Janie42 | Added on: August 10, 2010
Players interested in a good detective plot/mystery will find this game worthy of far more than the 2.5-3 stars some popular review sites give it. Gameplay is like an interactive cinematic: every task, search (this is not a typical hog), interrogation & mini-game or puzzle actively advances the plot. * You investigate 4 cases total, 2 are inter-related. Everything makes sense, plot is mature & like on TV. * Graphics are nice but occasionally a bit fuzzy. * Many mini-tasks related to detecting & forensic work are integrated seamlessly. * Most of the puzzles are on the easy side; the item finds can be tricky, though, as for about 1/2 them, no list is provided -- thereby allowing you to determine for yourself what evidence or further info each case needs; "thinking" players will find making correct selections very rewarding -- you can always resort to clicking or using hints if you prefer -- no penalties & hints recharge quickly. * There's a lot of dialogue, so if you dislike reading or don't care about the story, this will detract, although it's skippable. * You do a lot of suspect interrogation, but its sole purpose is to discover more bits about each case, i.e. what you ask does not affect the outcome in any way -- this, while relaxing, may disappoint some. It is useful for eliminating suspects & figuring out where the plot will go next! Overall, if you enjoy an immersive experience, like being a TV show detective, you should greatly appreciate this game. It's a good length & runs perfectly under Win7 U 64-bit too.