impression that the authors were just too lazy to develop them.
Ronan behaves as a typical tough cop. His partner, a girl-medium, the ability to talk with ghosts, appears usual wayward teenager. The two then swear for no apparent reason, then reconciled and continue to cooperate. The characters are flat and boring.
Emotional involvement in what is happening is killing classical dialogue system with methodical enumeration replicas. Because of this “intense” conversation resemble a farce. This approach to background series The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us is particularly unfortunate. On the PC, Xbox One and PS4 well noticeable difference between the clear graphics and gaming slug bleary prerenderennymi rollers.
Upon entry, where Ronan explain the possibility of its new guise, the hero begins his duties. However, ghost detective work Murdered: Soul Suspect not so exciting as it may seem.
Ronan is not able to interact with physical objects and take them in hand. Girl-medium helps him only in situations prescribed in advance. In other words, collect items, combine them and do not have to apply. Things O’Connor often stacked in walking around the room to find a specified number of clues and make conclusions from them. He also dwell in the bodies of people reading their thoughts or pushes to certain actions.
Evidence is not always easy to detect, and Ronan begins to “hunt the pixel” to make the obvious inference. Confused or deadlock unreal. The hero always has a small list of possible options, and the blind method of selection – the perfect solution to the problems. The only punishment for missteps is the low rating that everything is not affected. So that the whole complexity of the game begins and ends tedious tests for attention.
Distract him from being bored called to a meeting with demons. These creatures roam the world of spirits and absorb its inhabitants. Ronan is hiding from them in bunches or energy quietly sneaks past or kill the demons behind. But some collisions are too simple and easy to get rid of O’Connor two or three opponents, while others turn into a succession of trial and error.
Ronan also dwell in the cat and crawling through the ventilation shafts. He portrays poltergeist activates various devices and distracting guards to medium passed them by unnoticed. These moments, like everyone else, are reduced to the simplest actions. The campaign quickly turns into a set of amusing plot moves, the space between them is filled with commotion and primitive instructions.
But the creators have not stinted on the caches. Scattered in the corners of the world small nuggets of information about a maniac, Ronan memories of a past life, his wife notes and other notes allows you to feel the history of the city with a bad reputation. In addition, the detective talks to the other ghosts and even taken for incidental investigation. Most of the optional cases reduces to finding evidence, but for the sake of exciting stories behind them to hunt.
The game combines the ghostly images of the past and modern décor. Due to this, a feeling that the hero is in a parallel reality between the world of the living and the dead. Ronan is not in place, looks into the mental hospital, the cemetery, in an abandoned house and other atmospheric place. In such circumstances, even bringing feels uncomfortable. Sorry, but perfectly decorated main locations are combined with faceless, gray streets of the town.
Murdered: Soul Suspect is designed for those who prefer to not watch the developments. This is not “interactive cinema”, because in the story segments only player looking videos and methodically selects replica dialogues. At the same time it mediocre adventure game, because the investigation is a set of tests for attention. The pursuit of a serial killer with ghosts and living people unsuccessfully intriguing complete without sagging, but even this is not enough to maintain interest.
Holders consoles worth the wait closeouts and not to overpay for a short (six to seven hours, provided the detection of almost all the secrets) and a one-time adventure. PC users who are ready to forgive the game for much of the plot, it makes sense to think about buying a budget edition.
- An exciting storyline with elements of mysticism
- Secrets with amusing enough information as a reward for their searches
- Great design of key locations
- The underdeveloped characters
- Archaic dialogue system turns tense conversations in farce
- The investigation comes down to simple actions or annoying “hunting by pixel”
- Clashes with demons either too simple or converted into a series of trial and error
- Most third-party orders turns need to search for various items
- The quality is inferior gaming graphics (version for PC, Xbox One and PS4)