After finding this game on sale through Steam for four bucks, the decision to pick it up (along with two free gift copies) was a no-brainer. It’s a bit like “Clue” in that the mysterious Mr. X has invited a bunch of people to embark on a cruise…but things get ugly when you learn that cash is rewarded to people who manage to murder their targets. Guards and cameras exist to keep people from going homicidal, as well as a full-fledged jail for anyone caught breaking the rules. On top of being sneaky, you’ll have needs to meet like in “The Sims”…thirst, social, that kind of thing.
The game does support AI…in fact the game comes with three different game modes: Tutorial, Single Player, and Multiplayer. It’s best to try out the tutorial first, followed by the single player. Once you manage to get past those, you’ll find that there are a few in-game modes available: Hunt and Elimination. Hunt uses a timer to mark the length of rounds while rounds in elimination ends with the last person standing. It takes getting used to, but overall I found it to be a lot of fun.
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