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: I came across something midway through Murdered: Soul Suspect that summed up the majority of my experience playing this game. I was strolling through a police station as Ronan O'Connor, a detective so hard-boiled that his own death could not stop him from hunting down the notorious murderer as The...
Excerpt: If Murdered: Soul Suspect had been released in, say, 2004, gamers might be speaking about it in quiet, fond tones, reminiscing about how it broke new ground for console adventure games and presented the kind of story you didn't see often enough in those days.
Conclusion: Murdered: Soul Suspect is not perfect, but it doesn’t deserve most of the criticisms heaped upon it. The game is definitely not for everyone and it’s not something I can recommend to each and every gamer out there, especially those who love a challenge or action-heavy gameplay.
Pros: It's a story-gamer's haven with collectibles galore, mystery, and plenty of curveballs to keep you guessing;
Cons: There is very little challenge in piecing together the clues, and the lack of an in-game map makes maneuvering around town quite frustrating. I'm personally peeved that once you finish the game, you can�t start at a save prior to the final cut scene to search for any wayward collectibles.