In order to discover all those clues and hidden objects though, youll need to use the various tools OConnor has at his disposal.A. These flickering soul shadows provide a convenient spot for you to hide in while you wait for the Demons to pass you by. Now it might seem strange to draw parallels between L. O’Connor is desperate to make it to the other side so he can be reunited with his similarly recently deceased wife, but he won’t be able to do so until he finds the son of a gun, known as the sadistic Bell Killer, who shoved him out a third story window.
Its worth noting though that on a few occasions we found ourselves feeling completely stuck in an area, before remembering that OConnor is a ghost and he can pass through walls. The deaths carried out by the masked and currently unidentified Bell Killer are pretty graphic and grizzly, and although we wont drop any spoiler bombshells on you, you wouldnt want younger members of your family watching over your shoulder as you play. These arent always obvious, but this adds to the strong detective focus of the game.First ImpressionsIf youre a fan of strong story-led games like Heavy Rain or The Last of Us, or particularly enjoy titles like The Walking Dead, were sure Murdered: Soul Suspect will appeal.
As OConnor has the misfortune, not only of being dead, but of being killed in the Massachusetts town of Salem, he is prevented from entering most buildings as theyve been charmed to protect the inhabitants from occult repercussions. You can then attack them from behind, ripping the good soul from the bad part, or you can sneak by while their back is turned. Some clues are discovered by his ability to gain new information through shimmering ectoplasm, which will provide a helpful flashback to flesh out the storyline and fill in some of the missing puzzle pieces for that section. Using this albeit limited resource set you begin to discover the details of your death, before eventually meeting other ghosts, learning a few new skills and joining up with Joy.
There are some caveats to that though as is explained by some exceedingly helpful fellow ghosts that aid your understanding of your new ghostly predicament. In development at Square Enix for an early June release, the game is a bizarre blend of L. However, this could be to the full games downfall though, as it often feels like youre wading through a dense forest of cut scenes rather than actually playing, particularly at the beginning. The only fighting youll really have to do in game is when you happen to come up against demons.
Your goal throughout the game, with the help of young psychic medium Joy, is to track down the Bell Killer through those he has murdered along the way. Plus, there are side quests to be had to bulk out the main storyline as well as numerous collectibles if you want to get the full Murdered experience. These otherworldly, aggressive spirits patrol key areas and youll have a variety of options as to how you tackle them.Read more: Best games of 2014.
We think it might be one of those titles youll need to complete to fully appreciate and hopefully itll live up to our expectations. Being a ghost can have its advantages though as you are no longer confined by doors or walls. We must admit Murdered: Soul Suspect is not for the faint hearted. When we remembered, we did feel a little silly, but, in our defence its not in many games that youll actually play as a ghost, so it takes a little getting used to.
Once someone has opened the door for him though, he can pass through interior walls without any issues. Its quirky and a little bizarre, but Square Enix seems to have worked hard to build a compelling storyline. Saying that, due to the storytelling skills, rather eerie soundtrack and chaptered narrative structure of Murdered, it sometimes feels more like youre watching a movie than a videogame. She not only can see and speak to OConnor thanks to her psychic abilities, but can open doors for him both physically and metaphorically.
The combat system is a bit quirky and takes some mastering, but if you dont want to get involved then you can avoid it if necessary. Having recently passed on beyond the realm of the living, O’Connor can’t utilise the tricks of the trade of modern cops in a lab a la CSI, but he can discover clues and new information about his murder by scouring the crime scene by hand or investigating suspects and witnesses. In order to help minimize the detractions from the storyline, we noticed there are sparse storyline markers, especially waypoint indicators. In some areas, its even possible to bypass the demons altogether if youre patient and crafty.
Noire, Beyond: Two Souls and 3DS title Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective, but my first impression is that it works rather well. O’Connor also has the ability to pop into people’s heads, read their thoughts, influence them or even force them to make movements. Square Enix has obviously paid a lot of attention to the storyline and characterization in Murdered: Soul Suspect, to the point where it takes precedence over other elements of the game like combat. Youll need to combine both characters abilities in order to progress.
Although Square Enix say its best to collect the total number of clues, you only actually need around 75 per cent to unlock more of the story.Available June 6 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3 and PCYou might not have heard of Murdered: Soul Suspect, but it might be one of the more interesting new IPs weve seen for a while. Noire and this modern day cop, but O’Connor certainly has an old sense of style when it comes to investigation methods. If you want to delve deep into OConnors background and get the full story, we reckon youd benefit from getting all the clues.
There is often one reminding you where to find Joy, but other than that Square Enix mostly relies on deliberate environmental markers like exit signs and other points of interest to help you find your goal. The games protagonist is freshly deceased cop Ronan O’Connor, who has been trapped in the ghostly purgatorial world known as Dusk until he can solve his own murder. This isnt always straight forward though, which really helps immerse you into OConnors story as you work out your latest predicament. Youll need to discover key clues in each area in order to progress into the next section of the story.
However, if the demons spot you, youll need to leg it to the nearest tear to hide, teleporting to the next one closest to you to keep the demons off your scent.A. Where there are demons, there are usually Dusk Tears. Finally hope you guys enjoy it!