Typically I am not a big fan of Flash games, but after taking a look at Detective Grimoire I wanted to give it a try. I am glad I did. One of the reasons I don’t like Flash games is because visually they just don’t appeal to me. In addition, most of the time they are too short. I was attracted to the visual style of Detective Grimoire, and because it was a point-and-click adventure game I had to check it out.
Detective Grimoire: Secret Of The Swamp, is the sequel to the original game launched in 2007. It is a point-and-click, adventure, puzzle game in which you play as detective Grimoire.
To sum the storyline up, you (Detective Grimoire) have been summoned to investigate the murder of the owner (Richard Remington) of a small tourist attraction located in the middle of a remote swamp. All the clues seem to point to a mysterious swamp creature called Boggy. The tourist attraction is all based off this mythical creature Boggy, and its up to you to prick, prod, and poke your way to solving the murder.
Gameplay is interesting, because unlike a traditional point-and-click adventure this game really isn’t built around complex puzzles. Instead it mixes investigative work with some smaller puzzles. You can definitely tell the game is designed for a touch screen, but works well on the computer. Although I have not tried it on a touch device, I think its safe to say that gameplay would be a little smoother using gestures rather than clicks.
One of the things that I liked about this game was the ability to piece together Detective Grimoire’s thoughts and drill possible suspects with clues. Once you uncover new facts Grimoire will ask himself a new question. To answer you simply drag and drop clue items from the top to the bottom to form an answer. The game does help you along, and you do have your case notes to look at.
Detective Grimoire is a fun casual game that most people would find enjoyable. If you are looking for a casual adventure game that wont take up too much of your time, this is a game for you. One of the advantages this game has is that its available on just about every platform, iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, and Linux. So you can play it on just about anything.