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Detective Grimoire

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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 5 / 5 stars


... well, that was simply excellent, and nothing else need be said!

Actually, that's a bald face lie, there's lot's of things that can and should be said:

- The overall quality of the drawings was great and two things in particular being noteworthy: the variety of poses of the characters was pretty impressive (although it's something you may not notice much at first) and the backgrounds were brilliant. Oh, and I particularly liked how "Ricky" looked, his costume made him standout above the rest, really.

- The sounds were, however, a mixed bag. The choice of music was perfect, the "cheery", "the murder scene" and the "haunting" themes (for example) increased the atmosphere of the game by 100%, you really nailed the spot with the music choices, they are quite possibly the best aspect of the game!

However, and I know criticism on such an excellent game is going to sound harsh, the "voices" you used, well, they were a bit irritating. Maybe I'm a bit tired right now, but they annoyed me enough that I skipped quite a bit of the dialogue (quite a bit) because of them! I'd recommend using full dialogue on your next movie or, if that's impossible, something else as a voice (although Egoraptor’s effort was actually good).

- The gameplay was simply superb, with great old-school adventure mixed with the new Phoenix Wright style that's so popular now-a-days. It was really implemented too, considering the (large) limitations of flash! Ron Gilbert would (and should, if he sees this flash) be proud.

- The overall length of the game was also spot on, the clues were well thought out (and there wasn't any "searching around with the mouse" either), the dialogue was interesting and well scripted (the option of skipping it was very welcome too). The mystery itself was a bit easy, but any harder would probably make the game too long, so no complaints there.

What else can I say? The overall attention to details was excellent, the interface to the game was simple to use and, and, above all that I've said, I really, really enjoyed myself playing. Which is more important that anything else. I've now spent over 10 minutes writing this review, just to show my appreciation that this game deserves.

And you guys (and by that I mean all three, Tom, Maddy and especially Dim) really deserve massive cheers, kudos and general accolade for what is a really, really, Really, REALLY good game!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Great! As always...

I have never been disappointed in your games of flashes. This is just another one to add to my favorites. Full of funny dialog, great problem-solving game play, and saving, make this one of the best games on Newgrounds. Just like everything else you guys have made, I'm very impressed. 9/10


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Very nice change of pace!

Finally, some origonality! The style of the game and the music greatly helped set the mood of the game, and the "get the truth" part was a unique game play element, though you could have made it so you had to do it multiple times to get the truth. The story line was well written and every sentence seemed like it belonged there. The only minor complaint I have is that it's a little easy. Not going to complain on the length though, since this is a flash game. Really hope to see more from you!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Truly Amazing

That was completely amazing loved the mysterious feeling of the game and the mini interrogation game. It was worth the wait for this game. The art was amazing and they way you use the hidden clues was amazing. And the murder all that time was ___________. This game is awesome great job .


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Pretty good.

Only took me almost 30 mins to figure it out!

Take that pete. You old man stabbing jerk! >:)

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