Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Abadia del Crimen, La'

Rating:5 User: The Dean of Games

1988 Opera Soft (Spain)
by Francisco Menendez Gonzalez & Juan Delcan

I would have loved this game as much as I did The Great Escape if I owned it back in the day. Playing it now doesn't make me feel so excited as I'm sure I would have felt back in 1988.

The game offers a world in which a player almost instantly gets immersed, thanks to some of the events happening throughout the whole of the game. It's very atmospheric.
It's based around the novel "Il Nome Della Rosa" by Umberto Eco later released as a movie with an English title "The Name of The Rose", featuring Sean Connery in the main role.
It's filled with delicious details, like the reunion of the members of the Abbey or the sequence played in the dark. Tasks and puzzles are all very interesting and engaging supported by a good game design and overall effects.

This is one of the best games ever written using Isometric graphics. In fact it's one of the best games ever published on a Spectrum. Period.