DEAD RECKONING: THE CRESCENT CASE (Collector’s Edition)

 (Big Fish Link to game)

 
 

Reviewed by Cherie Jung
(December, 2015)

 

There’s been a murder at a traveling carnival. You’re the detective. It’s your case. There is no identification on the body. There are no known witnesses. The carnival workers all deny knowing the victim. As you press on, you suspect people know more than they’re owning up to but can you prove it?

The game player is tasked with looking for clues, interviewing likely suspects, and trying to solve the murder.

The game involves crime scene interactions and fairly realistic deduction techniques that are supposed to help solve the case. I found some of these gimmicks frustrating, annoying, and tedious to implement (like trying to locate hidden blood smears, fingerprints, etc.). I found the “tools of the trade” in the guise of a forensic kit cumbersome and awkward to use. However, while frustrating and annoying, it didn’t really affect my overall enjoyment of the game. It was a minor nuisance. I’ve encountered similar game devices in other games and always found them frustrating, annoying, and unnecessarily time consuming. Other gamers may not find the “detecting” ploys as odious as I do. It’s really a personal preference. I thoroughly enjoyed the storyline, the graphics, the puzzles, and the HOGs. (Hidden Object Games).

This is the second game I’ve played in the Dead Reckoning series. Each game is a standalone game. You do not have to have played any of the other games in the series to play and/or enjoy this game.

This is a Hidden Object/Adventure game. I consider myself to be an intermediate computer games player.

PC version – also available on Mac

Price: $19.99 USD however discounts may apply depending on the player’s account. For example, I received the game for no charge because I used some of my credits.

You can download a free sample of any game and play it for an hour before deciding if you want to purchase the entire game. I strongly recommend that you do so. There’s no sense buying a game and hating it when the Big Fish folks will let you try it for free. Also, reading comments in the forum area (each game has one) can also give you an idea about what other players think of the game.

This game is from Eipix. I usually enjoy their games. Good graphics, decent story line. Interesting puzzles and HOGs (Hidden Object Games).

Game System Requirements:

OS: windows XP/ Windows Vista/ Windows 7/Windows 8
CPU: 1.4 GHz
RAM: 1024 MB
DirectX: 9.0
Hard Drive: 936 MB

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