Random Article


 
Must See..
 

Special Enquiry Detail: Engaged to Kill (Mac) Review

 
en_1
en_1
en_1

 
At a Glance...
 

Formats: Mac
 
Genre:
 
Year:
 
Publisher:
 
Final Score
8.0
8/ 10


User Rating
no ratings yet

 

We liked?


An intriguing story line combined with challenging hidden object jumbles makes for a fun experience.

Not so much?


You do visit the same locations many times, in true detective fashion.


Final Fiendish Findings?

Special Enquiry Detail: Engaged to Kill is an engaging murder mystery that puts you in charge of finding a serial killer. Featuring a series of hidden object jumbles, challenging mini games, and a good old fashioned murder mystery, it’s a game that will keep hidden object fans “engaged” from start to finish.

0
Posted October 7, 2013 by

 
Full Fiendish Findings...
 
 

There’s a serial killer on the loose in New York City, and no bride is safe. From the initial disappearance, to the chillingly staged scene complete with champagne and roses, it’s obvious right from the start that this will not be a typical case. When a body is found, clothed in an elegant bridal gown and all the trimmings, there’s no denying that the Engagement Killer has struck again. It’s up to you, playing as two determined police detectives, to unravel the mystery and find the killer before he strikes again. The story scenes play out in well drawn comic book panels that serve well to advance the story and add interest.

en_1

As far as story lines go, the one in Special Enquiry Detail: Engaged to Kill is quite good. The game plays out like a typical murder investigation, as you search the scenes for evidence, interview suspects, and analyze evidence in your hunt for the killer. You’ll investigate the latest murder, of course, but in order to catch a serial killer you’ll need to go back again and again to previous crime scenes to piece together the clues and even find evidence that was missed the first time. You won’t be wandering aimlessly though, as this is a game that plays out chronologically – you are only allowed in the place you are supposed to be, and you won’t be able to move on to the next area until you’ve uncovered all the evidence.

en_2

The game play in Special Enquiry Detail: Engaged to Kill is pretty standard hidden object adventure, using a combination hidden object scenes and objects in the environment. Each area can have several usable objects just laying around, so you’ll have to search each area thoroughly to find everything you need, and then figure out how and where to use the items. The hidden object scenes are pretty typical for the genre; you’ll enter a fixed screen featuring a jumble of objects. A list of the items you need to find are at the bottom of the page. If you get stuck, you can always click on your trusty flashlight for a hint.

en_3

In addition to the hidden object finding, you will work your way through a variety of mini games, each of them skippable after a time if they aren’t your thing. These are themed to match the story line of the game, and are challenging but not overly so. You’ll do things like analyze hair samples, reconfigure pipes to get at a door behind them, and even defuse a bomb. These mini games add just the right touch of challenge and variety to the game, and I like that they make sense within the context of the story.

en_5

Special Enquiry Detail: Engaged to Kill is an engaging murder mystery that puts you in charge of finding a serial killer. Featuring a series of hidden object jumbles, challenging mini games, and a good old fashioned murder mystery, it’s a game that will keep hidden object fans “engaged” from start to finish.


Amy

 
U.S. Senior Editor & Deputy EIC, @averyzoe on Twitter, mother of 5, gamer, reader, wife to @macanthony, and all-around bad-ass (no, not really)