Real Interactive Fiction: The Last Express Review

July 8, 2009

Last Express

Developed with a whopping $6,000,000 budget yet selling less than a tenth of the units it required to break even, The Last Express is considered to be one of the biggest commercial flops in video game history. Lovingly crafted by games design pioneer Jordan Mechner (Karateka, Prince of Persia) over a period of five years, The Last Express is a stunningly atmospheric adventure game featuring Hollywood standard production values and an unprecedented depth of story telling. Unfortunately, the game’s 1997 release coincided with the demise of publisher Broderbund – and despite rave reviews – it sunk without a trace.

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