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Detective Grimoire

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Detective Grimoire has been called to investigate a murder. The owner of a small tourist attraction, found deep within the heart of the marshes, seemingly killed by the very mythical creature his attraction is based around... Explore the surrounding area, inspect the scene of the crime, grill the suspects, solve puzzles, search for clues and uncover the secret of the swamp! Features A mixture of investigating and puzzle gameplay, designed with mouse/touch in mind Assemble Grimoire's thoughts to reach conclusions about the case A fully voiced and animated cast of characters to interrogate Beautiful digitally painted environments to explore Award nominated original orchestral soundtrack
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Game Discussion

Review by Anonymous
Review from Steam

Detective Grimoire is a short-and-sweet point-and-click detective game where you play as the titular character as he investigates a murder in a remote swamp-based tourist attraction. The game unfolds through investigating the scenes, completing simple puzzles and talking to the people who live and work in the swamp.
+Great art that holds up even 8 years on due to its style, reminiscent of Double Fine games, particularly Psychonauts
+Great character design (with the exception of Grimoire himself, who is quite the ugly looking character imo) and the characters are interesting to talk to
+Great voice acting (with the exception of the Little Girl, who seems to be the only character who's lines weren't recorded in a booth)
+Compelling mystery and great location
-The puzzles are so simple that they may as well have not been included
It goes on sale for just over a dollar these days, so if you're interested in detective point-and-click games I'd say it's well worth picking up.
Kemo's Corner.

Review from Steam

I actually played the sequel to this, Tangle Tower, before I knew this one existed, and I similarly found it very enjoyable. Detective Grimoire is a bit shorter than Tangle Tower, and a bit less of a challenge, but still good fun, with amusing characters & dialogue, and I enjoyed unravelling the mystery.
I hope there will be more games in this series to come!

Review from Steam

Short and sweet, Point & Click Adventure, that is fully narated, which in my opinion is a huge plus as they are useally a lot of reading. If you're used to the style of game it's straight forward and the story makes sense, with a just the right size island area to explore. It's quirky enough that it's sweet and not to much.
It's a short game and even making sure I clicked absolutely every single combo of everything to get all possible dialog options it only to 2.5 hours. Nice play for a relaxing afternoon.

Review from Steam

Detective Grimoire is a very beautiful game. I really liked especially how the game supports the player to capture clues and notes and have them handy so the player can better focus on finding the culprit. Some puzzles are nice additions to the regular gameplay and I'd love to see more of them in the sequel.
Overall I definitely recommed the game but please note that the game is quite short and maybe a bit too simple: I've completed the game with all achievements in about 3 hours. When you're looking for a nice detective adventure game to play on one evening that's the one.
Best option to put it on your wishlist and purchase when on sale. I purchased it for about 1 EUR and I'm super happy about what I got for it!

Review from Steam

7/10

Review from Steam

I played this game because I really Liked tangle towers, this is the first game it still features Grimoire and sally although they look a little different. The game is pretty short, the animation is great the voice acting and music. The puzzles are relatively easy and the steam achievements are pretty easily gotten. I recommend this game if you like detective games and point and click games.

Review from Steam

A work of art in the shape of a point and click game..
First of all, we have an incredible mystery game that catches you about a police investigation of a murder. It sounds so simple that you might think it's just another detective game. In fact, yes, it's just a game about it lol, but the design, the story, how the plot unfolds throughout the game, the characters, the voices or the dialogue, it just hits you differently, it all links and fits perfectly. Also, we have to highlight about the dynamics of the game just how it works there are no difficult or inconsistent puzzles. What's more, we're talking about a short game but one that's enjoyed throughout the 3 or 4 hours that you dedicate to it while you have to solve the mystery by going through some clues.
🔍 I highly recommend buying the game and playing it with the original voices without dubbing. You won't be disappointed, and if you see it on sale don't think twice, buy it cause it's like getting gold for the price of a rock. It's like everything fits perfectly into the game (soundtrack, voices, characters, graphics, gameplay). 🔍

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