James Patterson Women's Murder Club: A Darker Shade of Grey
No clutter fast and great plot
After playing many many HOGs this is something that I can recommend to beginners and advanced players alike. This is more like a clue and FROG game than a HOG. Cut screens are well done comic book style stills w/o VO.
Fast moving game, no clutter to rummage through finding useless unrelated items like in many HOG games.
I have read many James Petterson books and this story line is as good as his books.
Music blends into the game well.
There are several mini games that is different from the usual pipe,lock and other frequent puzzles. Some are even informative.
You get hints added as you go along chapter by chapter but honestly, you do not much need them.
December 4, 2012
James Patterson WMC: A Darker Shade of Grey
Want to play like a real detective? then I think this game fits. You collect evidence, question the suspects, investigate and protect witness like a real police. This is one game you should not miss, with lots of interesting twist and great graphic (although I kinda dislike the between scenes, they are very slow and kind of disproportional), still they're nothing compared to the great game presented. Well done!
June 9, 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
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
Another great case to solve, but a bit of a drawback from "Death in Scarlet"
This game was almost just as great as "Death in Scarlet", but the gameplay was less interesting as well as the game itself. A few hidden objects scenes wouldn't have hurt, definitely.
The storyline is better than that of the previous game, no doubt about it. Some shady business is going on in a military academy and no one seems to speak the truth so it's up for our "women" to find out what it's all about.
The characters are more interesting and more sinister, too. The graphics, as always, are very beautiful.
The music, in this game, turned out to be a little annoying for me, after a while.
I didn't particularly liked the cutscenes. They all looked like they had been drawn by different artists, each one of them. In some, the art was beautiful, but in others it wasn't.
I think that the lack of hidden objects scenes in this game made it less fun. You had a lot of locations to visit, but you could never take in the sights since sometimes all you had to do there was pick up an object or find some clues.
Overall, it wasn't as great as "Death in Scarlet", but, make no mistake, since it's "Women's Murder Club" I loved it, too!
The storyline and the interesting characters are the best this game has to offer, really.
May 18, 2013
The best WMC game so far
This one is the best of the Women's Murder Club games I've played so far. The storyline carries this game above the rest for me. I really felt for the victims and there are some thrills to be had.
The cut-scenes were a bit slow at times, but the HO puzzles were better than in the other games.
January 17, 2013
This was the first WMC I've tried and maybe didn't choose the right one as starters. Also, it's gotta be tough to try and capture the genius of a James Patterson novel through a condensed pc game.
Maybe will try a different WMC game in the future as I lost interest in this one quickly.
Enjoy! -Mama Mia-
September 6, 2012
It was okay, but...
The premise of the game was okay but some of the mechanics of the game were tedious. Some of the mini-games were repeated. The cut-scenes were slow and there was no way to "click through" them. Your only options were to sit through them entirely (snore) or exit them completely. In the hidden object games, the items were sometimes so miniscule that I simply couldn't see them. Overall... it was "meeeh".
July 20, 2012
Less than challenging
I seem to be in the minority for this one but I found it boring. All I seemed to have to do was follow the explicit instructions to complete the puzzles. There was little to no brain work involved. If you didn't know what to do, then simply clicking on everything would solve it for you. Sorry but not a fan, the others in the series were better.
March 26, 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