Short version: 85%
An incredibly short crime adventure game with casual difficulty, excellent narrative, and top-notch voice-acting. It may be closer of being a Flash cartoon, but it’s a really excellent one at that.
Detective Grimoire is the sequel of a 2007 freeware Flash game under the same name (but different content), made originally for tablets (the game even asks you to “tap” with the mouse all the time).
Strictly speaking it falls under the point ‘n’ click adventure genre, but in reality it’s more of an interactive adventure cartoon with a roughly two hour run time as it offers no actual difficulty.
But it’s all inconsequential, since Detective Grimoire is a wonderful all-age murder mystery with a good plot, memorable characters, entertaining dialogues and excellent voice actors. Although the swamp setting and environmentalist messages can get a little overbearing sometimes.
As a detective story it has next to no replay value: once you wrap up the crime, this was it. Still, it’s priced similarly as a movie ticket, and it sure is a lot more entertaining than most movies you may watch.