Agatha Christie: and Then There Were None
A great game, minus the characters talking.
Ok. I want to start by saying whoever hasn't read this book, read it. It's amazing. When I first played this game, I had never read the book. So I had absolutely no idea what was going to happen. That's what's great about this game. You never know what is going to happen next. The story is amazing. Period. Voice acting is great. The graphics... That's where this game goes downhill. The graphics are pretty bad, and the characters when they talk...Ugh. It's just sad. They look like puppets on string with they're eyes going back and forth. The graphics are almost N64 on a Wii. The navigation can get annoying, and remembering where everything is is tough. The challenge is great, except for the impossible battery thing. I'm not even going to tell you where it is. It'll drive you crazy til you look it up on the internet. The length is very good. Especially for the price. I definitely recommend this game to anyone who enjoys mysteries. If you can get past the terrible graphics, it's a great game.
I loved it!
I am a long time gamer (20+ years) and avid RPG fan. I got hooked on these types of games when Shadowgate, Dejavu and Maniac Mansion were released for the NES. Agatha Christie: and Then There Were None, is by far one of the best point and click games I have ever played! I finished in 2 very long (20+ hour) sessions...only because I was soo hooked I did not want to turn it off! All over the web people have trashed this game. I almost did not buy it..glad I decided to see for myself. Its not a FPS, combat/action type game. If you only like those and if you don't like reading and using your "little gray cells" you will probably not like this game.I really wish they would make more games like these and more RPGs for the Wii. If you have not read the book, this is a great story. I'm no beginner, have spent tons of time and $$ on just about every game in the genre and I think this game has some of the best audio and graphics I've seen in a P&C game..and sub-titles are there to read too..I like both.. I don't want to miss a bit of the story. The scene clips were my favorite part of the game... When you solve a puzzle, figure out what you need to get, where to get it and how to use it. You are rewarded with another bit of the story. I'm disabled now with painful arthritis and carpel tunnel..but even before then I always welcomed a break in "the action" to have a snack, rest my hands and be entertained.This game was beautiful on my big flat screen plasma...and it had the ability to go into a darkened mode when left idle too long, so no worries about burn in if you walk away for a few minutes.The only down part about this game was having to turn the Wii-mote every time you opened a door. (This was changed for the next title released "Evil Under The Sun" thank goodness!) And you can make your guy run when you get tired of him slow walking everywhere. The puzzles are challenging, yet not too hard..you will have to use your "little gray cells" here, with a few physical challenges to make it interesting. I have to say before I got this game I was disappointed with my Wii. This platform of game however suits the Wii and Wii-mote actions perfectly!! I hope more of the Agatha Christie series will be released, as well as other puzzle, point/click games for the Wii. I would LOVE to see hidden object/puzzle games like Ravenhearst!!! Are you listening oh powerful Wii executives?!!!In conclusion if you love these types of games, I highly recommend this game. You will not be disappointed! I was really pulled into the story, gave me that good Mystery creepy whats going to happen next feeling.
Not worth the time
This game has so many faults. The graphics are terrible, the music is repetitive, the user interface leaves much to be desired, and, worst of all, some of the puzzles are impossible to solve using any sort of logic whatsoever. By the time you figure out how to make a fingerprint kit, for example (I won't give it away entirely, except to say it involves a turkey baster), half of the party will be dead, and it won't matter anyway. As others have said, most chapters involve aimlessly running around the island and the house until you run into the right people - or bodies - to generate a cut scene. It grows tiresome quickly. And yet, I played it through 'til the end. The game's saving grace is a fantastic storyline, good enough to entice me to continue torturing myself with the game's faults, but not enough to recommend you do the same. Why GameStop gave it a 10, I have no idea.
This game has its ups and downs. This point and click game is not for young players. It was a extreamly challenging game and I would not have compleated the game without a walkthroug. In addition the controls in the game are very hard and can hinder your game play in some area. However the game has a very good twist ending and keeps you guessing until the very end. In addition each character has a different personality which makes the game all the more interesting. All in all I think it was a fun but hard game to play.
Great..but can't end it sooner!
Whether you read the book or not, is moot. Solving the "who-dunnit" is the challenging part. The problem with this game is that I figured out who did it rather quickly, but couldn't just tell the game "HEY, SO AND SO, is the murderer," and end the game. That, to me, was the problem. Why keep putting me through the steps? Just 'cause I was smarter than your game? So not fair! The graphics and color were okay, though I agree with the other guy....the voice/speech patterns and conversations were outright ridiculous and unintelligible. Made them all sound like IDIOT robots. Duh! Try harder with more realistic conversations next time people. If you like murder mysteries, and have lots of time on your hands, please feel free to rent this game, not buy it!
This game has a good plot and the story line kept me interested. However, although I enjoyed some of the mini games, the movement sensored actions made this game highly frustrating. You are dropped into the game and not given any sort of indication of what to do or where to go next. I ended up doing many things about of order and being completely lost. This is the only game that I have needed to follow a walkthrough step by step to complete. Which took away from the games appeal. I like a challenging game but not something that frustrates me to the point of not wanting to play another second worth.