Now that I have finished the game I can make my review. The game wasn't bad, and the story was interesting. A classic crime game which starts on the well-known Orient Express. However there were some problem that ruined my game experience, like plot holes and some pixel hunting.
The game was released divided in 3 chapters, but it looks like that the creators forgot what they did in the previous chapters when making them (in chapter 1 you need to enter in the cargo hold of a ship. since there is no light you have to search for a torch, but in chapter 3 during a flashback you return there and your character is able to see in darkness better than a cat. did they forgot that is was supposed to be dark there? Also when with zellner, he is distracted by the sound of glass being broken, that is never explained how happened
. Again in chapter 3 more than once, a certain Mr. X is named. Still we will never know who he/she is, and still in chapter 3 [/spoiler] a girl is held hostage, guarded by an armed man, how the hell did she managed to escape by herself? [/spoiler]. the game looks so rushed!
This game unfortunatly suffers from pixel hunting as well. In more than one occassion I just searched for items by simply moving the mouse all over the screen until the cursor changed. After all how was I supposed to see an axe hidden by my character, since it was behind him? Or, how was I suppose to know that behind that particular bag there's the item I need?
Lastly, my personal impression of the game is that it looked...too linear
Everything you can click, you will surely need it. Other point-and-click games always offer you the possibility to examine everything, Even useless things, making it all more interesting and also less easy for the player who won't be able to just click and try until it works. In The Raven, if you can click it is because you need it now or later. This made the game incredible easy since the game doesn't offer particular difficult puzzles. Most of the time you will only need to talk to the right character to procede with the story.
These are his major flaws, in my opinion. Still the game was good, good musics, a bit boring to hear after a while, nice voices (I played it in english), I reall liked Zellner's, If you are searching a good point-and-click you may consider this, but only if you don't have anything else