Murder by Numbers
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OUTSTANDING - Murder By Numbers combines Picross puzzle solving with graphic novel gameplay and completely nails the experience thanks to its hilarious writing, endearing characters, awesome visuals, and stellar soundtrack. Fans of either genre should fall in love with this game, and newcomers will find a game that’s approachable and addicting.
I'm pleased to not be let down by my cascading hype as it turns out that Mediatonic has a firm grasp on the distinctive appeal of Ace Attorney's world and characters, putting together a flashy and bright '90s world that wouldn't feel out of place if it was actually across town from Phoenix and the gang. Throw in the well-executed Picross puzzles and you have yourself one of the best surprises of 2020. Here's hoping we can see more of this enjoyable cast of characters and welcome visual novel twist.
This charming crime drama is packed with emotion, and provides the perfect framework for your journey into Picross. Murder by Numbers masterful learning curve and beautiful art style will keep you coming back for more, and its heart-felt story will stop you from ever putting it down
Murder By Numbers puts you into the heart of a detective drama with fun characters to hook you into the story and puzzles that give your brain a decent workout.
Whether you’re a fan of Picross, or whether you enjoy a good murder mystery, I can’t recommend Murder By Numbers enough.
Murder by Numbers is an exquisite detective puzzler with wonderful writing, gorgeous graphics, and masterful music.
"Unordinary genre fusion works."
Review in Finnish | Read full review
Despite a few missing features, Murder by Numbers is still a delightful twist on a classic puzzle game. Fans of Ace Attorney or Picross will not want to let this one fly under their radar. This is a universe begging for a sequel.
Unfortunately while it could be difficult for newcomers, I would still recommend learning it through Murder by Numbers, because solving one feels incredibly rewarding, especially if it involves unraveling a murder mystery.
Murder by Numbers is a video game that knows how to combine its two aspects in an excellent way, inciting the player, either due to the plot or the challenge offered by their puzzles, to continue playing.
Review in Spanish | Read full review