Your husband Richard lies dead beneath the cherry blossoms of Old Japan, and the police are of no help. Step into history and uncover the truth when no one else will. Find devilishly hidden clues, explore exotic locales, and bring the killer to justice!
User reviews: Very Positive (115 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 3, 2010

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as not interested

Buy Season of Mystery: The Cherry Blossom Murders

 

Recommended By Curators

"Placeholder"

About This Game

Your husband Richard lies dead beneath the cherry blossoms of Old Japan, and the police are of no help. Step into history and uncover the truth when no one else will. Find devilishly hidden clues, explore exotic locales, and bring the killer to justice!

  • The hidden object genre meets historical fiction for the first time
  • Over 1200 cleverly hidden objects
  • Over 20 handpainted backgrounds
  • Stirring, Japanese-themed soundtrack

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista/XP/7
    • Processor: 800 Mhz
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • Graphics: On-Board
    • DirectX®: 8.1
    • Hard Drive: 186 MB
    • Sound: DirectX 8.1 Compatible
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
I would not recommand this game because :
- Puzzles are way too easy
- Not a lot of places to visit (you have to go 10 times to the same scenes)
- Graphisms are quite poor and hidden objects are not well integrated in the scenes.
- The story is quite boring.
- No timer, no points, no challenge.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
41 of 41 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
A solid HOG with good art and decent story by Square Enix.

Has moderate replayability due to an above average amount of objects hidden per scene, with each scene sequence choosing a modest random selection of them. However, it lacks "Collector's Edition" features, so there's no way to just replay specific scenes.

<6 hours to 100% with no walkthrough (2 playthroughs). A sloppy playthrough using hints takes about 2 hours. <2 hours to 100% with walkthrough and cutscene skipping.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 18, 2014
Overall a good standard hidden object point and click, nothing groundbreaking here. I liked the fact it was set in Japan, the story was reminiscent of Agatha Cristie stuff.

Worth getting on sale/bundle if you are a point and click fan, good for a break from intense games.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2013
It's a fun murder mystery, point-and-click puzzle game. I've always liked word searches and hidden object puzzles and this is just one big, beautifully illustrated hidden object puzzle; with some other types of puzzles as well. Plus you have the story of trying to solve your husband's murder even though the police ruled it suicide. I'm not so sure the "Stirring, Japanese-themed soundtrack " is an accurate portrayal because it doesn't really make me think Japanese but it's still pretty nice music. I've been enjoying the game quite a bit since buying it last night so of course I recommend it. I even just uploaded a gameplay video to Youtube because I know that sometimes before making a purchase, I want to either demo the game (as I did for this one last year) or see a video of it and I'm sure others do, too.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2013
Not a bad little game for the casual user. easy interactions and puzzles, lots of pretty scenes to do the hidden object searches in. The hints make it almost too easy, but if you just want a fun little game to pass the time this works. It comes with a "violence" warning, because it deals with murder/suicide/death etc, but I think only -really- young kids would be bothered.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny