Dexter: The Game involved more crab-smashing than murder for some reason


From 2010 to 2014 Richard Cobbett wrote Crapshoot, a column about rolling the dice to bring random games back into the light. This week, you know how much people complain when publishers just port a console game to the PC? This is what happens when it comes from the iPhone.

Who could possibly complain about a videogame inspired by Dexter Morgan, the Bay Harbor Butcher? (Remembers Series 6.) Oh, right. Dexter. Well, he doesn’t get a vote, and Harry’s Code doesn’t stretch to videogame developers, so here we are—the interactive debut of everyone’s favourite TV serial killer. Unless you prefer Hannibal, of course. That’ll be one hell of a Cooking Mama sequel.

Nobody even knows I had Taco Bell for lunch. My elevator secret… is perfect.

Provided you don’t know about Dexter’s iPhone origins, the technology here is pretty impressive. Not many games from the 1970s managed to look this good. One second. What’s that? 2010? Oh. Well, never mind. It features Michael C. Hall as Dexter, which is a good start, along with the actors behind Batista and Doakes (though most of the rest of the cast is voiced by cheaper actors), it kicks off with the opening theme tune rather than just some bloopy-bleepy facsimile, and it looks… Yeaaaaaaah.



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