FOLLOW THE CLUES
This is one of the most unique games I've ever played. Basically, you need to answer the questions of who killed whom, what room the murder was committed in, what weapon was used, how the body was disposed of, what was the motive and what evidence, if any, did the killer leave. While you help Inspector Parker investigate and as he trains you, you are promoted through 4 levels of police titles.
I played the entire game on the easiest setting but it really wasn't that easy. If you only play the free hour, you will not really get a good feel for how complex this game can be. For the free play hour, the only murder victim is Aunt Agatha, but that changes as you get further into the game. By the end of the game, you will end up with 36 rooms, each of which contain a variety of people, evidence, motive, weapon, method of disposal and extra evidence. Using the 20-30 clues provided, you must answer the 7 questions concerning the murder. You can only make X number of errors or you have to start over solving the murder. If you have to start over, all the options are shuffled, so you are not replaying the same game as before. By the time I got to the end of the game, where only one error was allowed, I had to replay one murder 3 times before I got it solved without making more than one error.
With all the possible combinations of items as well as the ability to select the hardness level, this game is very complex. It is a game that you can never finish due to the endless possible combinations available. The level of difficulty increases within each game in addition to the increasing difficulty levels you can choose each time you play.
This is a great game that requires you to use logic in applying the clues to solve the murder. A great exercise for the brain that should appeal to all levels of players.
August 6, 2014
There are only two games like this here at BF. I really wish there were more like this. I would buy everyone you could make. I am a logic problem fanatic. THIS IS AS GOOD AS IT GETS!!!
Please make more games like this!.
If you like logic problems, you need to try then buy this game. It's a rare find!!!
June 25, 2014
A Classic Game
I first played this game about 3 years ago and still love playing it. Here are my thoughts on the game:
The classic feeling of all the Parker games
It had profiles of all the possible victims and murderers
The game tricked you sometimes
There was no limit on how many hints you could use
Had 2 modes- puzzle and timed
You could play a level whenever you wanted by choosing 'Play a Level'
There were a few too many objects towards the end
Seemed to be the same killer all the time- it was never Ophelia and it was rarely Harriet
Some of the later levels were easier than the levels beforehand which was just weird.
Overall, this game will entertain you, even years after you finish it. It's definitely worth buying.
May 19, 2012
Games come and go. This game, however, still remains a classic.
November 25, 2011
Great classic game
I really love this game. It plays and feels like a great classic detective game where you need to discover the murderer, motive, weapon, etc in a series of steps of logical deduction, by eliminating other possibilities. You rise through the police ranks as you solve murders and they do get more taxing on your brain with more things to find as you progress. There are two modes, timed and relaxed which is great. For those of you who want to work those rusty grey cells, this is the one.
November 7, 2014
So this is just not fun
There is no There, There. Thought this game would be like clue, but sadly NO. Graphics?-on my high end computer are very poor. Did not look at how old game is. Played tutorial for about 5 mins and that was enough for me. Children might like this game though. Teens and Adults - NO Way
May 24, 2014
Needs to be updated!
I loved the online version of this game so I bought this, however, the online version lets you deduct suspects holding the CTRL key... this version does not and it is incredibly frustrating when you are used to having it. I would think something I bought would have the same functionality as an online game....
April 24, 2013