For me, a story based game is successful when my memories of playing it have blended into its world. When I think back to playing this game, my past self isn't sitting on the toilet tapping an android tablet - he's in a police station tapping away at the keyboard of a dusty old computer.
Unique but confusing When I finished the game I had no idea I was done or that what I had figured out was true or not. The one thing that could improve this would be to include some sort of reward or accomplishment for completing the story.......that way you know you are done and there is an actual tangible payoff for playing it.
It's not really a game, more like a cut up movie where you hunt for the parts. The story itself isn't too interesting.
Navigate through old archived interview clips to find whodunnit in this detective game. All the clips are transcribed and can be searched using certain keywords. You can find clues to your next keyword by watching the clips themselves. One clip gives you clues to the next keyword that leads you to the next clip and so on. It was a fascinating experience piecing together this story little by little. I admit I did have to YouTube to understand the entire story, but it's only because I didn't want to put the effort into arranging the story in my head in chronology.
I was left feeling a little disappointed by this. The idea behind it is great and I've never seen anything similar to it before. However I felt that there should be more gameplay involved as basically it's just like watching a film buy you have picked up the pieces off the cutting room floor and are piecing the parts back together. Maybe having access to autopsy reports, eye witnesses testimonies, evidence files etc would have been an idea but just to watch the interviews made it a little boring and left me feeling like I hadn't really had any part to play
It was a horrible experience.... didn't expect it to be like this and took my money I don't see a refund button
Version 10 - Fixes bug where database window disappears after completion
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