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  • Summary: (Also known as "The Abbey" in the UK/EU) This point-and-click adventure game is set in the Middle Ages and challenges players to investigate a series of murders at an old abbey.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Inspired in one of the most beloved games produced in Spain, La Abadía del Crimen for Spectrum, The Abbey is a really good graphic adventure with great production values, excellent animation and a noteworthy sense of humour. It can be a bit short for the faster players, but the extras and quality of the content compensates for it.
  2. Because of the simple handling, the witty dialogues and the catchy story, the game is interesting for people of all ages.
  3. A perfect example of a game I would recommend only to adventure fans. It is not polished enough, and it’s too formulaic to take someone away from their favorite genre to spend some time in the abbey looking for a murderer. However the likable characters, the great voice work and the unique atmosphere will no doubt be sufficient reasons for many to pick this one up.
  4. Considering the current drought of the genre, The Abbey is a title which can satisfy adventure lovers, but also those that have had enough of frantic shooting and want a calmer game.
  5. Alcachofa Soft managed to produce only a half of a potentially great adventure. And I mean it literally - the two opening chapters are so different than the last two that you won’t believe your eyes.
  6. At the beginning it looks like investigating, secretly rummaging the abbey and questioning other characters could be fun, but the game turns out to be made of pointless little riddles and requires searching through the same locations over and over again. Why somebody did something doesn't seem to matter at all. The Abbey is not about playing through a story, it's about forcing the player to solve riddles. At least the music by Emilio de Paz is well done.
  7. 35
    The back of the box promises 40 hours of gameplay. You do not want 40 hours of gameplay here.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. JuanManuelHuescaSerrano
    Sep 3, 2009
    The best that Alcachofa soft could have done for the memory of Paco Menendez. A great game made in Spain.
  2. LukasT
    Nov 27, 2008
    It's the best graphic adventure in the last years. One "old-style" adventure. It deserves a try.
  3. MaraS
    Nov 27, 2008
    A quiet game, paused, which deserves to be enjoyed with time.
  4. OneNut
    Sep 2, 2008
    Graphics are incredible in this game, its like watching TV. Voice acting is very good as well. For 19.99 you can't go wrong with this Graphics are incredible in this game, its like watching TV. Voice acting is very good as well. For 19.99 you can't go wrong with this adventure game. Expand