However, the amount of time and effort spent by the developer on creating the game has ultimately earned the game a cult status among adventure game fans. Every little detail in the game reflects the developer's aptitude and passion for the medium. Mechner and his distinct team have managed to create one of the most important games of the last decade and an influence to future games to come.
Not only has he done it effectively, he has done it with a sharp sense of aesthetic and an expansive storyline, and he has redefined the concept of immersion at a time when the majority of gamers believes that such immersion can only be attained in first-person-shooters. Undoubtedly, The Last Express is one of the greatest triumphs in game history, only tainted by its weak public reception.