Gaming Nexus: And Then There Were None Review

Gaming Nexus writes: "If there is anything in the gaming world that has a worse reputation than games based on movies (or, for that matter, movies based on games) it has to be games based on novels. "And Then There Were None" is a murder mystery written by the venerable Agatha Christie many, many years ago, back when the novel's original title wouldn't have gotten it banned from bookstores and libraries across the country. The book is described as The World's Best-Selling Mystery of All Time, and that could, indeed, be the truth of it. The problem is, of course, that the elements that go into creating a best-selling murder mystery are not necessarily the same as what it takes to create a good game. The temptation to use a famous novel as a means to develop and sell a mediocre game is every bit as irresistible as it is to use the same idea in filming and releasing a crappy movie.

That glowing introduction to this review of The Adventure Company's game of the same title recently released for the Wii is what mystery writers call a "clue." You can probably already tell that it's going to be an uphill battle for the Wii version of "And Then There Were None" to receive a favorable score, and if you are one of those that picked up on that clue, well, it doesn't exactly make you the equivalent of Hercule Poirot, but it does show that at least you're paying attention."

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