• Publisher: DotEmu
  • Genre: Family
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 1294.4 MB
  • Version: 1.03
  • Price: $4.99
  • Average User Rating: 5 (1)
App description: Step aboard the 1914 Orient Express in this award-winning mystery adventure from Prince of Persia creator Jordan Mechner, now for the first time on iOS!

JULY, 1914. With Europe on the brink of war, the luxurious Orient Express departs Paris for Constantinople, plunging American doctor Robert Cath into a maelstrom of treachery, romance, and international intrigue.

The Last Express is a complete, faithful iOS version of the internationally-acclaimed 1997 PC classic.

GAME FEATURES:

- 20+ hours of game play
- Interact with 30+ characters who behave like actual people on a train -- moving about in real-time and conversing in their native languages
- Eavesdrop on conversations, sneak into compartments, and uncover clues
- Explore a richly detailed, historically accurate 3D recreation of the 1914 Orient Express
- Your actions affect other characters behavior, making every play-through different
- Rewind feature allows you to back up to any point in the story and choose a different course of action
- Playable in 5 languages: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish

EXCLUSIVE ADDITIONAL FEATURES ONLY FOR iOS:

- Unlock challenging achievements that test your sleuthing skills
- Dynamic, 3-tiered hint system created specifically for iOS
- 20 unlockable character biographies
- Unlock cinematics to replay at any time

**** Reviews ! 90% on Metacritic ****

"The Last Express is just one of those games that adventure fans, or just fans of a good story, need to play." 4/4 - Slide To Play

"A shining example of how deeply gameplay and storytelling can be intertwined" 5/5 - AppSpy

"It's a piece of videogame history and a shining example of what can be done to create an experience so much more immersive than the Heavy Rains of today." - 8/10, Destructoid

****************

Exquisite design and a literary story. A thrilling ride. Newsweek

The top adventure game thumbs up by all ages and both genders. Family PC

A masterpiece. Computer Games Strategy Plus

Gripping amazing totally unique. The best adventure game I have ever played. Beautiful, skillfully crafted, and worth every penny and hour of your time. Games Domain Review


FOR MORE ABOUT THE LAST EXPRESS, VISIT:
http://www.facebook.com/lastexpress
facebook.com/dotemu
twitter.com/dotemu
youtube.com/dotemu
http://jordanmechner.com/

Echoseven's comments:


09-26-2012, 06:01 AM
#2
1.25 GB compressed??? noooooooooooooo...

btw. what was the average hdd-size back in 1997? 1GB?

09-26-2012, 06:03 AM
#3
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 9,829
Really like Dotemu and have most of their games, but over 1 gig for this one, cant free up the space for now. Shame
09-26-2012, 06:04 AM
#4
awesomeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!Yeah space will probably be an issue..this is erm..roughly the same size as the PC(dos emulated?) version I bought from GOG.

Last edited by violentv; 09-26-2012 at 06:06 AM.
09-26-2012, 06:29 AM
#5
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Paris, France
Posts: 54
Hello all,

The game on PC was splitted on 3 CDRoms, for a total size of 1.5 Gbyte.
Five different versions exists (localization) : English, French, German, Spanish, Italian. We managed to rework most of the assets and recompress PC data (1.5Gb*5 = 7.5 Gbyte) into 1.25 Gb, so that's not too bad

The iOS version includes all five languages in a single build so far because managing 5 different builds would be too much complicated from a publishing point of view.

We are aware that's a big game, and might consider making an English-only build (in addition to the EFIGS one), depending on community feedback. That would still be around 800 Megabytes.

Feel free to post into this thread.
09-26-2012, 06:39 AM
#6
Excellent! Definitely going to buy this one when out in Europe. Good job DotEmu, your ports are spot on!
09-26-2012, 06:53 AM
#7
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Italy
Posts: 2,259
AT LAST!!!!

My favorite adventure games of all time, will buy it as soon as it lands on my AppStore.
I'm glad you have all the localization in one app, always played the USA version (I still have the original version) and never played the much later published italian one; nice to have the opportunity to try both.

Does the game game support iCloud saving to switch between devices?
09-26-2012, 07:01 AM
#8
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Italy
Posts: 2,259
Quote:
Originally Posted by Janni View Post
1.25 GB compressed??? noooooooooooooo...

btw. what was the average hdd-size back in 1997? 1GB?
Game was multiple CDs back in the days and there are TONS of dialogues (everything is spoken), not mentioning a full orchestra almost complete show INSIDE the game.

I just hope they didn't cut anything, including the graphics.
09-26-2012, 07:06 AM
#9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Janni View Post
1.25 GB compressed??? noooooooooooooo...

btw. what was the average hdd-size back in 1997? 1GB?
Glad I had spent extra bucks and got the 64 gb version

Anyways good start to this week with this, Fifa and Zenforms.
Last week promised so much but most of the big budget games had terrible iaps
(talking about Demon score and street fighter)

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09-26-2012, 07:06 AM
#10
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Paris, France
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pitta View Post
Game was multiple CDs back in the days and there are TONS of dialogues (everything is spoken), not mentioning a full orchestra almost complete show INSIDE the game.

I just hope they didn't cut anything, including the graphics.
We did not cut anything, and that's why the game is huge, even with modern compression methods we used to achieve the result.

@Pitta, no we did not include iCloud saving support in this build, maybe in a future update.