Nick Chase: A Detective Story HD
By Big Fish Games, Inc
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"...if you enjoy mystery games, this is the best I have seen on the iPhone."
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"This game packs solid gameplay"
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Nick Chase, a hard-boiled Private Investigator, is in need of a job. Lucky for him, one arrives from a man known only as The Collector. In this enhanced version exclusive to the iPad, solve a variety of puzzles and find hidden clues to uncover the mystery behind the missing manuscript penned by Leonardo Da Vinci. Explore gorgeous hand drawn scenes with a gritty film noir style in this one of a kind Adventure game where everyone is a suspect!
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What's New in Version 1.1
Minor bug fixes.
Best part is the voice-overs
I love the voice-overs and the noir comic book style. Some of the puzzles are fun and intuitive, while others (like creating the distillation device) leave you clueless and you have to google a walk through to figure out what to do... I keep collecting bullets for hints but the hints are only available for the easy parts like for hidden objects, but not for the hard parts where you have no idea what you're supposed to do. Same with the magnifying glass. Basically you just have to click on everything until you randomly find something that lets you know what to do next. Luckily there is no penalty for over clicking.
The great voice-overs and noir feel make it worth it though. I read the second version doesn't have voice-overs so I definitely will not be purchasing that...
No hand holding
The game has a solid story and the puzzles were not too easy, not too hard, but you do need to figure out what needs to be done... You are a detective after all. There is a "task" button that will give you an idea what to do, but this game will not hold your hand and take you through the puzzle. The hints are plentiful if you need them, and Big Fish Games forum is great for tips and walkthroughs. This game is well worth the price and will take you a couple of hours to complete. If you notice, a lot of the negative reviews have to do with not knowing what to do. For me, that is half the fun. The HOG are not hateful, some puzzles are familiar, a couple are new, the noir vibe was cool and game appropriate.
I LOVE this game. It's more of an adventure/puzzle game than a hidden object game. The art style, the music, the voice acting all lend towards a really great atmosphere... it's escapist entertainment at it's finest. If you are into noir detective fiction BUY THIS GAME! Don't let the complaints about difficulty scare you away... There is a "task" button in the bottom left that folks seem to be missing that will always tell you what your current goal is. Only a couple puzzles are really tricky and you can always consult a walkthrough in your weaker moments. ;) It is a bit short, but still great. I hope a sequel is in the works.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Nov 25, 2010
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 138 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Big Fish Games, Inc
- © Big Fish Games, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.