Murdered: Soul Suspect has an interesting concept. After your character, Ronan O’Connor, is murdered during a burglary, he finds himself trapped in the afterlife. To escape from this, he must solve his own murder.
We didn’t review the game here at TSA, or preview the game either (we’re sorry about that), so this WeView will hopefully provide a good insight of the game for you.
There are some great concepts in Murdered: Soul Suspect, but they feel undercooked or underutilised, and the lack of demand for any real input from us makes Murdered feel like a pick-a-path game where there’s only one path. It scrapes by on the power of its central whodunnit mystery, but I can’t help but feel that Murdered: Soul Suspect is ten hours worth of unfinished business.
Joystiq gave Murdered: Soul Suspect a similar score of three and a half stars, saying:
The mystery at the heart of Murdered really is excellent, and putting the pieces together crime scene by crime scene should satisfy many an armchair sleuth. The hidden ghost stories are well worth finding, and though Ronan is a bit of a dull fish, the people who surround him are worth getting to know, however briefly. With some truly great ideas and some unfortunate choices, Murdered: Soul Suspect and its ghostly hero is neither heaven nor hell, but something in between.
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