Agatha Christie - Death on the Nile
Death on the Nile
This is my first Agatha Christie game, and I'm glad that it's getting better at the next installments, because this, for me, is very difficult.
The game is based on the book with the same title, and we are playing as Poirot, moving around the ship to investigate a murder case. There are a lot of places to investigate unfortunately the graphic is a bit blurry, the items are very small and the timer makes it more difficult to find. Once or twice it gets me very confused and frustrated, but glad that I finally make it to the end as it gives really interesting twist in the ending (as I didn't know about this book until I played this game). Good detective game, although I recommend you to take a break once in a while, as playing with this kind of graphic condition can tire your eyes easily.
June 9, 2012
I had some apprehensions toward this series - especially after trying the Sherlock Holmes games. However, they turned out to be unfounded. The storyline follows the original story quite well, and the HO scenes are well integrated with the storyline.
If you choose to only do the HO scenes (yes, it's a valid option), then the game follows what I call the old "Ravenhearst model": in each chapter, a few locations are "open", and you need to find the objects (ALL of them, contrary to the usual standard) in each of those locations, in a given period of time, to move on. Once you found everything, there's a small puzzle to solve, and you switch to the next investigation.
The "detective angle" is covered by the addition of questions that you can go ask each character, in each chapter. Like I said, those are optional.
Finally, note that I don't give the higher grade because its overall production isn't on par with other games: no voice acting, low screen resolution, and an abrupt ending sequence.
December 8, 2012
My first HOG
This was my first HOG a few years back; now I'm addicted. I adore the Agatha Christie books so a game centered around it seemed like an obvious choice. Even though it's a lot different than the style of HOG I play now i.e Puppetshow etc. I still have a special place for these games.
I love the subtlety of the HOS and the gameplay. Even though they change the story from the actual book it's still a good one. This is much more a HOG then puzzles or anything else and out of all the HOG I play it's the hardest in terms of finding things.
July 30, 2012
Great Hidden Object Game
This is the story of Agatha Christie's marvellous book, nicely presented in the form of a hidden object adventure mystery. You of course, take on the role of Hercule Poirot, her famous detective, trying to find the murderer. The graphics are nice, depicting the cabins and places of interest, and the story is told through cutscenes from time to time. The main focus is on hidden objects, therefore you will appreciate it more, if you like them. There are however some mini games and suspects to question, so it does offer variety. You have to solve the hidden object scenes with a time limit, a few hints and a number of areas to visit in each chapter. This makes the HO areas harder but more interesting as you try and beat the clock. The game also has infinite replayability, as you can go back to it again and again for a unique experience.
December 30, 2012
It was a book now its a game
This was one of the first games i got from bigfish. yes i know the grahics look a bit old but saying that it still a good game finding thing trying to find the killer still a good game.
March 23, 2012
Fun Who-dunnit HOP
This is an older game and the graphics are still sharp and clear for the most part. There is some stretching on a wide screen but nothing serious. The music is fairly mellow jazz that fits the theme well. There are no voice overs.
The story is based on the novel by Agathe Christie and it's a who-dunnit with you playing super sleuth Hercule Poirot. The setting is a cruise ship and there is murder afoot. The story unfolds through dialogue and cut scenes between rounds of HOS and a puzzle.
Each round entails you selecting various rooms on the ship and investigating them for clues. Each room is a HOS. After you've gone through 6-8 rooms or so you do a puzzle that simulates the analysis of the clues you found in the HOS. The puzzles are of varying types and none are very difficult. The HOS, on the other hand, can be quite challenging. Each round is timed but I never ran out of time during any round. Once you've done the puzzle there is a short cut scene which advances the story.
Overall this is an older HOP game that is likely to appeal to people who like HOS and puzzles. It's well-crafted, still looks good on the screen, and I thought it was a good purchase. I had fun playing it all the way to the end.
August 19, 2014
good to play all agatha christie
August 21, 2014
"Thrilling" A Bit of an Exaggeration
This is definitely a solid game. I recommend it if you don't really have much else to play and need a game to pass the time. I wasn't disappointed, it just became kind of tedious doing the same format of gameplay in similar rooms seemingly endlessly. *Just a hint, if you don't like the timer, press the Alt. key and the timer will stop until you click, allowing you to search without the timer. I just hit the Alt. key after each time I found an item and didn't have to worry about time. But, overall, not a bad choice.
June 20, 2012
Won't be buying
Attractive HO game. Really good music and graphics. But it's timed and has limited hints. I ran out of demo time and level time on the second of 12 levels. Reminds me why I don't like timed games. Loved the story and the interaction between the characters.
February 11, 2013
Nice game, poor graphics
I guess the title says it all... HO scenes were often too blurry to see the smallest objects, and that made it a bit frustrating. Storyline wasn't easy for me to understand (so many characters), but it was very interesting.
May 23, 2012