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The Portopia Serial Murder Case

ポートピア連続殺人事件

Developer: Yuji Horii [堀井雄二] Publisher: Enix
1983
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#5 for 1983
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Portopia is a very interesting and overlooked game in the NES canon - overlooked because it never leaved Japan, and the Western world would soon grow acustomed to other more exciting forms of adventure games, but I get the feeling history would've been much more different if Portopia had been played by Westerners.

In true LucasArts fashion, before LucasArts made adventure games, you can not lose, die, or get stuck in Portopia. That's the game's strongest design principle, and for the rest of the game you play a detective that's on the hunt for clues, and walks from location to location examining witnesses and calling for their alibis. The world is your oyster and the world is made surprisingly alive and vibrant for just a 40Kb game, but retro games' inclination towards obtuseness shines when you realise you need to use your magnifying glasses to hunt for invisible clues that are telegraphed by nothing. You're going to need a walkthrough to beat Portopia and it's deeply flawed, but it is inspiring in what it managed to capture in the NES era, and was one of those games that inspired Hideo Kojima that storytelling in games could be so, so much more.
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hevykofe ポートピア連続殺人事件 2023-11-23T07:49:54Z
NES • JP
2023-11-23T07:49:54Z
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sp4cetiger ポートピア連続殺人事件 2023-11-16T21:15:48Z
2023-11-16T21:15:48Z
4.0
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chikin ポートピア連続殺人事件 2023-09-11T00:57:56Z
NES • JP
2023-09-11T00:57:56Z
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Kitkatja ポートピア連続殺人事件 2023-09-10T11:15:30Z
2023-09-10T11:15:30Z
4.0
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calt ポートピア連続殺人事件 2023-08-26T12:53:51Z
2023-08-26T12:53:51Z
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Shodate ポートピア連続殺人事件 2023-07-31T17:16:33Z
X1 • JP
2023-07-31T17:16:33Z
5.0
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Shodate ポートピア連続殺人事件 2023-07-31T17:16:02Z
FM-7 • JP
2023-07-31T17:16:02Z
5.0
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Shodate ポートピア連続殺人事件 2023-07-31T17:15:14Z
2023-07-31T17:15:14Z
5.0
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longestseason ポートピア連続殺人事件 2023-07-18T01:42:58Z
NES • JP
2023-07-18T01:42:58Z
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nbatman ポートピア連続殺人事件 2023-07-05T22:29:33Z
2023-07-05T22:29:33Z
1.0
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robert123451 ポートピア連続殺人事件 2023-05-23T09:17:04Z
2023-05-23T09:17:04Z
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666LILGILGAMESH666 ポートピア連続殺人事件 2023-05-13T07:01:51Z
PC-8000 • JP
2023-05-13T07:01:51Z
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  • slib 2021-07-28 16:49:26.651638+00
    far from bad, and it basically made Enix, but this certainly was a graphic adventure game from 1983
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  • Bskeezer 2023-03-03 18:25:38.582521+00
    Definitely one of the most influential games ever made, but it also definitely hasn’t aged very gracefully
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