I wouldn't recommend this game to anyone. It certainly wasn't the best game I've ever played but it was short and just good enough to keep my interest till the end. I didn't hate the game play, and it was rather interesting to play as a ghost. The characters were extremely cheesy, and very one dimensional but for the length of the game I guess that's what you would expect. The graphics were decent and the town looked pretty neat but the whole bring parts of the past to blend with the modern day seemed a bit confusing. In buildings it didn't bother me as much but out in the streets it was hard to find your way around at some points.
I dealt with glitches through the whole game, through most of the game I got the objective of "Getting out of the attic" when I completed that objective chapters ago. The game kept freezing on me and at one point I had to completely redo a chapter and I had to restart the game because the chapter kept looping.
I think if you have some time to spare and nothing else to do this is one way to keep yourself entertained but your time however might be better spent on a different game.
After playing through Soul Suspect, I opine that the game could have been much better than it is. Soul Suspect is a nice diversion from the ubiquitous genres which dominate our gaming experiences, but, even with some noticable flaws, this game can provide a moderate level of entertainment if you're into this niche genre. Granted, it's no L.A. Noir, but if you found enjoyment in said game, Soul Suspect delivers a similar detective motif which is worth renting, but buying the game might prove to be a foolish endeavor. Soul Suspect's visual presentation leaves much to be desired, as the graphics appear predominitaly last-gen. With the relatively poor graphics aside, it is a fun game to some extent, but it involves very little combat and can be surmised as a game in which you collect a seemingly infinite number of clues and collectibles which are used to decipher a handful of cases for NPCs bound to pergatory, which, yield trophies. In fact, simple trophy accumulation is one of this games shining achievements, as the Platinum trophy triumph is essencially handed to you. But basically, all you do is run around Salem and its edifices, collecting items, and solving relatively juvenile mysteries which are literally handed to you with no repucussions for failure, so when you do make a mistake, one can solve virtually any given case via trial and error. There do exist roaming demons which you occasionally encounter and must be dealt with, but they are few and far between, easily dispatched, and never become more challenging as the game progresses. There may be a few redeeming values, but ultimately, Soul Suspect fails on many levels. Sure, it's an atypical game in which some players may find solace in solving, but in many respects I find this game to be in the realm of mediocrity, not to mention containing a handful of minor glitches and game-freezing errors. I figured SquareSoft, with their legacy, could have fine-tuned the game to be better than it has proven. Rent only!
posted by Astronskas (AUBURNDALE, FL) Sep 21, 2014
Member since Sep 2008
I enjoyed the story line of the game and even the character development. The bad part of the game was no action, only an occasional part where you have to sneak up behind a demon and execute a button combination. There were also many times where the game would stop working and cause an error message for no reason. If you like a thinking game where a keen eye is necessary then this might be for you. Beware of frustrating error messages though.