James Patterson Women's Murder Club: A Darker Shade of Grey
Four Murder Club Mysteries, One Review
Are you a little tired of spending your leisure hours wandering through 1001 endless nights of rain and cold and 19th Century items?
WMC takes us on a slick professional and above all modern look at mystery. It incorporates modern detective techniques, modern visuals and realistic crime stories.
The HO scenes and puzzles are all doable, but not too easy. Switching from one character to another is fun too. The only downer is that, playing all three one after the other the forensic lab mini-games became boring. Still, by the third game they'd changed it to another interesting one.
I can see why a bestselling author would be willing to put his name on these games. And if you're a James Patterson fan, watching his characters come to life is a real treat.
December 11, 2011
And now for something COMPLETELY Different...
the Women's Murder Club novels by James Patterson feature a reporter, a police detective and a medical examiner from San Fran--in this game, you play each chapter as a different member of the club! A member of a Southern military academy is found dead on a rocky beach near the Golden Gate--is it murder or an accident? You investigate through HO scenes, interrogations, undercover operations and forensic testing. There are lush HO scenes, moderate to challenging mini puzzles and games as well as a crime to solve! Beyond the crime is the question of what is going on at the military academy? The women, through your game play, get to the bottom of it!
If you like mysteries, enjoy HO games with a twist, like some light adventure/strategy with your HO gaming, then this is a PERFECT game for you. Yes, the 'forensic' testing was a bit of a joke--but other than that, I thought this game looked and played GREAT. Some of the puzzles were not my thing-connecting pipes or such, so I skipped them without penalty.
I never looked for a walk through, but assume there is one out there, should you need it, but even as a casual beginner, this game won't make you frustrated. I thought it was long enough, even though I could have played it longer. I did find this game bundled, so I played the first 3 Murder Club games one after the other, and loved all 3!
So try this game, I think you will like it!
January 21, 2012
Kept Me Entertained
I love this game. It's not really a hidden object game, as there aren't any traditional hidden object scenes. It's a game that's hard to categorize. It sort of has a bunch of mini-games. It tries to make you feel like you're an actual character, so you perform tasks related to solving the case. The story is good, and I was thoroughly engrossed when playing it.
November 12, 2011
Want more Games like this!
I LOVE the HO games that have an actual storyline and gives you some mysteries to solve along the way. I have played all the James Patterson games that are out and enjoy the variety of playing different characters to solve the story. Hidden Object scenes were fun, mini puzzles were a nice challenge, if you dont like them you have the option to skip, graphics are good, and the game is just the right size, not a huge file but big enough. I was able to find another game similar to these, Elizabeth Find, MD. was kinda like these. If anyone knows of any others like these games and have my similar interest please let me know! ;-)
In any case I highly recommend this game, but if your all about ONLY hidden object searches, I would try the one hour free time before buying it.
February 14, 2012
My favourite game of the series so far
Among all games in the series, this is my favorite. The puzzles are addictive, fairly difficult. Graphics are okay, but enough to notice small details. I don't read the books, so I don't know if the game follows through the book. All in all, I recommend this game.
April 7, 2012
Best JPWMC Game
I purchased all four of the JPWMC games and A Darker Shade of Grey is my favorite. Loved the storyline. Loved the puzzles. Pretty lengthy, which is good. I do wish there was voiceover and the animation could've been better. But other than that, this game is awesome. If you like crime-solving mysteries and whodunit mysteries, you'll love this game. I guarantee.
June 26, 2012
Different but, FUN!
I love HO games but, I wanted something a bit different than the norm. I came across this and have bought all three! So far, this was my favorite game. HOWEVER, sometimes the graphics can be really small or blend in almost too well so that you can barely see them, or you need a hint. Otherwise I really enjoyed this game-A LOT! :)
March 4, 2012
Just amazing game, the story is great and the game is just 5+ stars worth
November 19, 2011
this game was 50000x scarier than the ring!
(althoee the ring aint scary at all, hahaha)
anyways, it was soooooo fuuun i played it like a million times!!
worth buying :)
July 19, 2012
It was different. The puzzles were kind of fun but overall it was boring. The dialogue was extremely slow and there was no way to move it on except to skip it. I won't be buying this one.
December 3, 2011