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Released (on Steam): 21 Oct, 2015

Genres: Adventure, Indie

Developer: Peter Moorhead

Publisher: Curve Digital

Steam Price: £0.79

Murder

Steam Description

Murder is a short story about the intersection of morality and sentience, told in the form of a point and click adventure.

Over its memorable twenty to thirty minute playtime, Murder takes players on a journey through a near-future Tokyo, following the actions of Lieutenant Motomeru Minori of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police on an unusual and dangerous case, in a story that explores the intersection of morality and sentience in a future where both have become commodities.

Features:

  • Engaging environmental storytelling and confident cinematic flair, equally inspired by the works of Fullbright and Blendo Games
  • Setting that presents fresh ideas while also paying homage to pioneers such as Masumune Shirow, Katsuhiro Otomo and Neal Stephenson
  • Experimental point & click style, partway between the classic form and a more minimal, streamlined one
  • Incredibly detailed cyberpunk world with expertly-crafted pixel art graphics
  • Rich and varied cast with full voice acting
  • Dynamic score by KubrixXx spanning noisehop, neo-classical, and ambient styles
  • Support for mouse, keyboard, and gamepad

My Experience

Completion: Finished once.

Playtime at Review: 0.3 hours

Total Playtime: 0.3 hours

My rating: 3.6/10

Likes

Graphics, sounds and voice acting are decent.

Dislikes

Short story that ends just as the story is starting to go somewhere.

Murder - Review

Murder is a very short short story based in a cyberpunk future. The core gameplay is point and click oriented, with the voiced (and written) dialogue being the main focus.

There are optional clickable areas or items (Hotspots) for a little extra information or dialogue while playing or you can go straight for the compulsory (Critical) Hotspots to progress the story. I wanted to experience everything so I clicked everything I could before progressing.

Murder took me 20 minutes to finish and that’s including the short prologue/tutorial that basically consists of what I just mentioned about Hotspots. I really liked the graphics, the sounds were fitting, and I quite liked the voice acting too. I really liked the idea behind the story too, but, unfortunately, it was lacking. Just as it started to feel like it was going somewhere, the game ended.

I feel like Murder could have been something worthwhile, but I can’t recommend the game/short story as it is simply because I feel like it was a waste of 20 minutes. Just as the story picked up and I started to get interested, it finished. It’s a shame because the rest of the game seemed pretty strong, but that becomes pretty irrelevant when the main aspect is missing. It’s a short story that seems to be missing it’s story. The price tag is pretty good at least, and even better if you get it on sale like I did.

Posted on 27-10-2020

Murder - Screenshots

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