by Gi GAMES; BIGFISH GAMES
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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