lamma
Jellyfish
Jellyfish
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Re:Murder, She Wrote comments and reviews

[Post New]by lamma on Dec 20, 09 5:47 PM
Hi everyone Can anyone tell me how to unplug the sink and where the glass shards are. I have the plunger but it won't unplug the sink.

 
Laflamme
Stingray
Stingray
4,512 Posts

Re:Murder, She Wrote comments and reviews

[Post New]by Laflamme on Dec 25, 09 12:36 PM
Bought the game with the second of my Novemberfest coupons and liked it. All the positive points have been mentioned already - changing hidden objects for return visits, nice storyline, typewriter keys (since when is Y a vowel?) etc.

Some points:

- Voice acting worked for me since I only saw MSW as German dubbed version. I don't know the original voices.
- Great minigame concept with the number plates and the logic clues.
- Introduction and Solving videos were jumpy. Well, I may not have the latest graphics card, but mine can display World of Warcraft in 99% of the locations at 70 fps, don't tell me it's too weak to display a simple video. So that's sloppily programmed.
- You can actually deduce what's going on. The TV show had the tendency to leave out important clues to the case.
- Replay value is zero - since you obviously know the murderers.
- What's the point of a timer when you have 19 to 16 minutes (out of 20) left after each level?
- While voice acting is great, mimics and posing is terrible; most of the times characters aren't looking at each other, but rather up to the ceiling.
- Great lasting power - you can do one case a day since they aren't connected.

Bottom Line: Keep more cases coming!

 
Meisie84
Guppy
Guppy
134 Posts

Re:Murder, She Wrote comments and reviews

[Post New]by Meisie84 on Dec 27, 09 3:08 PM
lamma wrote:Hi everyone Can anyone tell me how to unplug the sink and where the glass shards are. I have the plunger but it won't unplug the sink.


Did you combine the stick and the rubber plunger part? Then just click on the basin to unplug the drain!



 
Meisie84
Guppy
Guppy
134 Posts

Re:Murder, She Wrote comments and reviews

[Post New]by Meisie84 on Dec 27, 09 3:09 PM
I finally got round to downloadig and playing...I'm looking forward to a few more enjoyable hours and I sure hope another game is already in the making (a Columbo would be great too!)

 
Itsupikachu
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Re:Murder, She Wrote comments and reviews

[Post New]by Itsupikachu on Jan 20, 10 3:50 PM
I just finished this game recently and I really like it. I have no complaints at all. It is a very nice game with wonderful graphics and I like being able to hear the dialogue as opposed to just reading it. I noticed that some reviewers said the drawing and sound of Jessica didn't at all resemble Angela Landsbury but I thought they did, at least a little. I also liked the length, neither too long nor too short. I would love to see a sequel to this game, with different cases, of course but the same type of game-play. A bit more interaction could be added and the typewriter keys fill-in-the-blank for the items to be found is great. I really enjoyed that aspect as well. Let's have a "Murder She Wrote 2"!!

 
greymer
Seahorse
Seahorse
25 Posts

Re:Murder, She Wrote comments and reviews (minor spoilers)

[Post New]by greymer on Jan 21, 10 8:16 AM
First, let me say this is a light, fun seek-and-find game with charming minigames and an even more charming voice-acting job of Jessica Fletcher. I think its a great game and any seek-and-finder will enjoy it very much.

That said, the storyline content itself left me chucking, probably unintentionally. If it wasn't amusing enough that the culprits spew a painstakingly detailed methodology to their murders once caught (complete enough to make any district attorney squeal with delight) I found, even worse, that there was one item Miss Fletcher and whomever her constabulary cohort of the case happened to be simply never looked for in the seek and find... a search warrant. Its such a shame how all of these dastardly murderer will get off scot free when each and every damning piece of evidence is tossed sadly out of court.

The quality of the cut-scenes was poor and just a few of the mini games seemed unimaginitive --however, overall I would actually say the game quality is high. Most of the minigames are fun and novel, the seek scenes are not junk piles nor are the findables so deeply hidden that one desires to be the next victim.

All in all, a very good game but I hope the future versions of this game address the cut-scene issues... and see a handy-dandy search warrant to Miss Fletcher and her police escort -even once in a while

 
BUCKWHEAT1
Flounder
Flounder
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Re:Murder, She Wrote comments and reviews

[Post New]by BUCKWHEAT1 on Feb 10, 10 7:04 PM
great game, I felt like I was in the tv show

 

Re:Murder, She Wrote comments and reviews

[Post New]by bigbod on Feb 12, 10 9:39 AM
I'm bigbod and was working the third book in Murder, She Wrote. I got to the garden part where you have to find the treasure chest. I found the chest and the beans inside. the beans disappeared, but I can't get rid of the treasure chest, to go on to the next clue. an anybody help me.

 
Noddles
Jellyfish
Jellyfish
10 Posts

Re:Murder, She Wrote comments and reviews (minor spoilers)

[Post New]by Noddles on Feb 12, 10 9:17 PM

That said, the storyline content itself left me chucking, probably unintentionally. If it wasn't amusing enough that the culprits spew a painstakingly detailed methodology to their murders once caught (complete enough to make any district attorney squeal with delight) I found, even worse, that there was one item Miss Fletcher and whomever her constabulary cohort of the case happened to be simply never looked for in the seek and find... a search warrant. Its such a shame how all of these dastardly murderer will get off scot free when each and every damning piece of evidence is tossed sadly out of court.


The game is no different than the show regards to the convienient confession of the bad guy at the end. Always found that amusing when I watched the show.

I just bought the game and like many others here, I decided I was going to buy it early in the demo. I hate games with hidden objects that are in the dark or hard to see. I need light on the subjects to find them. This is a treat for me.

Have one problem with 3rd case, A Garden to Die For. I am in this guy's oriental garden and I have to hang the darned red Chinese lanterns. I managed to get one hung just under the roof line but can't get any of the rest hung anywhere. I also tried to hang them on the fence and deck railing. Just can't find anymore places to hang them. Does anyone know where they go?

Another odd issue I had was with the scene that has the decorative box with beans (won't say what kind.) Once I found them, I had one item to find. I waited for the hint to come up and when I clicked on it, nothing happened. I closed out the game and went back in and the same thing happened. I finally quit without saving the game and re-did the game from where I had left it earlier. Had no problem with that spot when I got to it again. I strongly suspect it has something to do with Vista. I blame Vista for everything that goes wrong with my games.

By the way, my name is not Noddles. It is Noodlesmom or just Noodles.

Edited on 02/12/2010 at 11:38:53 PM PST


 
seahorsequeen
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143 Posts

Re:Murder, She Wrote comments and reviews

[Post New]by seahorsequeen on Feb 16, 10 5:45 PM
I love this game,dare I say it,"lightweight" murder!! A nice change of pace from the darker HOGS(I love them too) only problem I found was a jerkiness on some of the dialogue didn't spoil the game though.

 

Re:Murder, She Wrote comments and reviews

[Post New]by yellowbird22222 on Feb 18, 10 6:58 PM
I played the demo then had to go out of town a few days. I bought it Monday with the prez discount. I had some trouble getting it activated. I have played all 5 books. I love the game. I watched the show every week then the reruns. I love the walk through. I didn't know what to do a couple of time and it was a god sent. thank you very much.

 
jenkast
Guppy
Guppy
144 Posts

Re:Murder, She Wrote comments and reviews

[Post New]by jenkast on Mar 10, 10 9:28 PM
Ah how this game brings back memories...

I remeber the show well! The game does not dissapoint. I loved the fact that the chapters where broken down into books. Charming characters, colorful graphics and nice music.

I would love to see more!

 
jillaroogirl
Minnow
Minnow
299 Posts

Re:Murder, She Wrote comments and reviews

[Post New]by jillaroogirl on Mar 13, 10 11:17 PM
Just finished playing the whole game. Thoroughly enjoyable. Loved the stories with real cases solved. Characters were excellent and played their part well.

The beauty of the game was you'd finish one case and then find you have more to go.

Excellent, excellent. Can't wait for the sequel.

5 out of 5 stars.

 
Calzephyr
Starfish
Starfish
50 Posts

Re:Murder, She Wrote comments and reviews

[Post New]by Calzephyr on Mar 17, 10 9:17 PM
Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed this game. My mother enjoyed it immensely as well - we were big fans of the show back in the day. The writers really captured the spirit of it, although I wish the voice actress was Angela Lansbury!

The missing vowel component was pretty neat, as other people had commented. I like the casual style and artwork.

 
redcourt
Seahorse
Seahorse
27 Posts

Re:Murder, She Wrote comments and reviews

[Post New]by redcourt on Mar 28, 10 5:30 AM
Attempted to downloand trial version numerous times and game wouldn't activate. I bought the game yesterday due to 30% off deal and downloaded and game wouldn't activate. i uninstalled the game and downloaded again with no difficulty and game wouldn't activate. Anyone else have any difficulty with this game?

 
nanaseaweed
Guppy
Guppy
191 Posts

Re:Murder, She Wrote comments and reviews

[Post New]by nanaseaweed on Apr 3, 10 6:43 AM
I just finished 38 minutes of the trial version. So far no problem. I chose relaxed mode. It seems like a fun game. No problems loading, or finding items. All scenes have been clear and reminds me of Sherlock in some ways. I am just part way through the first book. I'll finish the trial later and report back when I can. Busy weekend ahead. Have a great day all!

 
nanaseaweed
Guppy
Guppy
191 Posts

Re:Murder, She Wrote comments and reviews

[Post New]by nanaseaweed on Apr 3, 10 9:36 AM
nanaseaweed wrote:I just finished 38 minutes of the trial version. So far no problem. I chose relaxed mode. It seems like a fun game. No problems loading, or finding items. All scenes have been clear and reminds me of Sherlock in some ways. I am just part way through the first book. I'll finish the trial later and report back when I can. Busy weekend ahead. Have a great day all!


I'm finished ....Wow that went quick!...... Fun Game!

 
Octor
Jellyfish
Jellyfish
11 Posts

Re:Murder, She Wrote comments and reviews

[Post New]by Octor on Apr 9, 10 9:12 PM
Above average HOG here. The graphics are clear and crisp and it's always fun to hear the TV show's music when you start the game up. The little movie scenes between hidden object levels are pretty boring to watch but they get you through the decent storylines. You could do much worse than this HOG

 
JeannieO
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Re:Murder, She Wrote comments and reviews

[Post New]by JeannieO on Apr 19, 10 11:52 AM
Everything has been said so I say MORE, MORE, MORE games like this a
totally fabulous game to play I loved everything about it...WE WANT MORE LOL!

Happy Gaming Fishes

 
tafkat
Jellyfish
Jellyfish
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Re:Murder, She Wrote comments and reviews

[Post New]by tafkat on May 12, 10 4:15 AM
I agree--give us a sequel or more games like this!

 
 
 
 
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