Special Enquiry Detail: The Hand That Feeds
Like watching Law & Order
HO game that lets your play detective. Fun minigames keep the theme going. Only negative is some of the hidden objects were really small and hard to see, but that's what the hint is for.
March 28, 2012
Like a good crime novel or TV show.
My review is based on the whole game. I have played it through first in Story mode and then in Find All mode.
I really enjoyed this game, so much that I searched hard for a sequel - but no luck. Now they have just released a second installment, so I'm definatly getting that.
The theme is classic. Two cops in a newly started department for sensitive cases. They (of course) have a very different approach to being a cop, and have to learn to work together. There is a lot of story to this game, which I love. Most of it is written, but some is done with voiceover. The cutscenes are drawn and fit really well with the atmosphere, The "theme music" is amazing, a woman singing mournfully, but it can become a bit monotonous over time. Luckily they change the soundtrack after a few minuttes, so you don't go nuts. It's on a loop.
The HOS are really nice and very varied. From luxury apartments to darkest slum. I don't think I've ever seen such dirty places, but I guess they could exist i New York :-)
People who find that there are too many HOS should remember that this IS a HOG, not adventure, and should have gotten another game.
Yes, there are some hard to find objects, but if it gets too frustrating there is a hint that recharges. I personally like the challenge, but must admit I used some hints in this game.
All in all a great game. Not in the topmost league, therefore only four stars in overall, but really great none the less.
May 12, 2012
This is an older game, but one I enjoy. I just replayed it and realized how much I really liked it. You play 2 detectives (one male, one female) investigating a murder. You must find evidence, interrogate suspects and find out who did it. It's a fairly linear game. You aren't allowed to roam around. The only drawback to this installment, for me at least, is that it is HOG heavy. Many small HO in each scene. However, they were easy to find and get done with and move on with the story. There are 2 modes of play... story, or find all the objects. I think they could improve on this game a lot by making it more of an adventure type game without so many HOS. However, it is an enjoyable 5 hour game.
February 13, 2014
Good Detective Story
Liked the murder mystery story. Good graphics, sound.
May 27, 2013
ok heres the whole game...scene, hog..scene, hog..scene..ok you get the picture...just dont get the game...
b-o-r-i-n-g..(but i never tell anyone not to try for themselves, sooo...)
April 8, 2012