Murderous Pursuits

If you ever wondered what it feels like to be a bot, this will give you a great opportunity to experience being AI. “Set on board a Victorian-era ship, that can fly – it’s ‘the time travel’, don’t you know – you get to play in one of several ship-board…
Story - 60%
Graphics - 75%
Audio - 80%
Gameplay - 80%
Replayability - 60%

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If you ever wondered what it feels like to be a bot, this will give you a great opportunity to experience being AI.

“Set on board a Victorian-era ship, that can fly – it’s ‘the time travel’, don’t you know – you get to play in one of several ship-board locations and must identify and kill another player amongst the passengers, without drawing too much attention to yourself or having the guards witnessing the diabolical deed. What gratification! But if this seems too refined for your gentile tastes, you must do so while evading your own murderous hunters. The swines!”

I can’t remember when the last time was that I played cat and mouse. As this game is exactly that. You are constantly searching someone (your Quarry as it is referred to ingame) to kill but at the same time you are being hunted by someone that wants to kill you. Sounds simple right?
Actually it’s not. You are placed in a section Victorian era ship where you are met by other players and other AI that all looks the same but acts differently. This is where your detective skills will have to come into play. Can you spot the difference between an NPC and an actual Player? This is no fast paced game nor is this a game that would appeal to the masses as it requires patience, lots of patience. The game is made easier by having a bar at the top that shows you if you are on the same floor as your quarry and when you are close to him/her.
This still does not mean it is easy as they can be in a crowd and if you try assassinate the wrong one you are promptly warned with a message “Target not Valid” and you are stunned and exposed.

The main goal is to get as much Favour as possible. Killing your quarry is the easiest way to gain favour but not the only way. You can also gain favour by catching out your hunter and exposing them if you can figure out who is hunting you. The level is equipped with various weapons each with their own number of favour points you get for using them. Getting a kill with the weapon drops the point to just 1 so you have to find another if you want to stay on top. Just remember to keep a lookout for the cops on the stage, if you kill a quarry in front of them you will be arrested and receive 0 favour

The gameplay is fluent and does not require much skill as there is no actual aiming involved. Only skill required your detective skills and using your special abilities that either changes your look for a couple of seconds, stuns everybody nearby, Shows you who your quarry is in a small circle, turn on your counter attack buff or if you are spontaneous choose to humiliate your quarry after killing them by dancing infront of their corpse.

Overall this is a really fun game to play and is best played with a couple of friends. The biggest downfall of this game is that there is not a big enough following and chances of you finding a server with actual human players are slim so grab a bunch of friends and sniff each other out or it’s just you and the bots

Additional Information

Reviewed on: PC
Available on: PC
Genre: Action, Puzzle
Publisher/Developer: Blazing Griffin
Estimated RRP: R 130
Release Date: 26 April 2018

Likes

  • Great concept and well executed
  • Gameplay is fluent and tests your patience

Dislikes

  • More maps would have been great
  • Servers are empty

About Marius Combrink

Marius Combrink
Gaming life is an enjoyable life. I am just a simple guy that really really likes playing games and picking up random quotes from games that are translated into modern day life. "Some trees flourish, others die. Some cattle grow strong, others are taken by wolves. Some men are born rich enough and dumb enough to enjoy their lives. Ain’t nothing fair." John Marston

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