As old school point ‘n’ click adventures go Whispers Of A Machine ticks all the familiar boxes: lots of dialogue, numerous props to attempt interactions with pieces of scenery, a variety of non-player characters and some who seem a bit suspect, and puzzles with solutions that are occasionally oblique.
Whispers of a Machine is a Sci-Fi Nordic Noir that tells the story of Vera, a cybernetically augmented special agent tasked with investigating a string of murders. These brutal killings obscure a sinister truth, as Vera soon finds ties to a group of fanatics committed to creating an AI superintelligence — a pursuit outlawed for nearly a century.
Set in the near future, after an apparently AI-influenced societal collapse, you’re an agent investigating a pair of linked murders with wider connections. Along with your powers of reason, you also have cybernetic augments that add interesting new dimensions to your crime scene investigations.
Your choice of analytical, empathetic, or assertive approaches affects both dialogue options and the availability of extra augments as you play, adding a welcome twist to a dusty old genre. You can download the game here.