James Patterson's Women's Murder Club: Twice in a Blue Moon
A solid investigative murder mystery
This is the first game from the Women's Murder Club series that I played and I loved how different it is from the usual creepy themed games I normally play. I really liked the investigative nature of the game as a whole, and how you get to play each of the four principal characters in solving the murder. I especially enjoyed the laboratory scenes, as that's what I do in real life, but it's different in that I'm studying evidence for a murder case. The story is very well-developed, as are the characters, and I enjoyed almost everything except for the limited hint system and frequently very small items in the hidden object scenes. This is an older game and reminiscent of the earlier ones in the Mystery Case Files series when unlimited and refillable hints were not yet the norm in casual games. I think the game would have been better had it been an adventure game instead of straight hidden objects. It would have made the gameplay more realistic and fun because you're collecting evidence and the wandering around would have made more sense. But at least there are no penalties for misclicks and the hidden objects were scattered in the scenes and not in junkpiles. The minigames were challenging at times but all are skippable. My favorite is the map game where you narrow down the street locations through the process of elimination. All in all, I had a good time playing my first computer game where it actually felt like I was investigating something for real.
March 30, 2013
My solution to HO's
I finally realized mid way into the game that you just have to use a good magnifyer glass for the HO's.
January 7, 2013
I LOVE IT
this game is my 2nd fav wmc gamee of the whole series, amazing, totally fun. really scary.........
July 19, 2012
A top-notch mystery
I care for interesting storylines, and this game (like the rest of the series) provided a great one. Switching between several viewpoints is also a nice gimmick.
Gameplay-wise, the game is a mix of hidden-object search, adventure-game-like item management, and other misc puzzles meant to simulate the legwork of running a police investigation.
July 12, 2012