Murder in the Alps Review!
“Murder in the Alps is a game like no other. It is a fully interactive crime novel with amazing gameplay features. Travel back to the 1930s, solve many mysteries and experience the authentic atmosphere of the time.
The story is set in a hotel tucked away in one of the most beautiful locations in the Alps. But things quickly take a turn for the worst. The tale begins when one of the guests goes missing, and it is not long before other strange events start to occur. Anna Myers, a journalist from Zurich who is holidaying at the hotel, takes it upon herself to solve the mystery. With each new day the plot thickens, and Anna must decide which one of the ten mysterious characters could be the killer.
As the game progresses, you will visit many unique locations, from the airy beauty of the Alps to the depths of blood-filled cellars. Experience the immersive gameplay and engaging storyline. Solve mind-boggling puzzles, interact with each end of every character, and discover which one of them is the twisted killer. Will you solve the case before the killer gets you and everybody else? Are you quick-witted enough to figure out all the clues? Can you find the answer to the Murder In the Alps? There’s only one way to find out, so get your magnifying glass and your detective hat because this amazing movie-like experience awaits!”
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Murder in the Alps is set in 1932, in, of course, the Alps. A hotel in the Alps to be precise. The first thing you see is a POV scene of your character driving along in the snow before arriving at the hotel and being greeted by the owner, Otto Reger.
Otto tells you to meet him in the dining room where you’re told that weird things keep happening and people’s belongings are disappearing. This is where a hidden object mini-game comes in. You’re given a number of items, and a scene, an admittedly really hard scene where you need to find the objects listed at the top. During the hidden object scenes, I found the items quite difficult to find and I was using the hint option most of the time. You could call it cheating, I call it smart.
Although the graphics aren’t mindblowing, I found them to be pretty cool and unique. The scenes are in 2D and the characters move very minimally, and there are a few animations surrounding the background.
I also found that the characters all had quite a unique look about them, and it seems as if Nordcurrent have paid extra detail when designing them.
Music & Sounds
The music and sounds are exactly what you’d expect from a murder mystery game – the eerie music plays a big part in the gameplay.
As for the sounds, I was pleasantly surprised to see that all of the characters speak so there’s no forced reading. As this game is heavily based on a storyline, it would have a hell of a lot of reading to do.
Moving around the hotel, you click on each corner that has titles to move to another room. During the hidden object games you have to tap on the object once you find it – there’s an option to zoom in for extra help. But there’s a lot of difficulties as the scenes are pretty cramped.
The Power of in-app Purchases
Energy helps you play for longer, and it runs out depending on how many tries it takes to complete the hidden object scenes.
- 50 free energy if you connect to Facebook
- ” if you like the Murder in the Alps Facebook page
- ” if you subscribe to the newsletter
- 250 energy for £2.99
- 500 energy for £4.99
- 1200 energy for £9.99
- 3000 energy for £19.99
- 4000 energy for £23.99
Murder in the Alps is predominantly a hidden object game, however, the storyline definitely helps it trump all the other games in the same category. I found myself attached to the storyline, especially when the residents of the hotel started to go missing.
If you decide to download Murder in the Alps, let us know what you think and if you agree or disagree with the things we said. Happy gaming and stay casual!
Murder in the Alps Overall Rating: 4/5
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