Art of Murder: Cards of Destiny
Another Art of Murder Hit
Art of Murder Investigations are never simple but always enthralling. This installment is no exception to the rule. The storyline is, again like always in the series, quite gripping and realistic.
What I like in those investigations is not solely the investigation per se, that you conduct virtually as you would conduct one in real life, but also the logic behind everything little thing.
I also like them because they never babysit you, they never lead you by the hand and tell you "You need to go there". No. You are alone with your intelligence, your wits, your logic.
I like visiting locations in any order and thinking deeply about what I need to do next, about how I am to use this or that object.
I also like the absence of these sempiternal HO Scenes in which you are tasked with finding artichokes, rubber ducks, umbrellas and other useless nonsense of like kind.
In Cards of Destiny, the graphics are superb, the atmosphere gloomy, the tasks numerous, the locales to explore in good number and diversified, and the puzzles original and challenging. The high quality of the voice-overs and soundtrack turn this investigation into a truly immersive one.
Yes, I am a fan of Nicole, as I am a fan of Nancy [Drew] and an adept of Large Files. And no, I am not exaggerating when I assert that the Art of Murder Series is top-notch and worth playing.
Note: I didn't see any bugs or glitches.
January 2, 2012
Best Art of Murder yet!
I loved the first 2 'proper' AOM games although some of the timed sequences were very frustrating and some of the dialogue repetitive and irritating. I was thoroughly disappointed with the 2 hidden object versions but th is game rates in one of my top 10 all time favourite games. The challenges appeared to be easier than previous - which suited me fine. The storyline was great, graphics great and the length of the game was far longer than many I have played. This is definitely my kind of game - interesting and challenging point and click adventure without being so difficult that I have to give up. 9.5 out of 10 in my personal favourites!
May 22, 2012
One Of The Most Exciting Games BIG FISH has ever offered!
This brilliant effort by City Interactive is a real gray matter flattener!
The game has Nicole Bonnet, an FBI Investigator Par Excellence, on the trail of a brutal serial killer who likes to leave calling cards in the form of playing cards, and who is quite ingenious in his methodology. His traps and puzzles are among the most sophisticated I have encountered among the large file games, and the thrills and chills stay with you right up to the surprise ending.
From walking on poles across alligator-infested swamp waters in Louisiana, to bombs going off in New York City, to rigged up lighthouses in Maine, and a partner she can't trust, Nicole must keep going amid peril after peril to find this fiendish killer. There are puzzles of the most intricate nature in the police laboratory, where even one iota of evidence may not be overlooked, and there are further puzzlements that will almost fry your brain! So, if you want non-stop thrills and chills as you solve terrible murders, this game is for YOU!
Really, this has to be one of the most exciting games I have ever played anywhere! THANX, BIG FISH!
October 27, 2012
Again a perfect Art of Murder game!
This is the 3rd Art of Murder game I bought and just finnished playing. I could not stop. I played it for hours!
I realy hope there is going to be a new one!
ABSOLUTE FANTASTIC. No HOS! Just think like a detective!
May 22, 2012
I love this game!
I liked the game for excellent story line, sound quality at the ending was a little rough you could not really hear them talking over the music. I purchased all of the Art of Murder and enjoy replaying them, looking forward to the rest.
April 13, 2012
Fun Hidden Object Game!
Really well hidden objects and a really fun game!!!!!!!!!!!
July 23, 2012
The HOG of the AOM Series--All Gaming Excellence!
You gotta love sassy, brave and beautiful Agent Nicole Bonnet in this Hidden Object/Adventure Murder Mystery sequel. May be a good intro for hog players who really like adventure games combined with hidden object scenes in their gaming experience. This is the game to try and then, maybe, try the other Art of Murder Adventure Games in this series. Yes, the AOM series can be quite challenging. I definitely suggest Gamers try it and follow the Walkthroughs when needed or from start to finish--they are all that awesome to play! Graphics are stunning and the story lines are intriguing and immersive.
Purchased all AOM Mystery Murder sequels:
AOM: FBI Confidential,
AOM: Hunt for the Puppeteer
Enjoy! -Mama Mia-
December 27, 2012
Excellent Adventure Game
Now, maybe I'm biased, but I'm a big fan of the older style point and click adventure games. "Art of Murder: Cards of Destiny" didn't fail to disappoint me at all. With an interesting storyline and many places to explore, this was only made better by the sound quality/voices that were added. I did find some of the repetitive lines you get when you click on the same thing over and over annoying, but they weren't overly so.
Although I did enjoy the puzzles, and for the most part had no trouble with them, there were several which were much more challenging, requiring a lot more time spent. However, as walkthroughs are available for the game, they aren't impossible to get past.
I didn't notice many bugs while playing the game, which was a big relief. My game did get stuck loading a couple of scenes on occasion, but I was able to fix them by minimizing the game, and then re-entering it.
Overall, I was very impressed.
November 21, 2011
Cards of Destiny
Great game, I think this one is the one out the others that I enjoyed more can't wait for the next one.
Graphics where great and in detail, some of the challenges were very interesting to work out, if you love point and click games, you WILL enjoy this one.
February 14, 2012
This is a very good game overall for those who like large adventures like this. Well done, Quality is good and its quite entertaining, though its got some weird quirks. The reason for only four stars is I hit a couple glitches, the voice acting is sometimes laughable, and the general feel you get is that its a very good game, but not really an outstanding one. Too many little things drag it down, but if you're not nitpicky then its a great buy.
May 26, 2013