Murder, She Wrote
Fun to play but too easy
This is a truly HOG game. I thought it was quite easy to find all the items but still was fun to play.
August 8, 2012
I loved this game a good HOG and good puzzles, not too stressful but a good play. keep these games coming Congrats Big Fish
April 16, 2012
Murder, She Wrote A Winner.
Like the other reviewers I am a fan of the TV series.
This game is a very close adaptation of the series.
Graphics are good and there is the trademark music at the beginning.
Finding the letters for the typewriter and its ribbon (for a hint) is a novel idea.
HOS is uncluttered and most objects are relatively easy to find. The same scene is repeated several times but the objects are in different places.
Assembling clues (the mini-games consist of jigsaws, matching items, spot the difference etc) is fairly easy.
VO for the characters a good idea since there is a lot of character interaction.
Kept me enthralled for the hour of the demo.
Will have to buy this if I want to find out who the murderer is.
February 15, 2012
AS GOOD AS THE TV SHOW
Completed in 4 hours. 5 cases to solve. Very replayable ? each time you revisit a scene, most objects have been moved, so you have to search even if the search should be for the same objects. HOS are list based with the vowels missing. Find the typewriter keys with the vowels to fill in the spaces. Many objects are quite small, but the layout of the scenes are such that it is still easy to find them. There is a typewriter ribbon hidden in each scene. If you use a hint to find an item and immediately find the typewriter ribbon, the hint instantly recharges. There are also a few silhouette HOS and quite a few (especially in the last case) are finding X number of a specific item.
Puzzles are interesting and do repeat. Some call for logic. The puzzles appear after the HOS searches, in which you find something to analyze or use in the puzzle. Puzzles can be skipped, but add 30 minutes to your playing time. Music is the theme from the TV show. Sound effects are not very realistic ? the water fountain sounds were annoying but tolerable. Two cases were outside of Cabot Cove and it was funny when one of the officers was arresting everyone because of evidence found. Of course, Mrs. F?s logic prevailed, much as it did in the series.
December 10, 2013
fabulous,fun and exciting game
every one should check this game out
November 3, 2012
Murder , She wrote
I like games that I solve the murders by geting all the clues
October 12, 2012
Fun In Maine
This is a very enjoyable game. I agree with everyone else who expressed how much fun it is to begin each scene having to find the vowels. A unique approach, in my experience! The game moves right along, the puzzles are just challenging enough. The length of game play is not over taxing. I didn't look at the clock once!
I must say, though, that I came close to turning down the sound. As a big fan of the television program I was a bit disappointed that the accents were so off. It was evident from word one that these are not the original actors - 'though the sheriff comes closest. Trust me when I say: no one from Maine sounds as if he's from down south!! Everyone is trying a bit too hard. It's distracting to me.
October 4, 2012
An excellent series of games in one package. Can get a bit repetative and some of the picture puzzles are annoying when they dont match up.
October 15, 2012
Be an amateur sleuth?
If you are familiar with Angela Lansbury and the TV series, this game is fun the nostalgia factor alone.
Solve mysteries along with Jessica Fletcher and the towns folk of Cabot Cove, Maine.
Each mystery "book" takes place in several locations, but they are more H0G than adventure where game play is concerned. My one complaint is the format was repetitive. I recommend taking a break from the game between books.
January 26, 2012
Great HOG Game
Ok, so I never watched the show and this is my first time at the game and I really, really liked it. I didn't much care for all the dialogue and the whodunnit stuff but the HOGs (hidden object games) were so much fun.
The HOGs were list items with some interaction. You have to find the typewriter letters (vowels) to fill in the blanks of the words on the item list. Or, leave them blank for an added challenge - lol. Great fun. Also, find the typewritten ribbon - remember it's a very old typewriter - to fill the hint bar up immediately.
The items started out incredibly easy to find but did get progressively harder. Again, another challenge. You went to different locations (revisited several times) to locate items in relation to the conversation that just took place. Well, some of the items anyway. Others just seemed willy-nilly.
I wish I could have played the whole hour but puppy woke up and needed play time while I was trying to have my play time - lol.
Although not a purchase for me - way too much conversation going on - I got bored with it easily, I recommend this for everyone. Great, great fun game.
August 31, 2014