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Detective Grimoire

rated 4.37 / 5 stars
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Jul 5, 2007 | 2:58 PM EDT
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A whole host of characters, detailed locations and a fiendish mystery to solve. Can you piece together the clues and discover the truth?

-Dim & Tom



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

The only Phoenix Wright-esque game I've seen on NG

This game was pretty entertaining, the only suggestion I have is to make the eye-to-eye interrogation thing a little harder. The lies were not only really obvious(for the most part), but the flashing light would give it away.

I looked through the Making Of section and wasn't suprised to see Gumshoe mentioned. It was also understandable why the game took five months to make. I got a little chuckle out of the DS Package.

All in all, a good game. Hope to see a sequal.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

So awesome ....

I can't wait for yall to make another- if yall will make another ... PLEASE DO! It'd be awesome! ... mmm. Especially if you kind of made a more complicated way of going about it, but not so much complicated to a point where the person playing it is tearing out their hair in frustration, but have it where they actually have to -think- rather than just randomly click until they find exactly what they need ... either than that I LOVE mystery!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Long Live Adventure Games!

The diologue was a bit weak and the little girl was really an uneeded detail but otherwise this game was really good.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Great game

i really liked the game i've been in a detective type mood lately due to an anime i've been watching called detective conan aka case closed

i'm happy to say i figured the mystery out before detective grimoire did :)

i felt the game was pretty simple because you really didn't need to prove innocence for each person to figure it out but just by clicking everything and checking everything with each suspect it could be known to the player

keep up the good work i'm looking forward to the sequel

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

5 months of work well spent!

I must admit, the replacement of character voices with character sounds (i.e. grunts and laughter) reminded me of Banjo Kazooie.

It was a fun and challenging experience, one that racked my brain til the very end. I actually took notes with this game, as if I was the detective ( complicated, I felt the mystery would be...and it was). Although There was only a slight problem in proving suspects innocent: at times, I felt there was too little proof in their alibis, yet they were still deemed innocent. Or when there was enough info to prove their alibi true, the suspect was still not seen as innocent! Nevertheless, this small blemish does little to distract those that play this game from its cartoonish yet dark and intriguing mystery! Overall, this game is an example of hard works bountiful rewards, which are indeed fruitful in the case of "Detective Grimoire".

And now that you mention it Dim, if this game was on the DS (see last page of "Making Of" section) ...It would definitely be worth buying, at least in my POV.

...And for those that say "It's too hard!", that's the point of a mystery detective game: To challenge players into thinking outside the box, connect clues with the suspects' alibis, and with hard work and perseverence, the facts that were first seen as cloudy become all the more clearer. It's that sense of accomplishment that makes this type of game truly shine.

I look forward to an eventual sequel (I wish I could help, but alas, my hands were made for crushing fools, not drawing. Oh well)!

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