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  • Summary: As easy as A...B...C? Agatha Christie’s A.B.C Murders tells the story of Captain Hastings and Hercule Poirot as they attempt to solve a series of bizarre murders committed by an elusive madman. [DreamCatcher]
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. While The ABC Murders does not possess the depth of plot or crisp dialogue of the full-length Christie mysteries published by The Adventure Company (Murder on the Orient Express, Evil Under the Sun, And Then There Were None), it is an impressive opening salvo in what one hopes will be an ongoing series of games on the DS.
  2. 70
    The ABC Murders may lack the attention to detail and high levels of presentation found in the Layton titles, yet it should definitely appeal to the same market sector thirsty for more puzzle solving.
  3. Layton need not be worried. [Jan 2010, p.80]
  4. It's a good story, but those looking to emulate their favourite Belgium detective will find the repetitive brainteasers and limited sleuthing frustrating.
  5. ABC Murders is a great story, but it wasn’t meant to be a video game and it shows. DS-owning Agatha Christie fans might get a kick out of it, but the game just isn’t as engaging or fun as the other point-and-click puzzlers on the system.
  6. One case best left unsolved. [Feb 2010, p.82]
  7. Agatha Christie was obviously a masterful author, and The A.B.C. Murders could have been an engaging interactive companion to one of her most famous works. It's too bad the gameplay is so atrocious that even a good story couldn't make up for it.

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