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looking for some detective games

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Apostle Hand, Sep 2, 2021.

  1. Apostle Hand Arbiter Possibly Retarded

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    are there some good detective games
    where you can play as a detective
     
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  2. PulsatingBrain Huge and Ever-Growing Patron

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    The Puzzle Agent games are great. Also LA Noire
     
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    Yes

    The first letter is B and the last one is R.
     
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    Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers (1993) and Blade Runner (1997)
     
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    Ace Attorney Investigations 1 and 2. They play like classic point-n-clickers but with a trail at the end of each investigation. Also they are home to the best soundtrack in the whole series:
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    Disco Elysium
     
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    Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers has the immortal line: "I wish I was grafted... toooo yooour thiiiiighs!" and that's just a normal comment from the game's hero and not from some kind of body horror sequence :hahano:
     
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  9. SumDrunkGuy Magister Shitposter

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    Murdered: Soul Suspect is a detective game I think. I only played it for like 10 minutes so I have no idea if it's good or shite.
     
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    This one's great. The sequel's pretty good, too, even though I don't find it quite as satisfying.
     
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    What about Professor Layton?
     
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    Remember playing this as a kid and really liking it. Unfortunatelly, I was too young and stupid to be able to finish it. :negative:
     
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    The Tex Murphy game that came out a few years ago was all right.
     
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  16. Apostle Hand Arbiter Possibly Retarded

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    cool game tnx
     
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    Codex 2012 Strap Yourselves In Dead State Project: Eternity Codex USB, 2014 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pathfinder: Kingmaker
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    Return of the Obra Dinn.
     
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    Pretentious bullshit.
     
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    Well I got The Sinking City coming from Gamefly, so we'll see how that is.
     
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    Beware, gore in this geam is insane.
     
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    I'm intrigued by Circuit's Edge because its cyberpunk sensibility seems closer to Interplay's Neuromancer (one of my all-time favorites on the C64, and the best version, imo) than any other game, but when I fired it up in DOSBox I didn't like that all the NPCs you talk to are stationery, as they are in dozens of other classic cRPGS. Why this bothered me so much when even Neruomancer had this mechanic is a mystery. I need to just get over things like this and just play the fucking game. George Alec Effinger was an okay SF writer, but I only really liked his first novel What Entropy Means To Me. Tried reading The Wolves of Memory but Gene Wolfe had a much better handle on that kind of story than Effinger did. The Wolves of Memory is about an amnesiac who instead of waking up and not knowing who or where he is, he wakes up walking around in a daze with a dead woman he's carrying in his arms and does this for days.

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    It's an interesting take on a cliche but ignores one important piece of reality needed to suspend disbelief - she doesn't rot. I don't think Effinger offered an explanation for this, so I just said "Fuck It. You just shot my suspension of disbelief down, Georgie Boy. I read you no more."
     
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  25. deama Liturgist

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    I thought sherlock crime and punishment was pretty decent as a detective game.

    Contradiction - Spot The Liar was short but pretty good I thought, well acted and the FMV footages were done well too. It's a modern FMV detective type of game, bigger focus on dialogue and people interactions than object sniffing.
     
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