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Finger of suspicion.... MAG
« on: 01 Mar 2018, 21:27 »
              ---------------------------------February MAG---------------------------------

Finger of Suspicion
Was it the ghost of fairfax manor that murdered Dorothy Moore or was it by the hand of the living?
This is a unique search by keywords(s) that you hear from suspects or see to further your investigation.
Can you solve this murder mystery? (With some help from your pet rat, Hugo.)
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My thanks to all those that helped bring this game to life with their voices.

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Specs:
1024 X 768
32 Bit color
Direct3D 9 hardware acceleration




 

Mandle

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Re: Finger of suspicion.... MAG
« Reply #1 on: 03 Mar 2018, 15:13 »
I'm maybe not a good detective... just getting that out of the way...

But I have played the game and here is my feedback:

I tried really hard to understand what had happened and who I was and what I was trying to do...

But I have failed so far...

The game seems to me to be a very interesting attemot at presenting a mystery that the author understands but that might continiue to remain a mystery to the player without a bit more exposition and ingame feedback...

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Re: Finger of suspicion.... MAG
« Reply #2 on: 03 Mar 2018, 15:40 »
Hi Mandle,
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I tried really hard to understand what had happened and who I was and what I was trying to do...
the first screenshot tells you that you are an investigator brought in to solve the death of Dorothy Moore...

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Re: Finger of suspicion.... MAG
« Reply #3 on: 03 Mar 2018, 19:44 »
Very unique type of AGS game. I like the investigative aspect of it, in asking the right questions. The voice acting and writing is really good.
I do wish there was text to read, with the speech, because it's harder for me to follow/remember. A few times someone wouldn't answer me.

Spoiler:
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Simon wouldn't talk about Dorothy. Major wouldn't talk about cigar, brandy, and something else... I don't remember.

I wasn't able to get to the end though. I'll post where I'm stuck in Tips-Hints. It would be cool to see a game like this with full-video like your original idea.


Mandle

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Re: Finger of suspicion.... MAG
« Reply #4 on: 04 Mar 2018, 00:36 »
I'm going back in!

I'll be damned if I let Dorothy's killer go free! (I always secretly loved her... *sob*)

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Re: Finger of suspicion.... MAG
« Reply #5 on: 04 Mar 2018, 02:18 »
It seems some of the speech audios got lost in translation.. will see what i can do and upload... none i thin affect the progression and outcome...

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Re: Finger of suspicion.... MAG
« Reply #6 on: 05 Mar 2018, 21:48 »
Congrats on the release. The concept is original and I like the game.
Yet it could use polish :
- the voices could be equalized.
- some portraits look very distorted (Lord Fairfax, Jeeves, Philpott).
- Horrified? Dorothy is obviously smiling :-D

Other technical additions that would greatly improve the experience IMO  :
- more words to find the audio clips.
- a music slider. The short looping track gets old quickly.
- a way to skip the lines.

Good job anyway (nod)
« Last Edit: 05 Mar 2018, 22:48 by Creamy »
 

Mandle

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Re: Finger of suspicion.... MAG
« Reply #7 on: 07 Mar 2018, 00:52 »
I've tried for the last two hours to crack the case but have failed again...

I've gotten so much information about:

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acting, costumes, the cook being Simon's helper at the theater, and discovered quite a few lies including the cook's lies about not having white hair and about liking Dorothy. I would say at this point that the cook killed Dorothy out of jealosy and is secretly in love with Simon, hence why his last four girlfriends also died. Probably she poisoned Dorothy with the brandy.

I've tried so many keywords to find out about the "ghost" but nothing works.

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Why after hearing about "The Fairfax Ghost" from the cook can't I ask about it?! By having a proper noun title the ghost is obviously a matter known to the household, but I tried "ghost","the ghost", "the fairfax ghost" and nothing works! The ghost is even mentioned in the game blurb! Arrrrrggggghhhhh... damn ghost!!!

I'm going to have to give up and that makes me quite sad.

If only there was a save feature I would come back later, maybe after a hint, but I don't really want to type back in everything I have done so far and listen to all unskippable voice clips again.

Great game with a lot of potential though and understandable that it has a few flaws considering the time limit.
« Last Edit: 07 Mar 2018, 00:57 by Mandle »

Re: Finger of suspicion.... MAG
« Reply #8 on: 07 Mar 2018, 10:15 »
I Philpott believe in all of you to solve this case! Now if you'll excuse me I have some plants to attend to.

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Re: Finger of suspicion.... MAG
« Reply #9 on: 09 Mar 2018, 07:01 »
Hi Mandle,

as you said: Time was against me.. as it is with all of us.

It is just a proto-version which could be made bigger and better given a longer time factor..

I may well make a deluxe version (different crafted story) in the near future.. if I can get people to join me...

I did want videos... if I can get people to join me I'll do it...

So, at the moment it is what it is....

cheers