Crime in Paris seems to be a big hit in the late 19th century. How about a story in a steampunk world defined by tradition and modernity? Added hints of class differences and pervasive racism in a court case drama?
Intriguing game design where you are the murderer but can you get out of the case? Read on For more info….
“Welcome to Paris of the late 19th century. The aftermath of the Great Revolution offered a new start for each and every citizen, regardless of social class. Alfred Ethon, a young inventor of Gypsy origin, benefits from the change, becoming a symbol of success thanks to his hard work and innovative projects, well ahead of their time.”
You take the role of the inventor and you have to change fate and see if you can stand before court and win….
Gameplay in Bohemian Killing is said to be a combination of a courtroom drama and a walking simulator. We tend to agree with this thought as it can be felt to be very linear at times. It can be classified as a first person experience, or a first person interactive story adventure game.
The Story takes places in two times –
The present, you find yourself locked up in the courtroom. You’re seeing the evidence, witness testimony and questions posed by the Judge. Each question triggers a flashback – and begins your testimony.
The Flashback Testimonies
During the flashback you find yourself in a Parisian district, with each of your decisions, interactions and action affecting Alfred Ethons’ testimony and the final verdict. As you pace through the seemingly open world, Alfred will narrate all your actions.
It has good prospects but sometimes let it self down graphically and with constant loading screens when you change rooms – it took me out of the moment all too often.
Interesting premise, interesting design but the game itself turned out to be a letdown.
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Steam URL – At time of writing, price £9.99.