The Raven hits the mark when it comes to presentation. Set in the 1960’s, the game obviously pulls from Agatha Christie-styled stories, but doesn’t try to hide it. Actually, one of the game’s characters is an older lady who writes mystery novels. Couple that with the fact that the game’s hero is an overweight Swiss police officer and you can’t help but think of Christie’s Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot.
The game doesn’t just look the part though. Sure, the character models are detailed and the settings all feel appropriate for the time, but The Raven - Legacy of a Master Thief’s audio pulls its weight in setting the game’s mood. The background music has the right tone and constantly makes me think of watching an episode of Poirot since every voice actor used nails their role. Simply put, it has been a long time since I’ve been impressed by the kind of attention to detail put into an adventure game, and The Raven does it.