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Reviewed: Crime Stories: From the Files of Martin Mystere
Producer: The Adventure Company
Required System:  PC
Overall Rating:
Author: Michael Ahlf
Date: April 12th, 2006


The Adventure Company does a good job of bringing over games from Europe for those of us in Canada and the US to enjoy; it's not surprising that many of their titles are imports, since the whole adventure genre is much more alive and well across the sea, but it does make for the occasional interesting translation.

And, of course, there's always the possibility that they just acquire a lemon. Tragically, Crime Stories seems to be a tart lemon - a game that a few gamers might enjoy, but that all but the very hard-core adventure gamers who absolutely, positively must play every game in the genre would do best leaving alone for better titles.

What went wrong? Translations that don't work or feel out of place, a graphical system that's sub-par (to be generous), and just a game that feels like it never comes together, which Adventure Company had the misfortune to pick up and try to bring over.

Added:  Thursday, April 13, 2006
Reviewer:  Michael Ahlf
Page: 1/3

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