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Agatha Christie Hercule Poirot: The First Cases

Blazing Griffin, Microids
Sep 27, 2021 - Nintendo Switch, PC
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78

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60%

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Critic Reviews for Agatha Christie Hercule Poirot: The First Cases

Agatha Christie - Hercule Poirot: The First Cases is a solid adventure game. Poor mouse and keyboard support detracts from the overall experience, but the product as a whole is a worthy rendition of Agatha Christie's books.

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Poirot's latest outing is a better proposition than The A.B.C. Murders a few years ago, but it's not quite perfect. With no puzzles to solve, evidence that's easy to locate, and mind maps where guidance is closely at hand, there's very little challenge for adventure genre aficionados. The story is entertaining, Poirot is represented very well, and what gameplay exists has been created competently, but it sometimes feels more like a visual novel than it does a genuine adventure mystery game.

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First Cases is a significant change of direction from The ABC Murders, Poirot's last outing also published by Microids. Stepping comfortably into visual novel territory and casting aside the puzzling that would hold back narrative flow, your fantasy is one not of being Hercule Poirot but rather of enjoying a Poirot novel. The Switch let's you indulge in that as you would a great book, whether in the wingback of your stately home's library or, indeed, on the toilet of your bedsit. For storytelling, the game format is ideal – even ingenious. The trademark Christie web of connections between events, evidence and the psychology of the characters is planned out in front of your eyes – either to pore over on a diagram or to stroll through in the neatly presented settings. The game's main limitations are the inanimate world and workaday writing that fail to lend the sparkle of life to a well-machined story. Nonetheless, while puzzle-loving gamers shouldn't pick this one up, visual novel fans and Hercule-heads won't be able to put it down.

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Master detective Hercule Poirot makes another attempt to the jump from book pages to gaming platforms in an ambitious new adventure. Unravel the mysteries of the Mnemosyne House in order to solve a murder. Collect evidence and combine information to light your path to the cold, hard truth.

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It's a beautiful mystery story that you can enjoy much more if you think you're reading a Hercule Poirot novel, not playing Hercule Poirot.

Review in Turkish | Read full review

Nice adventure game with popular Belgian detective and good dialogs.

Review in Slovak | Read full review

Agatha Christie - Hercule Poirot: The First Cases is very good. The nature of the game and the setting are not impressive, but the other components form a production worth attention. Especially for enthusiasts of solving criminal puzzles, who probably keep an eye on this game anyway.

Review in Polish | Read full review

Agatha Christie – Hercule Poirot: The First Cases is a very well conducted and connected story, giving the feeling that you are not only playing a game, but also reading a book by the Queen of Crime. With well-built characters, there are some moments that are a little predictable, but others are quite surprising, thus delivering an excellent experience for lovers of the genre.

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