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DukeBobby
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(06-03-2014, 06:06 AM)
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Metacritic

PS4 - 59
Xbox One - 50

Reviews

IGN - 5.5

There are some great concepts in Murdered: Soul Suspect, but they feel undercooked or underutilised, and the lack of demand for any real input from us makes Murdered feel like a pick-a-path game where there’s only one path. It scrapes by on the power of its central whodunnit mystery, but I can’t help but feel that Murdered: Soul Suspect is ten hours worth of unfinished business.

AusGamers - 6.0

I gave it a huge chance and pushed through the bitterness of everything listed above, but it was at that point I’d detected that Airtight Games had sprung a leak in its hull, and it’s a real shame. The concept and setting here were ripe for out-of-left-field explosiveness, but due to a lack of direction and capitalisation, and likely a small budget, all we’re left with is a lifeless game that fails to live up to its potential.

GamesBeat - 89/100

Murdered: Soul Suspect is one of the most surprisingly good games I’ve played in a long time. It manages to sell its bizarre premise and builds a solid, moving story out of it, and the plot-propelling investigations add immensely to the detective feel. Walking around as a ghost is clever and entertaining, and it even manages to inject variety into some of gaming’s most overused elements.

CVG - 5/10

There's space in this genre to be sure - only LA Noire has come close to presenting an engaging, police-based, modern point-and-click adventure - but any new contenders need to pay far more attention to the actual police work underpinning them. Without doing so the conclusion we'll keep deducing is that crime may not pay, but it sure is tedious to bring to justice.

Digitally Downloaded - 3/5

It's still a great looking game, and the core narrative is a fun, if underdone and derivative one. It's simply disappointing that this game had a reasonably large budget, and in the process it lost some of its identity and seems to be shoehorned into some very unnecessary and destructive mechanics. This game would have been far better off being made for a fraction of the budget by a small team willing to take real risks.

The Escapist = 2.5/5

At first glance, Murdered: Soul Suspect feels like it almost had it all - an engaging story, challenging puzzles, tough action and a good amount of side quests to round everything out. But that all quickly becomes as transparent as Salem's undead population when you realize Soul Suspect's attempts to stand apart are lackluster at best. It's not the worst adventure title out there, but it's really, really hard to recommend it to anyone.

Kotaku - No

The game doesn't do much with any of this potential, however. So if you're in the mind for a tense, murder-driven adventure game, I would just recommend dusting off a copy of something like Heavy Rain instead.

Joystiq - 3.5/5

That said, the mystery at the heart of Murdered really is excellent, and putting the pieces together crime scene by crime scene should satisfy many an armchair sleuth. The hidden ghost stories are well worth finding, and though Ronan is a bit of a dull fish, the people who surround him are worth getting to know, however briefly. With some truly great ideas and some unfortunate choices, Murdered: Soul Suspect and its ghostly hero is neither heaven nor hell, but something in between.

Gamesrader 2.5/5

It's really sad to see Murdered: Soul Suspect die on its feet. There's some interesting characters and backstory, as well as some really great visuals (depending on what or who you're looking at), but the game's strengths are haunted by mediocre gameplay and substandard production values. You won't feel any cleverer having solved Soul Suspect's mystery, nor will you feel tested by its combat; it's a death that's all the more depressing because of how quickly you'll forget it.

Shacknews - 6/10

Murdered: Soul Suspect is definitely a qualified success. The richness of the atmosphere and charismatic lead performances pulled me through the story. That paired with a solid, no-frills investigation mechanic helped mitigate some of the technical problems and the sadly tacked-on demon hunting sequences. It's a distinctly average experience, but it has enough going for it that I'm glad I was able to conquer the bugs and see it through.

MMGN - 8.5/10

Overall, Murdered: Soul Suspect is a bit of fresh air in a gaming world where sequels are prevailing. It’s not balls-to-the-wall action, but it certainly is perfectly paced, well written and a joy to experience. You won’t be upset if you give it a try.

Metro - 3/10

A game where sadly the idea is a lot better than the execution, especially given the low budget visuals and mediocre script.

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Karak
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(06-03-2014, 06:08 AM)
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Looks like a couple low ones and also a 88 or something out of 100.

I admit what IGN said was a problem was basically the entire makeup of the Walking Dead/Wolf games. Not that that is a good excuse but I don't think I will be as bothered that it is linear as they were.
bronson
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(06-03-2014, 06:08 AM)
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It might be mediocre, but at least it's ten hours long!
SolidSnakeUS
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(06-03-2014, 06:08 AM)
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CVG

5/10.

Shack News

6/10.

Xbox Achievements

6/10.
shinra-bansho
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(06-03-2014, 06:08 AM)
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That's disappointing. (But I still want to play it to judge for myself.)
The concept remains promising, hopefully someone follows up on this with improvement.
FluxWaveZ
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(06-03-2014, 06:09 AM)
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Christ.
Karak
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(06-03-2014, 06:09 AM)
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88 from Gamesbeat
http://venturebeat.com/2014/06/02/mu...ghosts-review/

Basically a Law and Order style of game with a twist. Interesting but I feel this will be one of the few high scores.
BananaSprinkles
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(06-03-2014, 06:09 AM)
Looks like a game I'll be renting for an easy plat.
dmr87
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(06-03-2014, 06:09 AM)
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I predict bombs.
KneehighPark
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(06-03-2014, 06:09 AM)
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Digitally Downloaded - 3/5

It's simply disappointing that this game had a reasonably large budget, and in the process it lost some of its identity and seems to be shoehorned into some very unnecessary and destructive mechanics. This game would have been far better off being made for a fraction of the budget by a small team willing to take real risks.

Tapejara
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(06-03-2014, 06:10 AM)
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Not really surprised at the scores. I think the game was always going to get middling reviews. That said, I like AirTight - and I probably enjoyed Dark Void more than anyone should - so I'll pick it up down the line.
Tsundere
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(06-03-2014, 06:10 AM)
Wow...

I was going to pick this up... But now I think I'll wait for $19.99 bargain bin.
JayEH
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(06-03-2014, 06:11 AM)
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The bargain bin it is then. Sigh, had high hopes for this game.
blankempathy
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(06-03-2014, 06:11 AM)
Didn't even know this was already coming out...
gigantor21
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(06-03-2014, 06:11 AM)
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I'm not all that surprised. This game screamed "no more than a 70 on Metacritic at best" from what little previews and footage I saw of it. I don't know why, but it did.
Jintor
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(06-03-2014, 06:11 AM)
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Ghost Trick still superior investigate-your-own-death. Ah well. Maybe I'll pick it up at a bargain price or on PS+ or something.
Karak
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(06-03-2014, 06:11 AM)
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Almost the same kind of scores as Dark Void...which I don't think I played.
Gallagher1290
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(06-03-2014, 06:12 AM)
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man this saddens me I was looking forward to this game still going to play it i have gamefly so no skin of my bones I was just hyped for the conecpt
ShockingAlberto
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(06-03-2014, 06:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jintor

Ghost Trick still superior investigate-your-own-death. Ah well. Maybe I'll pick it up at a bargain price or on PS+ or something.

I mean, let's be fair, this game was never going to be better than Ghost Trick.

Seems it barely plays in the same league, though.
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(06-03-2014, 06:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by ShockingAlberto

I mean, let's be fair, this game was never going to be better than Ghost Trick.

Seems it barely plays in the same league, though.

True, true.
HowZatOZ
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(06-03-2014, 06:13 AM)
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It is somewhat sad because when it debuted, it came across as a game with a lot of potential. It is no secret that the detective genre is in need of a great game since LA Noire, and sadly this just isn't it even with its rather candid scenes.
Fallout-with-swords
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(06-03-2014, 06:13 AM)
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Still so weird that I've been trained when I see a 6 to think the game must be terrible.
DukeBobby
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(06-03-2014, 06:14 AM)
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Lower scores than I was expecting.

I hope I can get some fun out of it, though.
Data West
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(06-03-2014, 06:14 AM)
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Preview events are fun

http://www.ign.com/videos/2013/06/06...ing-game-of-e3
malfcn
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(06-03-2014, 06:14 AM)
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If the studio is already under, waiting for the bargain bin hurts no one?
kadotsu
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(06-03-2014, 06:14 AM)
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I hope this isn't their last game. I quite enjoyed Quantum Conundrum.
Adry9
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(06-03-2014, 06:15 AM)
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Damn, I really wanted it to be good since it's a genre I love but I guess I'll wait until it's cheap.
TheSpoonyBard
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(06-03-2014, 06:15 AM)


The main character's design is really what gets to me. Sleeve tattoos, a fedora, black tie on black shirt AND a black vest?

It's like the design team on this was made up of a neckbeard, a middling street magician and a Hot Topic shopper.
Intheflorsh
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(06-03-2014, 06:17 AM)
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Kotaku: No
http://kotaku.com/murdered-soul-susp...iew-1585189528

They say the game is about 12 hours long.
GavinUK86
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(06-03-2014, 06:18 AM)
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Joystiq: 3.5/5 (70/100)

That said, the mystery at the heart of Murdered really is excellent, and putting the pieces together crime scene by crime scene should satisfy many an armchair sleuth. The hidden ghost stories are well worth finding, and though Ronan is a bit of a dull fish, the people who surround him are worth getting to know, however briefly. With some truly great ideas and some unfortunate choices, Murdered: Soul Suspect and its ghostly hero is neither heaven nor hell, but something in between.


http://www.joystiq.com/2014/06/03/mu...-cop-dead-cop/
Data West
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(06-03-2014, 06:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheSpoonyBard



The main character's design is really what gets to me. Sleeve tattoos, a fedora, black tie on black shirt AND a black vest?

It's like the design team on this was made up of a neckbeard, a middling street magician and a Hot Topic shopper.

Neck tattoo and cigarette. MAXIMUM EDGE.
Aaron
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(06-03-2014, 06:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by kadotsu

I hope this isn't their last game. I quite enjoyed Quantum Conundrum.

The studio is already closed, so your hope is misplaced.
GavinUK86
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(06-03-2014, 06:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by Aaron

The studio is already closed, so your hope is misplaced.

Laid off 14 not closed.
http://uk.ign.com/articles/2014/04/0...uffers-layoffs
tookhster
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(06-03-2014, 06:22 AM)
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Damn, I wasn't really expecting high scores but the concept seemed promising.

Maybe this might turn out to be a cult hit like Deadly Premonition?(disliked by critics, loved by fans?)
olimpia84
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(06-03-2014, 06:22 AM)
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Will wait for this game to hit the bargain bin, as originally intended. I mean, just look at that main character, he's not worthy my day one money.
highoffcoffee496
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(06-03-2014, 06:22 AM)
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Ouch; I thought the reviews would be average but not this bad :(
Infernal Monkey
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(06-03-2014, 06:22 AM)
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Yeah, this is about what I expected from reviews. Still keen to give this game a go one day, probably whenever I pick up a PS4.
antitrop
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(06-03-2014, 06:23 AM)
No wonder I've never heard of this game.
mreddie
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(06-03-2014, 06:24 AM)
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Oh, this ain't good.
EchoChamber
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(06-03-2014, 06:25 AM)
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oh i was semi-hyped for this game
GavinUK86
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(06-03-2014, 06:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by highoffcoffee496

Ouch; I thought the reviews would be average but not this bad :(

Technically there hasn't been one negative review according to metacritic. 66 isn't too bad for now. Unless you're young and use the more modern 9/10 is average scale.
Vox Chaotica
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(06-03-2014, 06:27 AM)
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I guess I'll just wait for it to be one of the monthly PS+ games, or buy it when the price has lowered to $20.
Chuck
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(06-03-2014, 06:27 AM)
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that's a shame
antitrop
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(06-03-2014, 06:27 AM)

Originally Posted by GavinUK86

Technically there hasn't been one negative review according to metacritic. 6's aren't bad. Unless you're young and use the more modern 9/10 is average scale.

Who gives a shit about the numbers, the text doesn't make it seem like a game much worth anyone's time.

Kotaku just straight up says "No".
teokrazia
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(06-03-2014, 06:28 AM)
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My review:
http://multiplayer.it/recensioni/132...ora-ronan.html

The game welcomes with a "Press start" even if there's no joypad plugged, it is not possible to rebind K+M controls and the V-Sync caps the frame-rate at 30 FPS. For the rest the PC version is pretty solid.
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Fushichou187
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(06-03-2014, 06:28 AM)
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Ouch. Kotaku straight up said "You should play Heavy Rain instead of this".

Press X to Jason Schreier.
Dog Problems
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(06-03-2014, 06:28 AM)
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That's a shame, I was really hoping for this to turn out good. I guess it could still end up being one of those games I just love while most others dislike.
GavinUK86
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(06-03-2014, 06:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by antitrop

Who gives a shit about the numbers, the text doesn't make it seem like a game much worth anyone's time.

Kotaku just straight up says "No".

But it's Kotaku. Who gives a shit about that blog.
Averon
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(06-03-2014, 06:30 AM)
What a shame. This looked like a perfect mid-tier game that would have tied me over for a week or two.

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