We Recognize EGM’s Top-Notch Murdered: Soul Suspect Review
It had a ton of promise and while some reviewers believe Murdered: Soul Suspect delivered on that promise, others find it disappointingly flawed.
As expected, there’s a definite mix of positive and lukewarm reviews for Square Enix’s latest. A dark, mostly cerebral thriller in which you must solve the mystery of your own murder, Soul Suspect offers adventure-like gameplay that can be a refreshing change of pace for most gamers.
Unfortunately, as EGM’s Chris Holzworth explains in his well-written, descriptive review, this appreciated innovation doesn’t quite fly. Bogged down by cliches and stereotypes, this ends up being an “underwhelming” experience.
Why We Like It:
— The critic admits this detective story has a great hook, and offers a hook of his own in the form of a wonderfully creative intro. Click below to check it out.
— Understands the aim of the developers and explains exactly why the game falls short. Critics will often overlook the ambition of the designers, feeling content to simply point out what’s wrong. But this reviewer acknowledges the lofty goals of the developer, and that shows veteran expertise.
— In addition to being very creative, the review is also well-written and nicely paced. Another mark of the veteran critic.