PARANORMAL CRIME INVESTIGATIONS – Brotherhood of the Crescent Snake


Jud’s Game Rating:

Graphics: ****  Player participation (PP) *****  Satisfaction Factor (SF) *****

Frustration Factor (FF)  *     Fair Play (FP) **** Tedium Factor Nil


That was my reaction to the Free Trial Hour.  I also added that I should have checked this out sooner.  I was put off by the promise of dark and gloomy graphics and the macabre nature of the story.  However it was excellent – so I bought it.  I noted that the graphics are atmospheric, but they are also so authentic for the nature of the narrative about death in New Orleans that involves voodoo.  You can see why I hesitated to try it.

The puzzles are good on the whole – I only had to Skip a couple of them.   The crime detection component, clue collection and testing is good fun, interesting, and involving;  and the occult components are an integral part of the gameplay and story.  It was a little frustrating FF due to not knowing where the next HO site would be.  Although the Forensic Case/Lab would give information, it wasn’t always enough – and the Hints were also not very helpful.

I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys crime solving – it’s not quite on a par with the CSI games, but it’s still cool.

(C) Copyright Jud House  16/02/2012

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About judsartwork

I write reviews of Adventure and Hidden Object games that are Crime, Fantasy, SciFi, Renovation, Travel, Quest and/or Mystery by genre. I have a Masters in Writing (2006) and have been writing novels, both crime and fantasy for many years; plus Haiku, verse, and prose both fictional and literary. I am also an artist of modern, Acrylic, textural and hard edge work, underwater, fantasy, expressionist, and Cosmos paintings. I use mixed media (Acrylic, Watercolour, Pastels) in textural Monoprints, finding surprises to expose within each work. Having both an analytical and creative mind has meant that I have strong powers of observation, and the persistence required to follow computer problems through till I solve them. Of course I am not always successful, but am willing to ask for a little help in order to then unlock the main problem myself. My Troubleshooting Blog, 'Problems and Solutions', was the result of my tenacity.
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