Video Game Review: Murdered: Soul Suspect
|Ronan and Joy|
The cool thing about being dead is the way you get to interact with your environment. Now of course you can't pick things up, because, let's face it, who's ever heard of ghosts moving objects? (rolls eyes) And this can be kinda frustrating to begin with but after an hour or two you get the hang of it. Something else cool you can do? Walk through walls! I've never played a game where the character can literally walk through a wall (unless it was a glitch…) Of course you will spend the first half of the game walking through doors continuously until you figure out, "Hey! I can walk through walls! Why did I just walk through a door???" I've watched some play throughs of this game and everybody does it at least once! And lastly you have just received some pretty cool ghostly super powers. Nothing like flying or anything, but you do get to possess some cats and teleport and other pretty nifty things.
I said I would categorize this game as a puzzle game because there is VERY little combat, and the combat that is in the game must be approached from a puzzle solving aspect. You can not face your enemies head on, you must come at them from behind. So how you gonna to do that? (yes, I purposefully left "are" out of that sentence.)
|Pucker up and give us a kiss!|
So over all this is a great game for gamers who want a sort of walk through experience that focuses on the story telling and less on the gun shooting/sword fighting/spell casting. The feel is just creepy enough to keep you on the edge of your seat while still being engaging. There is a TON of history in this game and I didn't do any fact checking to see if it was accurate so I'll leave that up to the history buffs. Write a comment if you find an incorrect fact about Salem. Also if you are an achievement hunter or a collector this game has a crazy amount of things for you to find a well as several side quests which are fun and diverting.
So all in all this game was enjoyable, but I'm glad I only paid $4.50 to rent it for two nights instead of the $50 to buy it.