A nice investigation "point & click" game with high quality voice acting behind it and very detail animations, with a very unique style that reminds of Professor Layton, Zelda Windwaker, and old-style cartoons of the 50s. If anything, the game lacks depth and it's rather too short, and the final part of the game is very disappointing since it does everything for you.
Worth a check, considering the low price point.
Detective Grimoire is technically the second game of the series, with the first being released as a free flash game on their site (which is still pretty good in my opinion! Give it a check!). However, with this game they did a HUGE leap of quality, adding a ton of stuff that the original game didn't have, such as voice acting (A LOT of voice acting) better animation, different art style and more complex puzzles (but not as complex as they should be really).
Initially released for portables such as iPads and what not, I was anticipating this game for a long time, as I loved the original DG for being quite interesting, and the character is actually very likeable and very funny; what we have here is basically a port that didn't suffer from it and still maintains its core mechanics, such as the "theory-maker" thingie.
If anything, the resolution cannot be changed, and the volume is at max by default: little nitpicks, so nothing to worry about.
The game itself is splendidly made: dialogues are fun to follow and don't drag too much, as they flow very fast and I rarely skipped the dialogues, since they were very interesting and very funny (especially Grimoire: he really tells a lot of stupid things. Oh, and they made the hat joke again!). The puzzles are ok, but just too easy to follow: the real challenge at times is the Theory-making part, since at times you'll put the wrong statement...but at the same time, it's a lot of fun to mess up those, making him say the dumbest thing ever. The game is fluid and has also animated cutscenes as well, and the characters are...okay, for the most part.
However, there are some issues in my opinion: for one, the story is good, but the last part is a joke: you do nothing at all when you catch the culprit, and that's a huge disappointment considering that the first game, a flash game, had a far more complicated part where you EVEN have to guess who did it. In here, he picks it up for you.
The game is also too easy: you really can't fail anything at all, and as soon as you get your clues you can just spam them to the suspects and see their reaction...and Grimoire even tells you "when it's time to go". They also gave you the possibility to see if something is suspect or not on a culprit, but it's completely useless and serves no purpose: it's just there for letting you check your progress to catch the culprit. And let's face it, you'll guess who it is pretty soon.
I honestly hoped the game to be more intriguing: the art is amazing and the game is very fun, but the story behind is disappointing and lacks to be intriguing, which is a huge problem for me.
Still, I do recommend this game, because it's always good to have nice adventure games and the game is still VERY well done.
Avoid it if you don't care about investigation, reading, or point and click adventures in general.