It's a game of Majhong and I've been really into the game since I played it years ago on my Gameboy. But here, contrary to many other games, tiles are used to collect clues about a crime, the suspects, etc.. The scenarii are always different and like the game Criminal Cases on Facebook, with these clues, it's up to you to arrest the right people.
The soundtrack is good, the gameplay is good, the graphics are decent and the game is right balanced. But why do you sense that I will bring a problem?
Well, you have minigames with it. A sort of Dr. Mario clone to check DNA, a pursuit, interrogations that are matching pairs... And it's these minigames that are a weak link:
- The Dr. Mario clone is controlled by the arrows and not the mouse. I had an hard time to adjust.
- The pursuit, while easy, is at least bugged. One tile stayed, I saw the suspect's car pass through the police one and disappear of my screen on the left while the police kept going to the right. I had to stop the pursuit because I was kinda stuck in limbo
And I still didn't understand the paper tile. I never saw anything going with the press for example. However, the clues are really hepful: you can clear people from a crime easily, even when you have 4 perpetrators (the hair color or the blood type are what you're searching the most). My only downside in that matter is the fact that weight and height aren't in my metric system, which means that I can't say if the suspect is of "average, short, light" etc.. So, unless you're familiar with both systems, you can kiss goodbye to these clues.
I'm enjoying it so far. However, given the fact that the game is nearly reaching the 10 years old mark, keep in mind that maybe, you'll have a problem to play this game (in other words, resolution).
Oh and it works under Windows 8.1 :).