34 of 35 people (97%) found this review helpful 1 person found this review funny
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
Post Mortem is an Adventure game from the French maker Microids. They’ve been in the Adventure game business since 1985. Post Mortem was released around 2002 and is the prequel to the Still Life series but, it is rather dated now. After looking through the other reviews of this game, I see a few people have had some problems running this game. I have a Windows 7 64bit Gaming Machine and everything runs fine. Yea, I know, why am I using a Gaming Machine for an Adventure game? I have plenty of great games but, there comes a time when I get tired of killing zombies and such. I like Adventure games and I have about 15 of them. Post Mortem is nothing special. The graphics and sound are typical for that time period. It has a great story line as you play a PI in this Murder Mystery. It’s a little different from the other Adventure games that I’ve played in the past. There’s not a whole lot of searching and collecting objects, you mostly interview suspects, extract clues and try to put the pieces together to solve the crime. I recommend you Save your game before any conversation because if you ask the wrong questions, you may miss out on some of the vital clues. There are also several different ways to end the game. Post Mortem has some interesting puzzles throughout the game. There are a few towards the end that are quite challenging. If you get stuck, a true adventurer will put the game down for a while and think about it but, you can also look for a Walkthrough, there are several on the Internet. A word of warning, you cannot toggle between the game and the Walkthrough without the game crashing. And for the love of God, don’t sit there and play the game with the Walkthrough in front of you, I mean, what’s the point? I saw in one of the reviews that a player completed the game in so many minutes. Sit back and enjoy the game, live it. On a scale of 1 – 10, I give the game a 4.5. I recommend the game only to true adventurers. Catch the game on sale like I did at Christmas 2013 on Steam. I bought the Still Life series, Post Mortem, and Scratches real cheap, and I’m glad to have added them all to my collection.
30 of 30 people (100%) found this review helpful 2 people found this review funny
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 9, 2015
This is a decent adventure game. At first, you will be turned-off by the dated graphics and no video resolution options. OK, I cut them some slack cause its a 2002 release. What drew me over was the game's storyline. Here, you play as a Private Investigator and hired to solve a Murder Mystery. I get to use my detective skills, in a manner of speaking, and try to solve a crime. In order to catch the murder suspect, you have to arrange the questions you pick in order to extract more vital clues. If you don't choose carefully and just choose randomly, your conversation might end up making no sense at all or even awkward. There are puzzles here and there, too few and far in between. The hard ones of course are placed in the end and you might even end-up looking through walkthroughs. There are several shocking cinematic cutscenes in this game. Some of them are a little too morbid too describe here, like in a "I.S.I.S." kind of way. This game made me a fan of adventure games even more. I really appreciate game developers who offer great mystery games for us to solve and crack. I am running the game on Windows 7 64 bit and it runs well. However, do not press Alt-Tab because it will crash your game. I forgot to save my progress at one time, and press Alt-Tab, as a result I have to interview the same characters all over again. So, if you want to run other pragrams save your game first. By the way, according to other reviews, there are 3 endings to this game. I only managed to crack 2 of 3 endings at present. I only recommend this game to those who really like adventure games and can look beyond the mediocre graphics. If you are, then I suggest you put down your weapons like guns, swords, bow and arrows, or what have you, and try this game for a change.
This is the zeroth entry in the Still Life series and is an interesting if at times buggy adventure game with a few slow moments but the puzzles, story and atmosphere really make up for all that, well worth playing if you're an adventure game fan looking for something a bit different (Victorian era France anyone?)!
Movement isn't perfect, but workable. Multiple endings make the game interesting to play a few times, but there are difficulties in finding a walkthrough for my specific playthrough if I get stuck. The way to choose your responses is not ideal, I like to see all of my options at once, and choose one from there, this method of tabs leads me to accidentally say things, changing my intended storyline. The graphics arent perfect, but the story overrides that. Drawing the sketch of the suspect is difficult, some things are too vague to finish the sketch. There have been multiple places I have not been able to complete things that the walkthroughs have instructed me to complete, but I have mostly moved on without those. Overall it's a good game, with critical flaws
I bought this game to bring back a childhood memory, used to watch my friend play it, we would try to solve stuff together. I agree comments regarding user interface, it is not the best. However it works and that's better than a buggy interface. I've encountered crashes when I tried to Alt+TAB the game every time. There was also a small bug with documents. I'd recommend this to people who like point and click adventures, it may not be appealing to other players though. The story is not bad at all. I found alchemy puzzle to be very hard but not impossible. A nice detail is how the game shapes according to your decisions, even if it's really slight change, better than nothing.
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful 1 person found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
THIS GAME IS GREAT
BUT THOSE FFFFFFFFFFFKNG MINIGAMES FOR DUCKS SAKE WHYYYYYYYYYYYY
Interesting characters, interiguing story, gloomy atmosphere... all for nothing, because there are some minigames that I can't pass, because it's always a great idea to have minigames in games. It's not like you buy a game for the game, no, you buy it to have many games, including the ones you hate and are terrible at, but you have to pass them to continue with the main game.
19 of 33 people (58%) found this review helpful 1 person found this review funny
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 13, 2014
The characters are all interesting and you can become easily consumed with trying to understand what is happening. Unfortunately, I noticed who was doing the crimes in five minutes. Then you become stuck with making sure you do everything in order or some actions will disappear completely leaving me to start a new game. Plenty of bugs in the game.
More bugs outside of the game especially with trying to use it on windows 8; before starting the game it had an error saying something about a 3D also once you minimize the game it kept crashing. Thankfully since the game is extremely short, constantly starting over wasn't bad. I probably have a bunch of hours on this game from walking away from it to snack and watch t.v. lol. You can probably finish the game in an hour. Once I reached the end, it felt dry and very unsatisfying. So i tried to go back and do different things in the game but it was pointless.
Overall the game was interesting but you can definitely save yourself money and time because it is just not worth it.