Review Detective Grimoire
Plays like an animated feature film
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 27 Apr 2017, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Funny sounds, quality game design, modern graphics, really addictive
Minor calibration issues, some glitches
Detective Grimoire for Android is a bit of a masterpiece. It’s an RPG style game with lots of cool twists, stellar graphics, outstanding sounds and a thoroughly flushed out story. In other words, it’s everything a great app should be.
Detective Grimoire will probably be a movie, cartoon and series of books before I can post this. The presentation is very slick and fully developed. The original art is fantastic and the play is compelling. Gather clues, complete puzzles observe, deduce and crack the case. This is a very immersive game that had me from go. There’s a lot of story to go with the game, which often gets boring and redundant. But Detective Grimoire kept me engaged, captivated and entertained.
Controls work well in most cases. Some of the puzzles were a bit glitchy, but nothing serious. Just simple screen taps, swipes and slides. The locales are really well rendered. This looks like a highly polished comic book or morning cartoon. The writing is humorous and the text portions are livened up with character animation and goofy sounds. Our hero, Detective Grimoire, is a bit of a bumbling fool at times, but that’s part of the charm. Move through the landscape with Spartan and effective tap controls. Choose which direction to go, who to talk to and what to say. It all gives the game a very expansive feel. It plays like you’re working through an interactive animated film and affecting the outcome with your every move.
Detective Grimoire is loads of fun and expertly executed. This one is worth the price of admission for sure.