Loco Motive is a very funny and beautifully animated pixel art point and click adventure where you attempt to solve a murder aboard a luxury train.
Previously featured on Alpha Beta Gamer when it was a game jam prototype, Loco Motive is now being fleshed out into a full game. While the original had one playable character, the full version of Loco Motive will have three playable characters, with intersecting storylines. Each of the characters are prime suspects in the murder of a wealthy old lady aboard a luxury train. They’ll need to explore the train, search for clues and useful items, and solve puzzles as they attempt to reveal the killer.
The demo build of Loco Motive takes around an hour to play through and follows the story of an attorney called Arthur Ackerman. As far as point and click adventures go, it’s pretty much perfect – the puzzles are logical, the pixel art animation is superb, it’s got lots of fun characters to meet, the writing is sharp and it’s got an intriguing story. It’s a thoroughly enjoyable murder mystery romp with a train full of interesting suspects and plenty of great gags. Highly recommended.
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Download The Loco Motive Beta Demo Here (Steam)
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I had a lot of fun playing this game! I would definitely recommend it if you love beautiful pixel art and fluid animations, interesting characters, witty dialogue, an amazing soundtrack, or just point and clicks in general because this is a really good one. Since this is the demo, it can still be a little rough around the edges in some places for example the dialogue system (not the dialogue itself).
As for age rating, it contains few instances of mild language (only like 3 times), smoking, gambling, drinking alcohol (but not the effects of it), and also some innuendos. Really nothing that would not be found in movies of or during this time period that this game takes place in (which is the 1930s). Oh, and its worth mentioning theres an instance of blood, but theres an option to disable it and make it confetti instead (which is arguably better).
I did encounter one softlock however
At the part where Don tells you to step back after sticking the magnet to the roulette machine for the final time, my character stepped back, and nothing. The game of roulette never started and I had to reset.
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It took me about 10 minutes to get back to the place where I was, so it wasnt so bad. But, if you are going to play be careful of that.
I would give this beta demo a solid 8.5/10
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