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Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders (Nintendo DS)
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- Platform: Nintendo DS
- PEGI Rating: Unknown
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
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There is also no explanation in the booklet on how to save your game. I found out by accident that you have to press the 'start' button on your DS to bring up a box which asks you if you want to quit and return to the main menu. I also didn't realise you have to use the arrow keys to scroll through the dialogue and puzzle instructions on the top screen. I was scratching my head for a long time over this.
A little more explanation of things in the booklet would have been nice, then I could have got straight into the game instead of wondering how to do things.
The plot follows the bones of the Agatha Christie novel "The ABC Murders". The voice recordings are lazy, and meaningless. The text (of which there is a lot) is rife with spelling mistakes and words used in completely the wrong places. There is no guidance on navigation, and apparently no save option. The lack of save option means that each time you restart you have to go through some tedious parts again. The puzzles are all variations on 4 themes: guess the age, guess the street number, select the shortest route, or unscramble an anagram.
The point and click aspect lends nothing to the game, and does not help you discover the murderer. Poirot's "Lost Case" turns out to be multiple choice with unlimited retries.
There is no replay value to the game. I cannot recommend purchasing this.
You will for example find crime scenes, and use the touch screen to inspect the scene and interrogate witnesses and suspects.
If you make a mistake and tap something you tapped before, then you may either replay stuff again, which can be fun, or go back to the savegame. The Save menu isn't easy to find though, press Start to make it appear. I don't mind playing a puzzle twice if I liked it but some people say they do mind and they should know about the Save menu so you don't have to play it again if you don't feel like it.
There's some nice points to the game (e.g. I quite like the puzzles) but it isn't perfect, especially if you were looking for more of an adventure game. This is a puzzle game with a Christie story in the background, not an adventure game based entirely upon the novel. If you keep this in mind this game can keep you entertained for hours.
Sadly not one I am too bothered about even completing! Next...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
not one of the best games but very playable. . . . . . . . . . . . .Published on 5 Jan. 2013 by popsfoster
This has got to be the most monotonous game I have played. The dialogue is endless and the "puzzles" - and I say puzzles loosely - are absolutely rediculous. Read morePublished on 10 May 2010 by A. Fone
As a huge fan of Agatha Christie I was bitterly disappointed with this game. Follows the story of ABC Murders with a series of rather crude puzzles inserted at the most unlikely... Read morePublished on 2 May 2010 by Tolkien
Bought this game for my mum who loves Agatha Christi and Poirot.
She is really enjoying it.
I'm a big fan of these sort of games on the DS, but this one has far too much dialogue to be read and not enough puzzles. Read morePublished on 27 Feb. 2010 by Amazon Customer
Before I bought this game, thankfully at a reduced price as it was preowned, I read the reviews. There was a wide spread so I took a chance. Read morePublished on 19 Feb. 2010 by Barrie J. Vinten