Murder, She Wrote 2: Return to Cabot Cove
It was fun enough. I liked the story lines, as cheesy as they may be.
May 5, 2013
I played the one hour demo. The graphics are good, not the dark gothic and graphic I usually go for. However, this game is not that genre, I would put it more towards the graphics in the Dream Day and Love Story series.
Some of the clues are a bit abstract, but use your head and think a bit out of the box, and you'll catch on quickly.
Just make sure you move your mouse over all areas of a scene, sometimes it is important that you do.
Overall, from the one hour demo, I'd give it a seven and a half out of ten. Towards the end of the hour, I was beginning to wonder when the demo time was up, but I did enjoy the scenery and game overall.
April 6, 2013
WAITING FOR MORE MSW MYSTERIES!!!
The storylines in each novel were very good indeed. My only complaint is I would have preferred more animation and vos. The text appearing at the top of the screen could have been spoken and the characters were a little wooden.
HOS - Fairly clear but some very tiny items. Must collect typewriter keys. Repeated scenes.
Inventory - Objects used fairly quickly in other locations.
Hint - Moderate recharge and acts as guide.
Journal - Lists objectives and clues.
Misclick Penalty - None
Puzzles/Mini-Games - Usual fare but there were a few I've never played before.
Jessica Fletcher at her best!!
December 8, 2012
Move over, Causton, Midsomer - Cabot Cove, MN is back in the game!
Review based upon completion of the game.
Jessica Fletcher has been retired in 2003, but she is back for three more cases. Two of them occur in her home town of Cabot Cove, Maine, while the third takes her to Ireland. Anybody familiar with the long running series should feel at home again instantly.
+ Indian Summer beautifully captured
+ a little popup what happened to a closed location
+ the typewriter keys are back!
+ voiceovers very well done (still not the original actors I presume)
+ the three cases have a decent length each
+ items are not put back into HO scenes
+ varied minigames
o only three cases instead of five (but they are longer in general)
o of those only two in Cabot Cove (the game title would suggest all three of them there)
- few character, no lip animations
- not all scenes "voice-overed" (they spared themselves the work for the little repeating comments)
Bottom Line: If you liked the first game and / or the series, definitely get this game!
December 5, 2012
Great for a relaxing evening of fun!
I've enjoyed both Murder, She Wrote games! This one had more challenging puzzles and the HO scenes were less obvious. Characters are a little out dated, but fun to make fun of, sorry! lol
June 24, 2013
Way too short for me!
I'm sorry to say that it was way too short for me. You get through the game in the blink of an eye!
I would've given it 5 stars but the lenght keeps me from doing it. The first Murder she wrote was twice the lenght. If you only want to buy one, the first one is well worth the price. For the second one, I would buy at an extra special price.
May 31, 2013
Great weekend game
The only thing is, it didn't last long enough.
March 12, 2013
Good light hearted game!
I've started to dislike all the dark games coming out! When I sit down to play I like a challenge that isn't on the "dark side." I will be waiting for more games like this one in the future.
February 19, 2013
I love the first installment that I bought this without trying the demo. This game has many improvements from the first one, we can now pick up things and use them, like many other HOG games out there. However, I feel like the game is rather short, for 3 stories and the third one is esp. short. I played it for 1 hour, and that hour included me going back and forth to the kitchen, calling my mom and others. I feel like the third story was rushed and without enough clues. I feel like the Irish accent there is bad, doesn't sound like an Irish to me. The first installment where Jessica was in London, the voice acting is superb. Also I am getting weary of each suspect asking "you can't prove it!" and the like, and what we do is to show them the evidence and they quickly confess. I may be the very few people who think that the first installment is better than this one although of course in terms of gameplay, this one is superior. And one more thing, doesn't Jessica feel cold at all walking in the snowfall wearing just her regular suit? I wish the game developer could be more sensitive and pay more attention to detail. Well, aside from that, I have nothing to complain and hope that they will soon release the third game.
January 22, 2013
Love MSW2 but...
I love this type of game (without the vampires, ghosts, etc.) and bought it immediately without the trial. It has the same type of scenes as in the first MSW (hints from typewriter keys) and is well worth playing. It could use more HO scenes and a map to traverse the areas faster. The biggest down side: worst mini-games I've ever played. Regardless, I'd buy the next one without hesitation.
December 15, 2012