Nick Chase: A Detective Story ?
Top notch game all around.
This is a classic film noir private eye story, done with graphic novel-style illustrations. The music helps set the scene but doesn't dominate. There are hidden object scenes and puzzles, but it has a lot of adventure elements, too, and a cohesive story. Most of the puzzles are not terribly difficult, but at least one took me many tries to get trhough (still was fun, though!). The story had a tidy and satisfying ending.
I just finished playing the second in the series, Deadly Diamond, and it was every bit as good as this one, and a stand-alone story, so you don't have to play them in order.
Very fun game and I highly recommend it!
December 19, 2011
I LOVED THIS GAME!!!
I played this game on my iPad and am delighted I did. While there are HOGs, I'm much more excited about the other extremely fun and creative puzzles. Everything fits together nicely. The HOGs and puzzles aren't just there to occupy time, they are an integral part of the story.
The ambience is perfect: if it were a movie it would be in Black and White. The voice over actor who plays Nick Chase is PERFECT! He's hardboiled and straight to the point.
Nick Chase was very early on in my adventure game history and it helped get me hooked. It is near and dear. I look forward to more and I hope that this will come out in Mac format. I'll buy it a second time so I can see it on the big screen.
BTW, I played the sequel first and the order doesn't matter.
July 28, 2012
Best Game To Date
While I have played quite a few "adventure" games, including the newer Nick Chase game, which became my favorite, and led me to this one, which is the best I've played yet. I love the noirish feel of the game; I love the variety of the challenges; I love Nick narrating; and I love the look and sound of the game. I only wish I could play a new "chapter" of it every day.
January 25, 2012
A Fun Game the Plunges the Player into a Past Era
I really enjoyed this game. I was not to sure what to expect when we grabbed this title, but having played through it, I found it quite enjoyable.
The designers did a great job in setting up the surrounding environment to be like what one would see in old black and white detective flicks. And the voice overs were a perfect finishing touch, I think. Even the sketches used as play advanced adds to the charm of the game.
Puzzles are fun, and the whole play systems is relatively easy to use.
If you are looking for a fun title to immerse yourself into a detective story set in the 1930s, give Nick Chase a try!
December 19, 2011
I appreciate that the puzzles were varied and interesing, but the game was disapppointingly short. I felt like it should have been a 3 act play, but it ended after only one act.
September 13, 2012
Mediocre Detective Story
Nick Chase is a pretty good game. I absolutely loved the comic style animation. It was beautifully drawn. That's what really reeled me in. I'll be honest, the storyline is a little mediocre and not very interesting. But what really got me was how the game practically came to a hault at the end. I literally didn't realize it was over until the credits starting coming up; and even then, I was still confused. I even went to the menu afterwards to make sure there weren't more cases in the game to solve; and unfortunately, there weren't. I mean, I was left feeling like 'wow, did I really just pay 9.99 for such a short game?'. I mean, for people who really love comics and detective stories, you'll like this game. But the storyline is lacking, a little uninteresting, comes to a screeching halt at the end and leaves you hanging, all on the account that the game is too short.
June 26, 2012
It was a fun game.
I love the storyline and comic book art that goes along with it. The puzzles weren't too challenging. I like the way the hints are shown. It was a fun game, but not the best I've ever played
December 20, 2012
That's what came to me as I played this game: everything seems perfectly integrated into a cartoonish, film-noir experience. The games looks like an old-fashion detective cartoon, sounds like it, and ultimately feels like it.
Gameplay-wise, while there certainly are plenty of objects to find, the game really is a mix of HO, misc puzzles, and even adventure, as you're being railroaded through the plot.
My biggest complaint? The game is fairly short, by modern standards. I seem to recall finishing it in 3 hours.
July 30, 2012
not for smartphone
I adore big fish games but this wasn't up to the usual standard. On my smartphone, sound is good but picture is slightly blurry. Some puzzles don't have instructions, and the blurry picture makes it difficult to work out what to do. The magnifying glass is often inaccurate. I'll have to abandon the game without finishing.
February 17, 2013