Nick Chase and the Deadly Diamond
As good as it gets!
Both Nick Chase episodes have been top notch games. They are old classic private eye stories (think Humphrey Bogart film noir) with wonderful graphic novel style illustrations.
The music is appropriate to the scene, yet unobtrusive.
There is a nice balance between adventure elements (I'm an old adventure gamer), puzzles, and hidden object scenes. There is a definite story line, not just a series of puzzles or HOS. No spoken dialog, but the text is easy to read and well-written #no poor translations or typos that I noticed).
As with the first episode, this one is a story unto itself--that is, you don't need to play them in order to know what's going on, and there is a nice, tidy ending with no cliffhangers. I can't wait for the next one!
December 19, 2011
As Good as the Original
I actually played this game before the original Nick Chase (very early in my gaming life).
I played this on an iPad and will buy it again if it ever comes out in Mac format. This game is special and not just cuz it got me hooked on adventure/puzzle/HOG games, but because it's like watching a old film noir movie. Exceptional story line the pushed forward with excellent puzzles and HOGs. I just wish it were longer.
You'll love the story, the acting (the guy who does the voice over for Nick Chase should win awards), the feeling created by the artists. I can't praise this enough and I urge you to enjoy it as well. This is money wisely spend,
July 28, 2012
I love how they made it like a comic book for the cut scenes Sometimes it was hard to find some of the objects in darker scenes. I really liked the level of challenge. The puzzles were very fun and weren't too easy.
I love playing as Nick Chase as he fights to outwit his unknown enemy. Overall a good game. I recommend it.
August 26, 2013
Loved the comic book feel. The HO scenes were pretty easy, but I again liked the graphic novel look. Some of the puzzles were tricky just because you had to really scour the scene carefully to find all the parts/places to interact with. Some of the puzzles were a little different than the usual, but most were much like other games but with a twist graphically. The story was good and made sense. Very enjoyable game.
December 28, 2011
My review is based on the trial, only because I was afraid that there wasnt enough game left to validate a purchase. Im on bed rest and have spent enough $ on BFG but will definately be looking for this one in the Daily Deals.
It was a fun comic gumshoe adventure game with just the right amount of HOS and puzzles. Nothing to challenging or original but fun just the same.
I didnt think I would enjoy it with the comic graphics but that added to the fun laid back feel.
Its definitely worth a look at.
July 5, 2012
DECENT BUT FRUSTRATING
I sincerely apologize. Perhaps I am harder to please than I thought. As a general rule, this game was adequate. The nice parts involved the ability to gain hint points relatively easy and skip puzzles. The graphics were quite dark in some spots and not the clearest, making it harder to find some things. Yet the scenes with the HO's themselves were relatively clear and easy. In short, the general scenes which led to the HO scenes were difficult to see. Personally speaking, I would not really waste my $. I am glad it was given to me as a gift. Don't let me stop you from trying this. Some may find this fun - others may find it most frustrating. All I can say is give it a try - you should get a pretty good idea of whether you'll enjoy it or not.
March 13, 2012
Well, not exactly my cup of tea...
While there was a wide selection of games and some very easy HOS's, I really didn't care for the comic book format. The game was not challenging to me and the story did not flow smoothly and did not pique my interest. I finally just got bored and stopped. It seems more like it was written for a young teen than for an adult.
Since we don't all have the same taste, I would recommend trying the free hour before buying this one.
May 28, 2012