All around this game is perhaps one of the finest games I've played in my life. The art style may seem unappealing but I assure you it fits the game like a glove. The writing is the star here, as the game distilled to its basic essence is about the vast array of characters aboard the train. There are many details and conversations to find and consume for the rich detail they give to the setting that is the Orient Express. Every action in this game has purpose, contact, and consequences, and the game effortlessly creates a simultaneous tension and a ticking time bomb (literally) sensation to put you on the edge of your seat. The game mechanic that allows you to go back and replay scenarios is also a marvelous touch as it allows you to lessen the impact of the timeliness of your actions in case you missed an important exchange, or if you want to soak up details that add worlds of character to the people aboard the train. This is one of the top echelon of games that doesn't sacrifice gameplay quality for story, but rather turns the story into quality gameplay. You become invested and legitimately concerned for characters to the point that the power of the ending is earned and not cheapened by contrivances or weak character writing. Overall a 5-star experience, no frills or gimmicks to be found, only top-tier storytelling in the video game format.
Do not buy. A waste of money. is confusing and does not have a logical progression like actual good mystery games. Just want you to wander the train (whose layout is confusing) to try to stumble onto something, but the police get you before you accomplish anything.
Wonderful ambience. Well implemented. Sensible save game system. Quite unique. Highly recommended.
MASTERPIECE This is my first time playing this. Very sophisticated adventure. It is worth it! 20 year's of hype and mystery to experience what the gamesmaker created after Prince of Persia and now you can own in in your pocket. A stunning achievement.
Crashes on nexus 10 Won't go any further than main menu
*Spoiler* Love the game but it's buggy and I can't catch the beetle with the matchbox. I've seen how it's done online and out won't let me use it. I have a LG V10.
- Remove unused permission.