Murder is a short story about the intersection of morality and sentience, told in the form of a point and click adventure.
Over its memorable twenty to thirty minute playtime, Murder takes players on a journey through a near-future Tokyo, following the actions of Lieutenant Motomeru Minori of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police on an unusual and dangerous case, in a story that explores the intersection of morality and sentience in a future where both have become commodities.
Engaging environmental storytelling and confident cinematic flair, equally inspired by the works of Fullbright and Blendo Games
Setting that presents fresh ideas while also paying homage to pioneers such as Masumune Shirow, Katsuhiro Otomo and Neal Stephenson
Experimental point & click style, partway between the classic form and a more minimal, streamlined one
Incredibly detailed cyberpunk world with expertly-crafted pixel art graphics
Rich and varied cast with full voice acting
Dynamic score by KubrixXx spanning noisehop, neo-classical, and ambient styles
Support for mouse, keyboard, and gamepad
A point and click game where you will be clicking on "hotspot" areas to progress the story and optional spots to get more information or to talk to people. The game has poor voice acting, nothing particularly awful but much of it sounds like characters are just reading the script. The character models aren't the most detailed and movement can look strange, I have seen better pixel art but they are alright and the backgrounds and world looks good with some nice details in the few areas you go to. The idea behind the story has been done multiple times and has become a cyberpunk trope, and it has been done much better. How quickly the story ends makes the cliches aspects and characters even worse. There is only an idea for a story here, no themes are really explored, nothing is known about the characters, this would have been a short prologue in a normal game or movie, the plot that was given would be the game summary description on the back of the box of a normal product. Not worth it.
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