Lacking that, The ABC Murders feels like a fun-but-occasionally-unrewarding thriller—more like watching an interactive Poirot movie, instead of making you feel like Poirot himself. It’s a subtle but important difference.
I enjoyed myself, though. The ABC Murders makes for lighthearted detective fare, clean and colorful like a Saturday morning cartoon. And make no mistake—when I say it cribs from Frogware’s Sherlock Holmes games, I don’t say it with any malice. I’d love to see more classic mysteries turned into adventure games, and Frogware just happens to be the current studio to beat.
The ABC Murders is a strong start, not too dissimilar from where Frogware was a few years back. Hopefully another game or two and we’ll see Poirot’s true potential.
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