I had tried playing through The Last Express on more than one occasion, but its design is a bit dated despite the novelty of the whole experience, so I wound up shelving it time and time again, frustrated by my inability to figure out what I was suppose to be doing. Eventually I came across the mobile version of the game which, like the Steam “gold” version, includes hints and hotspot indicators. These not only allowed me to finally navigate through the game to the end, but also made it possible to enjoy the superior non-gold version that doesn’t hold your hand.
The screenshots below are mostly of the mobile version in portrait mode because landscape mode means having black bars on both sides, no doubt because the original game runs in 4:3. I’ll provide some more screenshots of the PC version with my review of the game; I think the original version looks cleaner, whereas the gold version stretches the art out and looks a little muddier for it.