History VideoGame / TheLastExpress

9th May '18 8:16:14 PM WillDraco
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* LowClearance: Near the end of the game, [[spoiler: if he doesn't hit the deck when Vesna does, Cath smacks into the top of a train tunnel]].
20th Apr '18 9:03:38 PM Kalaong
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* BilingualBackfire: The train has English, French, German, Russian, Serbo-Croation and Arabic passengers. Cath is American, but speaks English, French, German ''[[CunningLinguist and]]'' Russian, enabling him to eavesdrop as he pleases. The only one on the train who doesn't assume he is monolingual is the [[NotNowKiddo little kid]] running around who speaks in French.

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* BilingualBackfire: A key plot element. The train has English, French, German, Russian, Serbo-Croation and Arabic passengers. Cath is American, but speaks English, French, German ''[[CunningLinguist and]]'' Russian, enabling him to eavesdrop as he pleases. The only one on the train who doesn't assume he is monolingual is the [[NotNowKiddo little kid]] running around who speaks in French.
30th Mar '18 1:05:31 PM rjd1922
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19th Mar '18 10:44:02 PM disneyfan33
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''The Last Express'' was a 1997 AdventureGame by Smoking Car Productions, set on the Orient Express at the eve of UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. Lovingly written and put together, it was the unfortunate victim of a DiabolusExMachina involving its distributor. Creator/BroderbundSoftware's entire marketing department quit just weeks before the game was to be released, which resulted in [[InvisibleAdvertising absolutely no advertising]] for it. [[AcclaimedFlop While critically acclaimed, it was one of the biggest flops in gaming history.]]

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''The Last Express'' was a 1997 AdventureGame by Smoking Car Productions, set on the Orient Express at the eve of UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. Lovingly written and put together, it was the unfortunate victim of a DiabolusExMachina involving its distributor. Creator/BroderbundSoftware's entire marketing department quit just weeks before the game was to be released, which resulted in [[InvisibleAdvertising absolutely no advertising]] for it. [[AcclaimedFlop While critically acclaimed, it was one of the biggest flops in gaming history.]]
]] Hopefully, ''Creator/InterplayEntertainment'' obtained the rights to the game and started re-doing it.
29th Sep '17 1:39:51 PM rjd1922
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* VasquezAlwaysDies: The only females who die in the game (in the good ending) are also the least feminine. [[spoiler: Except Tatiana.]]

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* VasquezAlwaysDies: The only females who die in the game (in the good ending) are also the least feminine. [[spoiler: Except [[spoiler:Except Tatiana.]]



* WholePlotReference: To ''Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress'', naturally. Apart from taking place on the Orient Express and climaxing in the Balkans, several characters are also homages to suspects from the book, such as Count Obelensky (to Princess Dragomiroff).

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* WholePlotReference: To ''Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress'', naturally. Apart from taking place on the Orient Express and climaxing in the Balkans, several characters are also homages to suspects from the book, such as Count Obelensky (to Princess Dragomiroff). Provided the police found Tyler's body on the tracks, Abbot even says he can't believe "a murder on the Orient Express".
9th Jul '17 2:45:13 AM Doug86
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* BloodSpatteredInnocents: Cath and [[spoiler: Tatiana]]. In the first case Cath is innocent in the legal sense; though he must pick up and move Tyler's body, staining his jacket with blood, he did not kill Tyler. In the second case [[spoiler: Tatiana]] is innocent in ''every'' sense, wearing a bloody hand-print from a dying man for days if not weeks, which does not bode well for her sanity.

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* BloodSpatteredInnocents: BloodSplatteredInnocents: Cath and [[spoiler: Tatiana]]. In the first case Cath is innocent in the legal sense; though he must pick up and move Tyler's body, staining his jacket with blood, he did not kill Tyler. In the second case [[spoiler: Tatiana]] is innocent in ''every'' sense, wearing a bloody hand-print from a dying man for days if not weeks, which does not bode well for her sanity.
14th Jun '17 5:09:42 PM Universalist
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14th Jun '17 5:08:48 PM Universalist
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12th Apr '17 2:24:28 PM Gosicrystal
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** The text of the official strategy guide is pretty snarky too.
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: At one point, Cath must steal [[spoiler:the Firebird egg]] for Kronos, while also stealing a briefcase full of money from Kronos to show to August Schmidt. While you can lose the spoilered item, have it stolen back, give it to Kronos, or never find it at all, the game takes into account whether or not you also stole the briefcase if Kronos gets the item, and reacts accordingly. What makes this more impressive is that Kronos getting his hands on the item results in a NonstandardGameOver, meaning they thought of all of this for a path that leads to a bad ending.
** Also, meeting August Schmidt for the first time is a scripted event that has to take place. You have to go out of your way to avoid him, but eventually, you'll have no choice but to talk to him, making part of the deal with him about his merchandise.

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* DevelopersForesight:
** The text of the official strategy guide is pretty snarky too.
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything:
At one point, Cath must steal [[spoiler:the Firebird egg]] for Kronos, while also stealing a briefcase full of money from Kronos to show to August Schmidt. While you can lose the spoilered item, have it stolen back, give it to Kronos, or never find it at all, the game takes into account whether or not you also stole the briefcase if Kronos gets the item, and reacts accordingly. What makes this more impressive is that Kronos getting his hands on the item results in a NonstandardGameOver, meaning they thought of all of this for a path that leads to a bad ending.
** Also, meeting Meeting August Schmidt for the first time is a scripted event that has to take place. You have to go out of your way to avoid him, but eventually, you'll have no choice but to talk to him, making part of the deal with him about his merchandise.
11th Apr '17 6:35:57 PM rjd1922
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* AllThereInTheManual: The story works just fine if you don't check, but the official web site ([[http://lastexpress.markmoran.net/ mirror]]) and the official strategy guide have a bit of background on the characters. Playing the game without these just dips you in headfirst.

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* AllThereInTheManual: The story works just fine if you don't check, but the official web site ([[http://lastexpress.([[https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20140215192446/http://lastexpress.markmoran.net/ mirror]]) and the official strategy guide have a bit of background on the characters. Playing the game without these just dips you in headfirst.



* SweetPollyOliver: One of the Black Hand. Nobody's fooled.

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* SweetPollyOliver: One Vesna, one of the Black Hand. Nobody's fooled.
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