FBI agent and art expert John Cromwell is hot on the trail of 'The Ghost', the leader of a band of thieves noted for stealing priceless works of art and replace them with convincing replicas. Join John in Art Detective Deluxe on his investigation to separate the originals from the forgeries by searching for subtle differences between the two. Unmask 'The Ghost' once and for all!
Good game; good art - like the different sizes and replay is good. Three challenge levels - easy, medium and hard. I like it.
Mysterya | Added on: August 4, 2012
Nice game for those who want a bit of relaxtion. The character graphics are not that great but the master Works of Art beautiful and encompass many eras. The three levels of play make it nice. Kid friendly and a nice way for kids to see different master pieces. Nice blend of ease and difficulty in spotting the differences. Mini games nice diversion and not too difficult.
Reviewer | Added on: August 24, 2009
Not actually a hidden object game but more a "spot the difference" game. Fine for some, but pretty boring unless you care for old-style art. It's a little difficult to find the differences, sometimes, which is good, since there is no timer (at least on the lowest setting) and apparently no limits on hints. One flaw is poor translation, which is really sad because a good translator is really not expensive and it is well worth the cost.
... except for the mini-games. I do not really enjoy the "find the difference" type of game because I am so bad at it. And when there are mini games that involve colors, I get frustrated due to my minor color blindness issues. I played this game almost to completion and just finally gave up because of the "help" system for which I needed to constantly buy tools. I was working on these paintings at a loss of income. I'm pretty sure I know "who did it", but I didn't care enough to finish. That is pretty much why I gave it just 3 stars. Also, there could have been some educational value added to this game by citing the artists and/or period each painting was from. The English was not as bad as some games, but I agree with the translator comments. It is a minor irritant. As was the actual game art.
The game was nice - you match two pictures and click what is different between them both. This would be a good game for kids. Although the game does have a 'timer', it was plenty of time to find the differences and even have time left to spare. There is a 'hint' button to help if you get stuck. Overall, this game was a little challenging, but a relaxing game none the less.