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A Case of Distrust

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Available on:PCFeb 8, 2018

Developers: Serenity Forge, The Wandering Ben

Genres: Interactive Story, Adventure

A Case of Distrust is a narrative mystery from 1924 San Francisco. Play as private investigator Phyllis Cadence Malone in this historical 2D adventure game. Explore underground speakeasies, smoke-filled billiard halls, classic barber shops, and more. Catch suspects in lies by using evidence, statements, and your wits. Intrinsic challenges face our heroine, as she struggles against a pushback on emancipation, leading to many doubts, both internal and external. Uncover the truth in a mystery full of deception! FEATURES A hardboiled mystery, working past deceptive characters towards the truth 1924 San Francisco with historically accurate details Saul Bass inspired visuals and scene transitions Finger-snapping music that gives style to the roaring 20s Themes of poverty, racism, and emancipation that tie into contemporary issues

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A well-formed slice of noir mystery, beautifully presented. Some writing issues aside, A Case of Distrust is well worth your time.

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The world is more enjoyable than the mystery therein, but the experience is intriguing overall

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At three hours long, A Case of Distrust held my attention all the way, but that's not to say it's without imperfections. The main character, I think, lacks the energy of her associates. She's rightly angry about how she was treated as a woman on the force, but her feminism falls somewhere between overly earnest and glib. Despite a strong backstory, she lacks emotional force and presence.

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A Case of Distrust is a charming and gripping noir interactive text adventure. Halfway between 80 Days and Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective, Ben Wander's game tells us about the roaring 20s in a very stylish way. If you can turn a blind eye to some cumbersome mechanics and a couple of trivial choices you'll spend three lovely thrilling hours hanging around San Francisco.

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