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Murder in the Abbey (Windows)

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Description

Because of a series of mysterious crimes that happened in an old abbey, the former consultant of the royal court Leonardo and his apprentice Bruno are sent in to investigate. But as soon as they arrive someone already tries to kill them and both get caught up in obscure implications about a long guarded secret. As they begin to investigate they realize that not only the old building refuses to reveal it's secrets but also that even the guardians of the monastery from the lowly watchman to the abbot himself are very reluctant to help them.

The Abbey is a classic Point & Click-Adventure with cartoonish 3D-models moving in front of 2D-backgrounds. Every action is accomplished by using the context-sensitive mouse pointer. This way the characters pick up items, interact with the backgrounds and talk with the different characters in multiple-choice dialogues. Moving through several locations including the hospital and the library, the player needs to solve many different puzzles in order to get the NPCs to help him and get closer to the revelation of the mystery that threatens the whole kingdom.

Screenshots

Murder in the Abbey Windows The church
Murder in the Abbey Windows The abbot greets Leonardo.
Murder in the Abbey Windows Poor Bruno in trouble
Murder in the Abbey Windows Walking through the abbey.

Alternate Titles

  • "The Abbey: Мистическое убийство" -- Russian spelling
  • "The Abbey" -- UK title
  • "Emilio De Paz: The Abbey - Du sollst nicht töten!" -- German title

User Reviews

No usual suspects in this crime micnictic (385) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

Adventure Classic Gaming Oct 13, 2008 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Adventure-Treff Jun 30, 2008 82 out of 100 82
Meristation Nov 24, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Game Chronicles Sep 10, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Adventure Corner Jul 17, 2008 78 out of 100 78
PC Games (Germany) Jul 30, 2008 70 out of 100 70
Digital Chumps Sep 03, 2008 6.8 out of 10 68
Just Adventure Oct 01, 2008 B- 67
Worth Playing Oct 14, 2008 5.8 out of 10 58
Game Over Online Oct 27, 2008 54 out of 100 54

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Intriguing 62 Indra is here (19706)
Jul 02, 2008

Trivia

The original release version had several serious bugs ranging from so-called plot stoppers (prevent you from finishing the game) to even more serious computer lock-ups (blue screens). Reacting on this, Crimson Cow stopped the production and delivery of that edition to work on a patch and do a reprint then.

After releasing the patch on 20.06.08, the company then offered all buyers of the first print a replacement service to get the updated second print for free.

In order to get the replacement, the buyers had to send in the complete box of the first edition, including the DVD, which meant that they couldn't play the game anymore. And because the production of the reprint took longer than expected, Crimson Cow send a free copy of the official soundtrack by Emilio de Paz to everyone as an compensation. The first replacements then arrived seven days later around 28.07.2008.

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Sicarius (61028) added Murder in the Abbey (Windows) on May 28, 2008
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