Reviews and Problems with Agatha Christie - Death on the Nile
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User review by PinkJellybean
26 April 2012
Summary: Ahh, it hurts me to give this wonderful game just 3 stars, but I just can't give it more because of those darn bad quality objects. It was a very well thought out whodunnit-themed game, with great music, and scenes but for some reason a lot of the objects weren't of the same great quality as the other graphics. I personally hate using hints and will try my hardest to finds things on my own but in this game using them was inevitable.
Summary: Well, the game is from 2007 but I believe that the overall standard in terms of graphics were relatively high back then, too. While the game doesn´t look bad many of the hidden objects do. I often had to use all of my clues to find the objects in the scenes and after seeing what was meant I just scratched my head and thought: "huh? Never is THAT a -please insert an object name here-! It is....SOMETHING but no -please insert previous object name here- !
Summary: Agatha's "Death On The Nile" is enjoyable (but at times frustrating). The graphics are beautiful, the background sound isn't irritating, and the clue system and character interaction (static) are well done. That said, some of the hidden-object scenes could use the "magnifying-glass" approach. Several, while showing you that there are "10" items to find, actually make you hunt down maybe 20 things (for example, one item might really be "12 torn pieces of a photo").
Summary: Overall I liked this game. There were a few things that bothered me though. I really enjoyed the story and the gameplay. I thought the length of the game was good. It took me a few nights to get through it. The thing I didn't like the most was that items were occasionally very difficult to find. I always had enough hints if I ran into problems, but I hate needing to use several hints to finish a level. It also seemed a bit picky about where you clicked on an item.
Summary: i'm not sure why everything in miss van schuyler's room looks like a lace doily (or why i should have to find six of them.) i'm also not sure why everything in linnet doyle's room looks like a veil (or why i should have to find six of them.) i'm not sure why everything is else is A) miniscule, and B) not really all that distinct. you can take my review for what it's worth. i'm not a fan of this series, and i'm not sure why i bought the game.
Summary: I strongly disliked this game. The only reason I played to the end was to learn more about the interesting plot line and characters. I hated the hidden object scenes. The objects were blurry or tiny or just plain invisible (e.g., I came across a white object on a white ceiling that was impossible to see); I gave myself eyestrain trying to see teensy tiny keys and whatnot.
Conclusion: This game is really challenging. Some of the hidden objects are hidden too well!!!! You have to complete between 2-5 rooms per section and you only have a maximum of 5 hints for all these rooms. The clock is also counting down which adds extra suspense!!!