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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

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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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Really, this is something I would expect from SFB

Great job on this guys...

I saw the whole making of the thing and I was quite impressed...

Graphics- Very nice "Run Down"features, I loved how you used lighting to emphasis on different things.

Style- I've always been a fan of "Point and Click" mystery games. I LOVED how you could question the suspects using eye contact and the clues, it adds a whole new level of play.

Sound- I liked the different tracks of music. I mainly liked it because it didn't stand out too much.

Violence- Didn't SEE much, but there was a murder..

Interactivity- Like I said, questioning and eye cntact add a whole new level of play.

Humor- Quite a few funny parts... "So.. you're a detective eh? Where's your hat!?!"

Overall- Its a very very good game. Makes ya think. Very nice lighting and graphics. A great job guys, two thumbs up!

L33t Mnky


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


Actually guys...-shrugs- I didnt find this THAT enjoyable...the random grunts really turned me off to it. I found it a lot like Phoenix Wright and dont get me wrong I LOVE THAT GAME but, idk I can pull myself to play this unless you somehow got rid of the grunting noices...Other than that it was pretty cool...Keep up the good work (Without the grunts XD)

Your Fan


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Perfect ten!

Way to go! It was really fun, I just got so addicted to it that I just kind of well... beat it in one setting. I don't normally do this for any type of game, good job. It reminded me of the Detective Club II game on the super famicom. In fact it reminded me a lot of those type of japan adventure games. I love them! And I loved this! :Thumbs up: :way up!:


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is brilliant!

This is, perhaps, the most entertaining detective-type game I have ever played! You guys really did a superb job creating this!

Graphics: Okay, not exactly state of the art, but the animation was smooth and the style fit the scenario very well. Not the best, but definitely not the worst.
Style: As I said before, the style fit the scenario well.
Sound: A perfect mix of suspenseful tunes!
Violence: Well, we didn't really see anything happen, but there was a bloody murder!
Interactivity: I like how you could interact with nearly everything.
Humor: There was also a bit of humor placed appropriately. I nearly died laughing when... ah, never mind. I won't spoil it for people who haven't played it yet.

So, overall, this is gaming gold. A shining star among flash games.
I can't wait for the sequel! (You ARE making a sequel, right? *looks hopeful*)

-Sakuya Himura