Detective Tales is the story of a detective and a journalist on the quest of solving mysterious criminal cases. From the case of a professor dead at his home to a clever robbery of the Museum, there will be interesting and tricky cases that keeps the detective busy. In this puzzle RPG, players as the detective will look into the crime scenes and locations in search for clues and analyze them in the agency office to uncover the secrets behind.
Solve mysterious criminal cases to find the truth as a private detective
Investigate in the crime scenes gathering key clues and useful items
Unlock and upgrade your investigative tools from filing cabinet to photo lab to crack crime
Invite friends and help each other to progress faster in the game
Feb. 20, 2014
Detective Tales sounds like a hidden object game as Criminal Cases but it is not. It’s more of a casual puzzle RPG where private detective Hunt try to solve mysterious cases along with Emma, a famous journalist who entrusted Hunt the first case, her own case.
The story begins with Emma waking up on the floor in a dark room. Just as she tried to figure out her headache and whereabouts, she saw Profession Anderson, dead. She became the suspect of this murder, let out on bail. So she turned to Hunt, the private detective known for solving convoluted cases, for help. And they came back to the crime scene.
Playing as Hunt, you will explore and look into many rooms and locations where crime happened in search for clues. It’s basically a point-and-click adventure. Each scene will be a mess-up place filled with scattered papers, book piles, upset chairs, cabinets, book cases and so on. You can look into them by simply clicking and will harvest Exp points and random items. The collectible objects – glass pieces, a knife, a twig, paint brushes, powder, glues, keys, African masks, books, etc. – can be important clues for further analysis, useful tools to help you progress or pieces that make a collection in exchange for useful info or warrants.
With the click-based collection, many players would immediate think and dread of the restraint Energy system. If that’s what worries you, relax. Detective Tales does not adopt that. But it certainly has its own pace-setter, which is implicitly merged in the story. And that’s also where your FB friends come in.
During investigation there will be difficult situations for a private detective. For example, when you try to re-enter the crime scene taking a closer look at the secret room behind the bookcase, the policeman refuses to let you in unless you have some warrants. The real thing you need is to invite 3 friends to be your special assistants. Otherwise, you have to wait for 6 hours before you can continue your investigation. You can also spend gold to hire three NPC helpers. By gold, that means more or less the real cash.
Detective Tales has seen regular updates since its launch on last February. Besides the first framed journalist case, there are also other intriguing crimes to crack from the mysterious robbery of the Museum to the death in a flower shop. And the ebb and flow of cases will lead you into the newspaper office, an ancient mansion, the abandoned catacombs and other locations.
Detective Tales offers casual fun with its simple point-n-click style role-playing. In-game graphics and sound effects are rather mediocre but the intriguing detectives stories may keep you come back for more. It’s not for everyone with that heavyweight part of collection and friends’ play. But if you are lenient towards that, Detective Tales can be a good title right up your alley.[Play on Facebook]