Excerpt: Murdered: Soul Suspect begins on an unusual note, with the death of its main character. His name is Ronan O’Connor, a Detective working for the Salem Police Department. It is the pursuit of the Bell Killer that puts him in harms way.
Excerpt: Murdered: Soul Suspect is an adventure game in which you assume the role of a ghostly detective who must solve his own murder. The premise is intriguing and Soul Suspect certainly starts off strong, throwing a plethora of unique ideas at the player, but it doesn't take long for the cracks to show.
Summary: " Murdered: Soul Suspect " is a simple game from a much simpler time. That it exists today on current and next gen consoles is mind boggling, as nothing about the package is modern or up to date, but I still found myself strangely enamoured with the game.
Summary: There appears to be a shortage of mystery-style video games that have been made available over the last several years. An argument can be made that Rocksteady’s 'Arkham' series includes a fair amount of detective work on the part of the Dark Knight, but I’m talking about games that, from start to...
Summary: There are strange events unfolding in Salem, Massachusetts, and it has nothing to do with the growing ghost population. It's the living who are noticeably off-kilter. As a serial killer slowly picks off the uneasy inhabitants, the frightened few who remain seek shelter in an eerie playground as a...
Pros: Lots of interesting stories to piece together, Great sense of empathy as you learn why people passed away
Cons: Dull combat encounters, Lots of bugs and glitches, Severe tonal shifts
Summary: For all its shortcomings, Murdered remains an enjoyable romp. The lack of direct combat never becomes an issue, and the pacing of the main plot is just right. What immersion is lost through lazy NPC behaviour and limited interaction with the world is gained back by dint of the wonderfully sinister...
Conclusion: Concept: Solve your own murder from the afterlife and bring a serial killer to justice
Graphics: Nicely animated cinematic sequences are in great abundance. The demons are terrifying – almost more so than Ronan’s horrible, over-accessorized character model
Sound: There isn’t much in terms of music.