Detective 2: Han Island
Mystery / Thriller
Commended by mizal on 4/4/2021 1:28:53 AM
"Too few ratings to be ranked"
played 36 times (finished 4)
"wade in shark infested water"
"Not going to lose any sleep"
"need to be accompanied by an adult"
Contains content that may not be suitable for persons under age 13. If this were a movie, it would probably be PG.
Part of Series
Susan Knox returns to solve another mystery! Travelling to the beautiful yet mysterious Island of Han in the heart of the South China Sea the young detective faces another challenge: solving the mysteries surrounding a five-year-old "suicide" amidst rumours of pirate gold. Playable as a stand-alone adventure, the reader must use all their intelligence and logic if they are to uncover the secrets that lie amidst the tangled web of massacres, insanity, skeletons, pirate treasure and, at their heart, a promising life cut tragically short, that make up the history of Han Island. Good Luck!
After reading both of Susan's detective adventures, I can say the writing and mystery in this one have been vastly improved. I had a hunch on who the killer was from almost the get-go, probably thanks to the many hours spent reading/watching detective stories ;), and was glad to discover I was right! I experienced the satisfaction of solving the case and enjoyed the process of getting at the truth about the many mysteries of the island. The only downside that was passed on from the previous adventure is the navigation! While I do enjoy exploring the many locations on the island, a map would be highly useful so I hope to see one wherever the next adventure takes us. :)
on 4/4/2021 4:23:56 PM with a score of 1
Hey! Just played through Detective 2: Han Island and really enjoyed the gameplay. The style was fun and reminiscent of a lot of old-style text adventure puzzle-type games without bogging the reader down, and there were enough places to explore without getting stagnant. While you'd have to think a bit and process things, it wasn't too difficult as to be unplayable, and neither was it too easy to be solvable immediately.
What I enjoyed most about it was the atmosphere - it really captured the vibes of what a similar island might be like, deftly mixing fantasy and history to create an immersive vibe a reader could certainly enjoy. The little descriptions, the characters' vocabulary, and their manner of speaking proved to add color to a story that shows itself to be more than a detective game.
All in all, a fun play, and I'll be certain to come back to it! :)
on 4/4/2021 11:05:28 AM with a score of 0
Just a hint, it's easy to read the coded notes if you use Notepad++ and break them up so that there's one word on each numbered line. You can find Fibonacci sequence generators online, if...adding two numbers is too difficult for you...
I'm still solving this, I think I know who did it and I have the location of the treasure, just trying to piece it all together when the questions are asked at the end. I'll need to explore more...there's a lot to do here in the time frame and I keep getting lost and wasting turns when walking the paths with compass directions.
I love the setting and the island has a great sense of history.
on 4/3/2021 10:04:55 PM with a score of 0
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