Probably the best part of the game is when Ronan can control the body of a cat. Ronan can only possess the body of a cat and a few humans but that’s about it. He can only read the minds of most humans in Salem, but cannot move or control their movements like he can for the cat. Ronan needs the cat to climb through vents and things since he’s too useless to fly around like any other ghost…
The first hour or so I thought Murdered: Soul Suspect was totally boring. Things get more interesting when the story picks up and Ronan confronts a girl that can see him called Joy. Ronan and Joy will have to team up as both parties are involved with the Bell Killer. I managed to finish the game, and the ending is very unpredictable. The story as a whole I thought was pretty unique, although may not be as interesting as Heavy Rain.
One problem I encountered in Murdered: Soul Suspect was a game breaking glitch. I’m not sure if this happened to other people, but it bothered me. There was one section where I needed to possess the body of a priest to get past. I couldn’t do that because the priest was walking around in the wrong position. I couldn’t even restart the checkpoint because he was still glitching up. I had to then restart the game from the very beginning and thankfully, the glitch was gone.
The game length is pretty short and there are no multiple endings or anything to entice you to play the game again. I was surprised when I ended the game as I thought the game would be much longer. Once you finish the game, there’s little else for you to play through again unless you want to play the side quests or get all of the trophies. It would have been better if the game was more like Heavy Rain and different outcomes could occur.
Graphically, Murdered: Soul Suspect actually looks pretty smooth and runs well on the PS4. I cannot comment on the other versions, but the PS4 ran the game very well. However, the actual game is boring looking as Salem is very old fashioned looking. The game looks like it is set in the 1880s, but it’s actually set in the present day.
As a whole experience, Murdered: Soul Suspect does add some innovative features and has a decent and unpredictable storyline. The main things holding it down is that the game is way too short and can get very boring at times. Not to mention Ronan’s ghost abilities are pretty pathetic as he’s like a human than a ghost. This game is probably best as a rental since you’ll complete the game in only a few hours. It’s not bad, but it could have been a much better game if it was done right.
[Editor’s Note: Murdered: Soul Suspect reviewed on the PS4. The game was provided to us by the publisher for review purposes.]Murdered: Soul Suspect Review ,