Your husband Richard lies dead beneath the cherry blossoms of Old Japan, and the police are of no help. Step into history and uncover the truth when no one else will. Find devilishly hidden clues, explore exotic locales, and bring the killer to justice!Read full description
Your husband Richard lies dead beneath the cherry blossoms of Old Japan, and the police are of no help. Step into history and uncover the truth when no one else will. Find devilishly hidden clues, explore exotic locales, and bring the killer to justice!
The hidden object genre meets historical fiction for the first time
Over 1200 cleverly hidden objects
Over 20 handpainted backgrounds
Stirring, Japanese-themed soundtrack
Season of Mystery: The Cherry Blossom Murders is a find the hidden object game where you solve the murder of your spouse in 20th century Japan. The music is competent but repetitive and the artwork stills are quite attractive. The gameplay itself is challenging because the objects can be especially well hidden on each game field. Fortunately the matches are not timed and a rechargeable hint allows you to find those sneaky objects that defy being located. The cutscenes and storyline are rather blah, especially considering the much more interesting cutscenes in The Otherside by Namco Games. That said however, Season of Mystery: The Cherry Blossom Murders offers a fun diversion for the casual gamer who likes to take their time with challenges.
Most hilarious part about this game is that it is made and published by Square Enix and it actually shows. The graphics, soundtrack and plot are actually top notch and way better than in any other hidden object game (which actually caught me by surprise, since in most of these games the plot could be maybe 2 pages long, here it is more engaging and complex than it has to be - it's actually visual novel level of content). The only bad things about it are some of the objects being hidden without any logic or proportions, which turns the game to pixel hunt and with that it feels incredibly outdated and unfair. Overall, pretty solid title worth the price. It is interesting take on hidden object genre, just little outdated. Recommended.
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