Excerpt: Date: 12/20/2007 The opening sequence of Evil Under the Sun sets up an unusual premise. Famed fictional detective Hercule Poirot sits in his office relating the story of an earlier case to his Watson-like colleague Hastings.
Summary: In Evil Under the Sun, famous detective Hercule Poirot is back in typical style, turning up at just the right time to begin an investigation into the murder of a famous actress during what should have been the start of a relaxing holiday.
Excerpt: Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun is a third person point-and-click adventure game based on the novel of the same name. It is the third title in the officially licensed Agatha Christie series from The Adventure Company by game designer Lee Sheldon.
Excerpt: Agatha Christie: Evil under the Sun is the third Agatha Christie adventure from Florida-based developer AWE Games. The prelude for the game starts out months after one of Hercule Poirot’s cases, with Poirot talking to his friend Hastings.
Conclusion: I haven't read the original novel the game was based on, but once you strip out the Hastings narrative device, the actual storyline is a good one, and I will definitely be tracking down a copy of the book. But as for the game, it's a hard recommendation to make.
Summary: Agatha Christie was a mystery-writing machine. Over the course of a career that stretched some 50 years, she pretty much created the modern whodunit genre through over 80 detective novels and the creation of two famous sleuths in Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple.
Pros: Great visuals and voice acting bring the 1940 setting to life, Features all of the memorable characters from Christie's great novel
Cons: Completely rewrites the original story, Detective work replaced by mundane scavenger hunting, Pace is weighed down by endless backtracking and endless conversations
PC Preview - 'Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun'
10 October 2007
Summary: In Evil Under the Sun famous detective Hercule Poirot is back in typical style, turning up at just the right time to begin an investigation into the murder of a famous actress during what should have been the start of a relaxing holiday.