What is Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders about?
Your weapon is your knowledge. Your wits will be put to the ultimate test! The ABC Murders is an adventure and investigation game adapted from the classic Agatha Christie novel. The player embodies the famous Hercule Poirot in a 3rd person perspective adventure game packed with mysteries. Once again, the private detective will find himself up against a mysterious opponent who goes by the name of "ABC".
Your intelligence will never have been so challenged!
You will have to explore many crime scenes in various cities set in beautiful surroundings across the United Kingdom. Leave no stone unturned when it comes to cross examinations and deadly puzzles! Observe, question and explore everything possible in order to make the smartest deductions and understand the murderer's plans!
The game is a rather shallow adventure game compared to previous Agatha Christie games. The puzzles are all kept quite simple and can be solved by logical thinking and exact observation of the objects. You should carefully follow the cases for the reconstructions because you have to readjust them. The graphic is kept in a comic look that strongly reminds of the Telltale games and the scenery and co. are all very harmonious and everything looks in its place. Interactive objects are not emphasized as in other games and thus have a harmonious effect in the environment. The sound is in the range Okay to Good. You can tell from the sound that there wasn't much of a budget. For example, when talking on the phone, it sounds exactly as if the person is standing in front of you or a well sounds as if water is simply being poured into a bucket. Unfortunately, the voice output is only in English, but the speakers do their job quite well so far. Of course, it is mostly spoken in British-English and Poirot has his French dialect in it which needs getting used to at the beginning, but not negative.