Agatha Christie Hercule Poirot: The First Cases

Blazing Griffin, Microids

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
79
Top Critic Average
56%
Critics Recommend
Based on 9 critic reviews
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Agatha Christie Hercule Poirot: The First Cases

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Based on 9 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

56%

Critics Recommend

Based on 9 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchSep 28, 2021
PCSep 27, 2021

Developer: Blazing Griffin

Publisher: Microids

Genres: Adventure, Puzzle

Discover an untold crime story from the mysterious youth of the famous detective Hercule Poirot. In his early years as a detective, Hercule Poirot is invited to a reception by the influential Van den Bosch family, for the announcement of their daughter’s engagement. But tensions amongst the guests run high as a snowstorm descends on the town, trapping everyone inside the manor. The happy event is soon marred by the murder of one of the guests… In the right place at the right time, Poirot immediately begins to investigate. What buried secrets and deadly rivalries will he uncover? Features: HERCULE POIROT AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE: - Rediscover the legendary detective in an all-new crime story. - Play as Hercule Poirot in his early years as a detective, when he still had everything to prove. - Solve a complex murder case where everyone has something to hide. - Unveil what hides behind the deceiving appearances of the Van den Bosch family. YOUR MIND IS YOUR BEST ASSET: - Question all the suspects and glean crucial information from them without their knowing. - Notice all suspicious behavior as you uncover the dark secrets and rivalries of the upper class. - Explore a luxurious house full of buried mysteries. There is more to discover than just the murderer… - Use your talents of deduction to link clues in your mindmap.

Agatha Christie Hercule Poirot: The First Cases Critic Reviews

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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.

Review in Italian | Read full review

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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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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