James Patterson Women's Murder Club: Death in Scarlet
It used to be good... 4 years ago
This seems to be the first game in the series, so my main point of critique is not valid. With the series, you know what you get: Three (later four) women, a Detective, a Forensic and a Journalist, solve murders in the San Francisco area; you play all three of them in turn.
+ very decent game duration
+ engaging, not run-of-the-mill storyline
+ math and logic puzzles
o items are put back in HO scenes, which you will solve over and over again
- it seems that they recycled a LOT of stuff for later games, it feels like I saw most main rooms again
- the same minigames (sort chemicals, microfiche) over and over and over and over again
- minuscule items, sometimes in dark rooms
Bottom Line: It might have been good in 2008, but 4 years later you can say that it hasn't aged well.
November 1, 2012
my least fav women's murder club but top 10 games i've ever played, which is over 500 games
July 19, 2012
I really like this game! The characters are familiar and fun to follow throughout the story. It ends rather abruptly but what can you do?
February 21, 2012
Great game for WMC fans!
I decided to play this game because I am a big fan of the Women's Murder Club novels. However, while I don't think that the storyline was written by James Patterson himself, the characters do carry some of the same characteristics that he created. I did enjoy the story and found myself trying to figure out the killer throughout the game. I did figure it out during the final investigation, though.
As far as game play is concerned, it was a fun game but full of frustrating hidden object scenes. Many of the items to be found were very tiny, and I did have to use the hint button many times. I did enjoy playing as each of the three main characters. The story told between each investigation was portrayed in comic book style. The length of the game was a decent length, but I did get through it within a day's time.
This is truly a casual game. There is nothing intense jumping out at you, no constant back and forth between scenes, and you're not looking for objects strewn about the scenes. All inventory items are found during each HOS. Many of the mini games are pretty easy to solve, except in the medical examiner's office. Each time you visit the forensics lab, you have to put the chemicals in order and that requires a bit of logic. It's not too difficult, but it's not extremely easy either.
What continues to make this a true casual game is that there are no click penalties or timed scenes. You can stay in the same location for as long as it takes you so you're not in any hurry to finish.
Personally, I love adventure games and absolutely abhor straight HOGs. However, this game was a nice change of pace because there were enough HOS and mini games to make this game enjoyable.
All in all, I would recommend this game to those who enjoy a great mystery, James Patterson Fans, and fans of the Women's Murder Club novels. I would also recommend this game to those who like to take their time with a decent game.
March 30, 2013
You are the detective!
This game is very interactive. You are the main detective on the hunt to solve the mystery. Duh... haha, I don't wanna spoil the storyline, but enjoy!
December 30, 2012
I really enjoyed this game. Wonderful scenery and music. Enjoyed playing each person.
December 2, 2012