The Case of the Golden Idol

released on Oct 13, 2022

A new kind of detective game that allows you to think and investigate freely. Discover clues surrounding 12 strange and gruesome deaths and build your own theory. Pick your suspect, deduce the motive, unmask the awful truth.

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I bounced off Return of the Obra Dinn, something about having to walk around the 3D environments and remember everything was too much for me. This kind of deduction game was much simpler and therefore easier for me to handle. It made me feel smart in the ways the best of these sorts of games do. I had to use a few hints but I got there in the end.

Daamn, I can't wait til I get dementia so I can play this for the first time again.

This really doesn't feel like a detective game to me. It is a puzzle game, sure, but there generally isn't much MYSTERY to it. I didn't much care for the puzzles either, to be honest. If you like this style of puzzle, go for it, but for my part I'm just glad it was short.

it's fun. i have no major qualms with it.

good stuff, a bit easy to brute force your way through some of the earlier dioramas.
if you do play you really need to follow the story or you're gonna have a bad time in the last couple of levels.