Art of Murder: Hunt for the Puppeteer
A Pleasant Surprise!
I really didnt expect to like this game as much as I did. A nice long adventure game that had a great story line. She never stayed in one location for too long which kept it interesting. The only thing that I wish would have been different is, some of the scenes/points for prospective where kept at a distance. Other than that it was great.
December 3, 2014
Different, Difficult, and Fun!
Definitely play the trial version first because this game is really different. You can see your character, an FBI agent, and make her move through the scenes. Other reviewers called it a 'third person point of view' game. The game play felt a little cumbersome at first, but I got used to it and really enjoyed the game. One thing worth noting regarding the trial version is that you can accomplish all of the tasks in the scene in under the given hour, but you are not allowed to progress to the next scene in the game. No big deal, but I wish I'd known that when I played the trial version because I thought I'd missed something.
You definitely get your money's worth with this game! I played it for about 2 weeks. It is VERY hard. Usually, I pride myself in not using strategy guides, but this game required super human MacGyver-type knowledge in order to make useful gadgets, from seemingly unrelated inventory items, to solve problems. And there are no hints. So I got the strategy guide from a link on the Big Fish forum and had to refer to it 4 or 5 times.
If you enjoy the trial, I would definitely recommend buying the game because the game got better as it progressed and you get more familiar with the types of solutions the game requires. I also got better at recognizing when I was clueless on what sort of gadget was required for a task or how to make one from my inventory items. In one instance, after I used the strategy guide to make a gadget that solved the problem, I still had no idea why the thing worked. Knowing when to use the strategy guide in this game is a useful strategy. :-)
Lastly, this game was fairly creepy because the murders were gruesome. However, the story, graphics, sound, cut scenes, atmosphere, were all excellent and the FBI agent was sassy and smart--really liked that. Great game!
2 FYIs: You can use your Escape button to skip the 2 introductions.
Double-clicking your mouse makes the character run.
April 8, 2014
Not as good as Cards of Destiny
Some of the solutions in this game are real logic leaps. Kind of random and not as thought out as the other A of M games. And I couldn't believe they even had a shuffle board puzzle - like the kind you get in hidden object games! For shame! Just okay.
April 6, 2012
Most maddening game ever
I wanted to like this game, but the game play is counter intuitive. I couldn't figure out how to do anything without accessing the walkthrough. Plus the introduction goes on forever, and I can't just click through it.
October 13, 2012