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Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders

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Available on:PCMay 1, 2019

Developer: Nupixo Games

Publisher: WhisperGames

Genre: Adventure

THE STORY Amid lingering political turmoil, the first and only female empress of China, Wu Zetian rises to power. Within months of her ascension to the throne, murmurs of discontentment and revolution swell as detractors and enemies begin plotting against her. It is against this backdrop that our protagonist, newly appointed investigating magistrate Di Renjie, must solve a gruesome series of murders--which will lead him on a collision course with the Imperial Court and the empress herself. Will our young detective overcome his own inner demons and his allegiance to the previous emperor? What is the connection between the murder victims and the capital's many political secrets? YOU must uncover the truth... GAMEPLAY Playing as the legendary detective, players will explore this unique setting and unravel its narrative twists and turns using familiar adventure gameplay mechanics such as exploration, dialogue choices, interaction with objects and clues, and puzzle-solving. Additionally, we are introducing an original mechanic where you will be able to deduct and reenact the scene of a crime and put your theories to the test. The pixel art style of the game is also an homage to old school graphics, but we've added our own visual signature and design sensibilities. The game contains over 45 locations (many spanning multiple screen widths), each one pixel-painted with care and attention to detail. FEATURES Distinct 2D pixel art style Immersive story-driven experience dripping with historical atmosphere Challenging and fun puzzles to solve Unique Chinese cultural and historical references Fantastic soundtrack with 13 original tracks Multiple language support: English and Chinese Windows and Mac support

Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders Critic Reviews

Nupixo has done a fine job with Detective Di, all things considered. Anyone that enjoys a good mystery story or point and click games would do well to make time for this one and hopefully we’ll see Nupixo continue to invest in the genre.

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You may enjoy the game if you are interested in Chinese culture and the legendary career of ancient China's most famous detective named Di Renjie.

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The Silk Rose Murders offers an enchanting and intriguing adventure that is worthy of the Detective Di name.

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I would highly suggest giving this game a try for its story alone. Coupled with pleasant music and a distinctive art style, it is well worth the price of $10.99 on Steam. I enjoyed playing the game so much that I would even go as far to say that it was really worth double that. Though I did miss that feeling of player freedom, I did feel that there was enough there to keep me engaged in what was going on from a narrative point of view. If you're looking for a historical adventure game with a heavy narrative, give Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders a try and let me know your thoughts in the comments down below!

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