Famicom Detective Club Part II (a.k.a. Famicom Tantei Kurabu Part II)
Similar to traditional point-and-click games, you will explore multiple locations, interrogate suspects, and collect clues and evidence from the crime scenes. Like most Japanese adventure games, you interact with the game by selecting the action verb (for example: "ASK ABOUT...," "TAKE," and "GO TO...") from the menu on the right of the view screen. Like most Japanese multi-path adventure games, the "THINK" command is used to see what your alter ego is thinking about the case. It is a good way to summarize what you know about the case so far, and deduce facts from evidence. Using this command is also the only way to advance the story in many occasions - if you have selected every verb and talked to everyone but can't seem to "unlock" any new verbs/characters/locations to explore, it is most likely you haven't 'thought' about the case enough. FDCPII also has two additional features that are unique to this series: the "CHECK" and "VIEW" commands. "CHECK" lets you move the cursor around the view screen to examine objects of interest more closely, while "VIEW" lets you view the case logbook that keeps track of important clues and facts.
Released only in Japanese, the game has since been superbly translated into English by enthusiasts who go by the name of "Neo Demiforce" and "Tomato." The "click everything on the screen and all the verbs" nature of this extremely linear game may make it tiring at first, but once you interview the first few people and uncover the first few clues, the intriguing plot of FDCPII begins to unfold, the story gets better and better, and you will be willing to ignore or forgive the limited interface to see how it ends. The game is also relatively easy, making it ideal for beginnners to adventure genre. Highly recommended for fans of detective games.
|Average Rating:||9.01 [65 votes]|
|Software Copyright:||Team Shikamaru|
|Related Links:||Translator's game page|
|More Info:||Mobygames | The Web|
|System Requirements:||Super Nintendo|
|If you like this game, try:||J.B. Harold in: Murder Club, Clock Tower, Crime City|
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