Complete Catastrophe - A Game of Clue

Player Rating3.63/8

"#592 overall, #62 for 2013"
based on 194 ratings since 01/03/2013
played 1,446 times (finished 216)

Story Difficulty5/8

"run through the jungle"

Play Length1/8

"Make sure not to blink"

Maturity Level2/8

"choking hazard for children under 4"
Contains content that may not be suitable for persons under age 6. To compare to the movie rating system, this would be G.

Tags

Puzzle

Your name is Alex Jones, Detective Alex Jones. Somebody has kidnapped the owner of a large mansion, along with all of his money. Your job is to search for clues to find out who kidnapped Mr. Allistair!

IMPORTANT SUSPECTS:

Housemaid Mrs. White
Wife Mrs. Peacock
Employee Mr. Plum
Friend Mr. Green
Father Kernal Mustard
Daughter Ms. Scarlett

Player Comments

Well, there's not much here in terms of difficulty to say the least.

There's a interesting context here, but this story really lacks in complexity that it would've certainly benefited from. I wouldn't of minded actually having to think things through more to reach a conclusion, because I found the actual answer to be a bit too obvious at the end.

More details and writing in general would also have benefited this story. With a game like this I feel that its important to at least flesh out things and give the story some more depth and meaning to the situation.

There's really not much here in the end of the day, and I must say that's a bit of a let down.

Still, there's potential in this, that I believe. Just don't be afraid to get descriptive and imaginative with your writing, and don't make things so simple. Complexity in a game like this is a good thing, as it makes it more exciting if there's actual challenge involved in succeeding.

This was okay, but I can't say that this was too memorable.
-- TharaApples on 3/21/2017 12:45:59 PM with a score of 0
This storygame was way too easy for it to be enjoyable. I knew who the culprit was after gaining two items. This style of puzzle, while it was a pretty good idea, might have worked better if it was a bit more complex.

I also didn't like how the game didn't explain why the 'evidence' that you find should be proof of somebody being the kidnapper. You found footprints from footwear that matches certain suspects, but so what? It could easily have been somebody who didn't kidnap Mr Allistair.

You could have done with fleshing out setting, mood and characters more, and just adding more detail in general. It would have made this a nicer read.

And for crying out loud, please spell colonel right.
-- 31TeV on 9/11/2014 10:38:48 AM with a score of 0
I got who it was after four rooms. That wasn’t the most fun game ever...
-- writeyourstory on 10/6/2020 2:25:22 PM with a score of 0
Short and sweet. Except just too short.
-- tonyflamingo on 3/12/2020 2:37:40 AM with a score of 0
Easy — I solved it after finding 2 items — and not long enough. Still, it was okay, I suppose. 3/8.
-- 325boy on 11/12/2019 5:00:36 PM with a score of 0
The evidence finding aspect was fun, but the guess at the end felt as if it had no basis as the evidence finding had no time to develop
-- SpaghettiMan on 10/2/2019 8:53:07 AM with a score of 0
it was fun, reminded me of the clue game
-- sylvieallain19 on 9/19/2019 12:19:44 PM with a score of 0
You know, I actually enjoyed that. I mean it was a very short game without much going on, but I'm just a sucker for a mystery. ^_^

As many have already pointed out, the game is much too easy and you can figure out who the culprit is with just a couple of clues, but for me, the main issue is that the clues don't really seem like they should be connected to the culprit.

Presumably, the crime only took place in one room... But the clues are found in various rooms, with no indication that they're related to the crime at all. For instance, one of the clues is a fingerprint in the Game Room... Presumably, there's going to be loads of finger prints in the game room. Why is that a clue? And the used tissue and the wedding ring. How do we know that they belong to the culprit? Somebody could've just dropped them there.

Weird thing to complain about I guess, but the clues just don't really seem like they should be clues to me, since none of them are actually related to the crime.
-- Avery_Moore on 4/23/2019 1:03:50 PM with a score of 0
good job
-- OLivers2 on 2/28/2019 4:00:48 PM with a score of 0
It seemed too short to fully enjoy its full potential. The clues seemed random or at the very least not connected. A good way to spend my 15 minutes.
-- chturh14 on 2/4/2019 5:11:05 PM with a score of 0
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