Emerald City Confidential
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Emerald City Confidential 

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Wander off the Yellow Brick Road and explore the shadowy underbelly of Oz in Emerald City Confidential, an original adventure. Search the backstreets and dark alleys of the Emerald City for witnesses, suspects, and allies in an adventurous quest to uncover the truth. Sometimes the Wizard doesn't have the answers . . . you'll have to find them yourself in Emerald City Confidential.

  • Five Intriguing Chapters full of Adventurous Fun
  • Over 50 Stunning Environments to Explore
  • All-New Characters and Familiar Faces
  • Classic Adventure Gameplay
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Reviews of Emerald City Confidential
 | Added on: May 8, 2009
This was a very fun game and quite original. I had a ball playing it. Would love a sequel.
 | Added on: September 29, 2011
Ok, maybe not speechless, but this was by far my favorite game of all time. It makes you think! My kind of game. Interaction with the key players, how and where to go next, what to do, how to do it. THINKING! Loved it. I can't wait for more games like this one to come out. If there are more like this, I'm all for it, send them my way. I have never reviewed a game before, this is my first but it def gets high marks from me!
 | Added on: June 22, 2010
The main reason I downloaded this is because even though I close to 40 yrs. old I'm a die hard fan of The Wizard of OZ. I've watched this movie once if not twice a year since I've been about 5 yrs. old. I've never missed a beat when it comes to The Wizard of OZ. One of my favorites of all time. The game play is definitely different from anything I've played as you're mainly questioning people and traveling back and forth from location to location. I loved the characters especially Petra the Private Investigator and Jinjur the General they were hilarous. The graphics were also awesome. Why I only rated this 3 out of 5 is because I thought there would be a wee bit more interaction with the characters from The Wizard of OZ. There was some and maybe more comes later in the game. The game play I found confusing and maybe it's because I haven't played a game quite like this. I was going over the same locations and the same questions would pop up to ask. Kinda like a record on the record player where the needle is stuck. I got a little ways through it opening up new locations and even some new text but just can't bring myself to finish this. As the other review mentioned way too wordy for my taste as well. This game could of been so much more especially if it would of been a HOG game along with investigating/questioning just not so wordy and good gravy the same ole line of questioning. That could of been spiced up just a bit - the questions. After about a couple of hours just got annoyed and I think the reason I stuck it out so long is because as I mentioned I'm a die hard fan of The Wizard Of OZ but his game ended up being just OK.
 | Added on: March 15, 2013
Since Oz the Great and Powerful is the Internet Movie Database's Number 1 Movie this week, I would imagine that this game would see a spike in sales. I've been playing it over and over since 2009. I love the art and the architecture, and the music. I even manipulated a set of screen grabs to use as a screen saver, I loved the art so much!
 | Added on: November 24, 2009
Okay, it's not the most elaborate game out there...you aren't going to bend your brain trying to solve puzzles. But I could not stop playing. I was addicted to the characters, creativity and storyline. I literally played this game straight through. I have since been searching for another game that is as entertaining and enjoyable to play and have not yet found one. All I can say is give it a try.
 | Added on: September 29, 2009
It's best qualities are it's originality and humour and that made it worth it to me. A very different game and I understand why some people say.....but there isn't a lot that you figure out yourself. All's I can say is you must try it and play it to understand. It is not a mindbending game but so funny, original and enough thinking to keep you occupied. It's true beauty is in the story and personality. It kept me interested enough to play straight through. I find it is a game where you "either get the appeal or you don't"
 | Added on: July 27, 2010
Fun game, has sense of humor (often sarcastic), well written but a little too simple at times. Still entertaining. Nice game.
 | Added on: February 6, 2012
I absolutely LOVED this game! The story was engrossing and so wonderful, if it were a novel, I'd read it. What a unique twist on the story of Oz. It's really not what you would ever expect. This game is a brilliant adventure. It's a point and click, RPG style game. Taking on jobs as a private investigator, getting information from interacting with other characters and completing quests are what drives this game. Most games of this type I've found can be pretty hard to figure out, but this one was just difficult enough for most people. If you need it, the hint system is great. You can get either a little info or reveal each step what to do next one by one to complete a quest. The map and traveling from one place to the next was done wonderfully. Things were very logical with a little thinking so I didn't find myself wondering where or what to do next. I wish there were more games like this one. There is a lot of dialogue and you choose what you'd like to ask when talking to other characters. The voice overs, the unique characters are done so well. The main character's personal story is something I got pulled into. The original characters from The Wizard of Oz have changed over the years in this game. They're well developed, creative and interesting. Lion and Scarecrow are great. I even made my husband listen to one conversation and he laughed out loud. It was all humorous, touching, and very interesting. I can't honestly think of anything that would make this game any better than it already is. I'm just sad it's over. I completed it in one day, but that was because I got so into it within the first fifteen minutes I ended up playing all day long. Really! I stepped away from the game to make dinner, but that was about it. Played it until about 3am. So, yes, very addicting. I'd say it's too hard for younger kids, but 13 and up could figure it out I'm sure. I don't remember anything inappropriate for that age. It is Oz so magic and casting spells was part of the game. Depends on how you feel about that as a parent. I highly recommend this giving this adventure a go.
 | Added on: October 25, 2012
This may be hands down one of the worst games I've ever played. It was way too much dialogue for me and it wasn't useful at all. I felt myself going back and forth different locations constantly. The characters speed is also very slow, and felt myself getting extremely bored. There are questions you can ask the other characters in the game and none of them are relevant to the plot at all. This game was terrible, I do not recommend it to anybody!
 | Added on: April 17, 2010
Different and creative! Oz's dark underbelly isn't as bright and wonderful as what Dorothy experienced with her trip on the yellow brick road. Graphically enticing, it has a quirkiness and humor that I enjoy. The puzzles weren't difficult, but that's okay. The whole storyline made it fun and interesting throughout the entire game. The characters were great and original and I loved the interaction. I would love to see more games like this one. Very COOL!
 | Added on: May 9, 2009
The graphics and concept are impressive but there was way too much text for my taste and I found myself spending a lot of time trying to click through it.
 | Added on: June 16, 2009
I wish it had more puzzles to solve. This was basically watching a movie where you just chose a few of the lines of dialogue. However, it was at least interesting, and I like that it tried to be an adventure game. I also thought the world was interesting, and I liked the time I spent playing it. Unfortunately, I doubt I will be playing it again anytime soon, because effectively it will be just watching the movie again. Maybe in a year or two when I'll have forgotten most of it. Still, it was a decent length compared to many of the games on the site, and I consider it worth using a game ticket on.
 | Added on: November 1, 2010
Be prepared to do A LOT of reading with this one. Petra, a private investigator and your main character, is hired to locate a missing person and so the fun begins. Her every interaction with the rest of the story's characters involve a lot of questions which may or may not help in solving her various quests - which means you need to drill down into all those questions to determine what's useful and what isn't - hence all the reading. I liked the hint aspect of this game. You get to chose just how much you want to know because it's given to you in levels. You can get a nudge or you can get the full blown answer. The story is engaing and I did find this kid friendly - with one exception. I get the fact that this is supposed to model the old black and white film nior mysteries but the grammar needs to be addressed. Kids have a tough enough time learning to speak and write proper English so all the "aint's" and other grammatical errors in the dialogue doesn't help. That's why I rated it 4 stars instead of 5. I did enjoy playing this but wouldn't even consider playing it again to earn the extra trophies because of all the dialogue you have to go through.
 | Added on: October 12, 2010
I really enjoyed this game. I liked the story, and often that is not something I pay much attention to. The main character was great and it had a good ending. The game is not real time, which I prefer, since I may have to pause it at any second. It is on the easy side, but that makes it fun. It has a great hint system which gives you progressively more revealing hints. The characters were great and it was a combo of the old '40s detective movies and a fantasy story. Great twist on wizard of oz characters. I particularly enjoyed the jaded tin man. I would classify this as a point and click adventure, so for fans of that genre, I would highly recommend it!
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