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Item - El caso Brackenstall


Series: Multiaventura — no. 3
Alternate Title: The Brackenstall Case (literal English translation of title)
Author: Barrena, Pablo
Illustrator: Jimeno, Justo
Date: 1986
Length: 95 pages
Number of Endings: 16
User Summary: An English aristocrat is found dead at his residence. The police believe they have the case solved, but your detective's instinct leads you to investigate further....
Guillermo's Thoughts: This is an interactive adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes story "The Adventure of the Abbey Grange" by Arthur Conan Doyle. Unfortunately, it is a terrible gamebook. For starters, the writing is very disjointed and confusing. It is very difficult to understand why the player character wants to keep investigating the case, and the story feels like pointless wandering a lot of the time. As for gameplay, the book is designed so that the challenge is to reach an ending similar to that of the original Holmes story. However, since the outcomes of most choices are quite random, the reader gets little sense of achievement from achieving the ideal ending. Overall, this is definitely one to avoid.

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Special Thanks:Thanks to Guillermo Paredes for the cover image, plot summary and other details.
Users Who Own This Item: AndreAntunes, bleuge, juanvillar, Radjabov

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