The Last Express
A timeless classic
This is one of the best murder mystery games I have ever played. Your friend Tyler is murdered on the Orient Express as it sets off on it's way to Istanbul and you must play detective and unmask the guilty party before the journey ends. There is nostalgic international intrigue and mystery as you set off on your quest. You search around, talk to other passengers to obtain clues and move the storyline forward. The game plays and feels amazing even today, I believe it was released in 1997. I love the art deco graphics, accents, music and effects, especially when the story moves forward. Infinite replayability as different things happen depending on your choices, you will soon find that events may take a surprisingly different turn, you can even be eliminated. This game offers a real challenge to the would be detective which is just as it should be. I wholeheartedly recommend this game, such a shame they do not make them like this anymore.
December 7, 2014
A classic in adventure gaming
This is great storytelling detective game set on the Orient Express. The atmosphere is spot on. You do feel like a spy in the time before the start off World War I. The controls can be challenging, sometimes even frustrating but don't let that stop you. For people who enjoy: Still Life 1 and 2, Dreamfall: the longest journey, Lost Horizon etc. This is i.m.o.a classic in adventure gaming!
January 4, 2012
Ambitious, but ultimately fails to entertain
This 1997 adventure game has two unique features: (1) everything occurs in real time, and (2) rotoscoping is used to animate on-screen characters. I applaud it for trying to do something different, but it just ends up being frustrating for the player. You have to perform all the necessary actions at exactly the right time in order to trigger the desired results. If you miss any one of them, either nothing or something bad will happen. I like the fact you are given complete freedom in doing whatever you want whenever you do it, but you often have no clue as to what you are supposed to do. You can go back in time to change your actions, but since you have little clue, you can only trial and error. This was an ambitious game that got plenty of media coverage in its day, but it remains just an interesting experiment and not a great game that it tried to be.
December 5, 2011
Hard to navigate, did not like at all. I only place this game for
about 1/2 an hour. I was very frustrated.
November 15, 2011
the general idea is okay but i can't deal with the game
yes , as in the title of my review , I love the general idea of the game which is it isn't linear game and it is real time game
but i can't deal with this game
the graphics not very good
the story sounds good but i don't get all of details
the control of the is awful and that's the reason of hating the game because i lost in the train many times also don't know what i supposed to do next just hang out in the train without any goal
may be it was awful to me because my English language is not fluent ,
but many other members here like the game
July 27, 2014
not unless they update it.
I bought this game, even though there was no demo offered. I bought it because some folks said it was one of the best adventure games ever played.
I will never know because it looks awful and just trying to navigate the scenes makes me get vertigo.
This may be the worlds greatest game to many, but if I had been given a chance to demo it, I never would have wasted my time or money.
April 1, 2012
Try Before You Buy
No trial version available. Understandable after purchasing. Game play would be fine if when you make an incorrect move you didn't go back to square one. Cartoon like graphics, low resolution and system problems make this a loser. I was hesitant but listened to some positive reviews and was fooled. There is a reason for no trail version; few would purchase. Not the first time I totally disagreed with reviewers. Suspect that some reviews are salted. Never again without a test drive.
June 15, 2013
I have bought many games through BF and this is the first that I can actually say IT IS AWFUL!
November 24, 2011