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A serial killer is terrorizing the streets of Victorian London, and private investigator Sydney Emerson has hit a new low between finding lost dogs and receiving alleyway beatings. A turn of events sees Sydney forgoing his selfish nature and thrusting himself into perilous and increasingly surreal situations, treading a fine line between dreams and reality. Explore the foggy streets of Victorian London in all its decadence and depravity, searching the slums, taverns, brothels and even Sydney's abstract dreamscapes for clues, while meeting a host of interesting, insane and eccentrically British characters along the way.
You can find my detailed test of The Slaughter Act 1 on my blog:
Here is a short summary:
You investigate the shabbier corners of London... and search for clues. Visually, The Slaughter is clearly oriented to the forefathers of the genre, but in direct comparison with the backgrounds of a Secret of Monkey Island it clearly takes the short straw. But even though sometimes there are no details and everything is quite static, the streets, alleys and apartments of pixelated London seem quite authentic, which is not least also due to the always contemporary background music. It's the same with the characters, who are quite simple from a technical point of view but score with inner values.
The Slaughter lives above all from its unspent setting and the mysterious story, which leaves almost all questions unanswered in this first act but gives you enough hints to keep you in line. The finale in particular is excellently staged and leaves me impatiently waiting for the sequel. If you have a weakness for old school adventures, you will get good service for about 8 €
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