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An Act of Murder

by Christopher Huang

Mystery
2007

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- Cory Roush (Ohio), June 30, 2017

- Denk, June 6, 2017

- dillenthevillain, March 18, 2016

A randomized murder mystery with good implementation and weak story, February 3, 2016

This is one of the best murder mystery games; you interview a variety of very vocal NPC's with different personalities, you pick up clues, look through a house, then deduce a murderer and then arrest them.

The NPC's are vibrant and active, moving about the house, talking about each other and their actions. It must have been an enormous amount of effort to implement these NPC's.

The story itself is necessarily somewhat weak. As the murderer can change every time, everyone's backstory and alibi have to be flexible enough to account for the changes, and there is no sense of urgency in the game.

A must-play for murder mystery fans.

- Teaspoon, January 29, 2016

- Aryore, December 13, 2015

- hoopla, February 17, 2015

- Sobol (Russia), September 12, 2014

- Molly (USA), June 17, 2014

- Deychrome, March 24, 2014

- shornet (Bucharest), March 23, 2014

- Floating Info, March 13, 2014

- KidRisky (Connecticut, USA), December 19, 2013

- streever (America), November 30, 2013

- DJ (Olalla, Washington), May 9, 2013

- OtisTDog, January 14, 2013

Infocom Mystery At Its Best, January 13, 2013

by Christopher Caesar
Related reviews: An, Act, of, Murder, Mystery, Infocom
This game was one of the games that caught my attention, and both detective and examination skills are required to solve this one.The interactions are relatively open-world, but you can't ask everyone about everything, after all.

The game starts off on a low note, it is late at night, and you are reluctantly driving to the house where the crime was committed. The amount you can interact with suspects is amazing, and asking people about the same thing will always end up with you getting different opinions, and one person will give you a clue or two. It kept me going for hours and I loved playing Inspector. But be careful, the game is harder than it looks!

The game takes a few playing sessions, and if you are stuck there is a built in >HELP command, and this gives you hints. It's suitable for first-time gamers, as well! The only way to win is by focusing on statements of all suspects. Enjoy! I did.

- Marshal Tenner Winter (Truth or Consequences, NM), November 20, 2012

- Inarcadia Jones (NYC), August 2, 2012

- Relle Veyér, March 1, 2012

- E.K., February 27, 2012

- Kendi, February 14, 2012

- The Xenographer, November 1, 2011

- djbiology (New York, NY), October 25, 2011

- Inventorman101, September 28, 2011


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