James Patterson Women's Murder Club: Little Black Lies
Best in the Series!
I really enjoyed this game -
it is by far my favorite in this series.
I've grown tired of Hidden Object Games,
and this was sometimes slightly annoying in this game,
but this game is much more than that.
I also grow impatient with games where the puzzles are too difficult, but the puzzles in this game are generally less challenging but still fun.
I do wish the characters were annimated, as in Nancy Drew games, but that is a minor complaint.
Overall, I enjoyed the plot and the character development,
and the sustained mystery,
I also appreciated the Epilogue game.
All in all I would highly r3ecommend this game to any who enjoy adventure games and especially fans of the Patterson books.
November 26, 2011
Engaging story with good hidden-object gameplay
This is the fourth and latest in a series based on characters from the 2007 ABC TV series "Women's Murder Club." The first three games were designed by the great Jane Jensen of early 90s' "Gabriel Knight" fame. But "Little Black Lies" was not the work of Ms. Jensen. It is just as good, however. Graphics are more photo-realistic than earlier games. It has spoken dialogs. You play several characters as in earlier games, all part of a team of female investigators. The staple of this kind of games, the hidden-object scenes, are all well done and should satisfy any fan of the genre. The mini-games are fine too, and they offer a nice variety of activities, from knitting a yarn to using a microscope. Upon finishing the game, don't forget to play the "Epilogue" (more like a prologue), which lets you play a brief scene as yet another character. The game also comes with soundtracks and wallpapers as bonus features. The story in the game is well-told, revolving around 30 years of "secrets and lies" in a small town beset with cult activities, hatred, and jealousy. When the best friend of one of the female investigators dies while visiting the town, the game's afoot to find the murderer.
April 4, 2012
TEAM SOLVING A MURDER
This is the 4th in the series. STORYLINE: The women are investigating a 35-year-old murder because a young crime reporter who was investigating the murder is now dead. GAMEPLAY: You take turns playing the medical examiner, a crime writer and a police officer. There?s a nice mix of HOS, mini-games and puzzles with creative challenges, although the HOS take a backseat (so if you prefer a game with a majority of HOS, this is not it).
There are a variety of locations in Cypress View. Story flows smoothly and effortlessly and it keeps you guessing what?s next. Good VO?s. If there are any negatives, it?s that the puzzle directions are occasionally vague and the lab puzzles for the medical examiner become rather boring. OVERALL: A very nice polished game.
November 8, 2012
Thoroughly enjoyed this game. The graphics are clear and precise. The HO scenes are not too challenging on the eyes. The story is great!
It's a decent length, too. I took my time and took a couple breaks, but I think it was around 5 hours for me.
There is a hint button for the HO scenes, and a skip button for the mini-games.
February 28, 2012
Played after Darker Shade of Grey
I bought this game right after I finished "A darker shade of grey" because I really liked the previous game. I was hoping it was more like the one I just mentioned but, it seemed a bit more hard and the graphics seems to blend in even more. Don't get me wrong! I liked this game-enough to buy another from the series! This is a different kind of game but fun! :) I really enjoyed this! I hope you will too!
March 4, 2012
I like it. The graphics are good. Puzzles are fairly tough. I don't like the voices though, they are very slow. I recommend this game.
April 7, 2012
Good Murder Mystery
This is a challenging game. As in true crime solving, the lead detective has to ask many questions and search everywhere for evidence and clues. There are lot of puzzles - some easy and some difficult. Lots of HO's throughout the game. There is a lot of back-tracking, but with the built-in map it's easy to go where you are needed. The storyline is excellent. There is a lot of dialogue which sometimes I skipped over because I was getting tired of it. For those who like solving crimes, you will enjoy this game. You do have to put your thinking cap on.
October 23, 2013
If you are looking for something different......
I am mostly a large file type of girl but I found this quite interesting. I really liked it. It was different. I wouldn't recommend the previous J.P. titles simply because you have to read everything. This one talks and runs like a "real " investigation would.
June 17, 2013
Good Story Line
I enjoyed the story line the most of this game. It was so refreshing to do a game in modern times. I can't hack another eerily stone castle or mansion. What is with all the negativity of these stories. That's why I enjoyed the modern realism of the James Patterson series. I, like another reviewer, felt that one part of it was gory and sick and unnecessary. Not my idea of fun. but I enjoyed the detective part and the four girls solving the crime. I, too, got stuck with the second mechanical arm.
August 5, 2012
Entertaining but easy game
This is the second WMC game I have played, and it was the last. I found the mystery part of the game entertaining, but the puzzles and HO were not challenging enough. This might be a nice game for beginners.
December 28, 2011