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Ben Jordan: Paranormal Investigator Case 1 - In Search of the Skunk-Ape

by Francisco Gonzalez

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File size: 6 MB
Downloaded: 21,283 times
Graphics: 320x200, 16-bit color
Operating System(s):

Windows

Game Genre:
Fantasy
Game Type:
Investigative
Story Type:
Original
Release Date:
28 May 2004
AGS Panel Rating:
(help)
Player Rating:
Short game (can be completed within 30 minutes)
Short game Can be completed within 30 minutes
Medium length game Takes at least 30 mins to finish
Full length game As long as a Sierra / LucasArts classic
Non-adventure game Using Adventure Game Studio for something else?!
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Content advisory:
Occasional, mild
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Strong
Language(s):

English

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95 people have rated this game so far:
Visual:
70%
Immersion:
71%
Puzzles & Pacing:
78%
Overall Enjoyment:
74%

About this game

Ben Jordan is fresh out of college and has decided to become a freelance paranormal investigator. Join him on his first case in the Florida Everglades, searching for a mysterious creature known as "The Skunk-Ape." The first in a series of many(?)
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AGS Panel Review

"This first entry into the Ben Jordan series lacks some of the polish of the later entries (hence the deluxe version). It is also the shortest, but Grundislav's enthusiasm carries through to make the game enjoyable."

14 people commented on this game (newest first):

Awesome game! can\'t wait to see more cases!
2020-02-11 20:15:57 by HappyHelmet
Absolutely brilliant game!
2020-02-11 20:15:57 by jane
Great game despite it's length. Would really like to see it expand.
2020-02-11 20:15:57 by Bee921
Ooo, I loved this game, especially the music. I hope there end up being 50 cases or so hehe.
2020-02-11 20:15:57 by Anonymous
I found the puzzles logical, yet utterly unchallenging, although that might be in part due to the fact that I played through the Deluxe version first. The graphics, as in the rest of the early Ben Jordan series, critique themselves without need of further comment.

Again, I'd recommend it, if for no other reason than that it is part of a series that becomes positively awesome later on.
2020-02-11 20:15:57 by Blu Aardvark
Quite nice game here.
The highlight is the final puzzle. Some spelling errors (ie. Onforunetly etc). The art is ok though the backgrounds are perhaps too blur-ish.

2020-02-11 20:15:57 by tonik
Heh, nice one.

Didn't like the backgrounds much though, but that's a question of personal taste. The puzzles were logic, sometimes a chunk too logic (one hint --> one solution).

The story was really captivating, for that short amount of time i've spent playing, I was really surprisend how athmospheric the game had gotten.

And there's definitely no campfire more cozy than the one from Monkey Island 2, or is there? :)
2020-02-11 20:15:57 by egalotron
Real cool game.
2020-02-11 20:15:57 by Krazy
Hmmm... where should I begin ?

This game has something that reminds me of a Scooby-Doo Cartoon - at least the story could easily be found in one.

The music in this game is really good, but the backgrounds and sprites couldn't provide a scary or mysterious mood. The puzzles are very easy and there are to few items to interact with.

If you are happy with an interactive 20minute Cartoon- Rip-Off then this is a game for you - but IMHO it can not count as a serious adventure game.
2020-02-11 20:15:57 by TheHidden
Awesome... one of my favs from this site!
2020-02-11 20:15:57 by uvaagsfan
I have decided to play all the Ben Jordan series. It's only from the 3rd episode that I start liking them. The story in this one doesn't appeal to me and there is not much of an interesting plot or satisfying ending. Not bad for a start though..
2020-02-11 20:15:57 by Optimus
Awesome... one of my favs from this site!
2020-02-11 20:15:57 by uvaagsfan
I found the puzzles logical, yet utterly unchallenging, although that might be in part due to the fact that I played through the Deluxe version first. The graphics, as in the rest of the early Ben Jordan series, critique themselves without need of further comment.

Again, I'd recommend it, if for no other reason than that it is part of a series that becomes positively awesome later on.
2020-02-11 20:15:57 by Blu Aardvark
Even though, the game doesn't seem to look that great, first time you start it, after few minutes I really started to enjoying it. When I finished I had to download another one from the series. And so should you! Best AGS games for me, for sure.
2016-03-19 06:41:01 by Thanyx
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