Monday 5 October, 2020
Finished it! And, I enjoyed it - the gameplay was relaxing and chill despite the terrible hit detection for finding objects.
Once I finished it I looked into a cool little side-activity. The back of the box calls it "Create your own mystery", which I was very intrigued by. It's not quite what I had imagined, but a fun diversion nonetheless. It's basically a mad-libs style mystery. So, there's a pre-written mystery you can experience but before you do that the game asks you to take pictures of specific things like "man" or "container" or "item of clothing" - these are then integrated (as in, shown on a scree) as a detective tells you about the mystery. So, the "suspect" might be the "man" you took a picture of who was covering his face with the "item of clothing" and so on. I think it was like 10 pictures or so, and they're used a few times. Fun little activity - and I like how it used the DS cameras - not that many games allowed for/made use of that potential, so kudos!
In all, a positive and surprising activity - reinforces my notion that we can learn from all kinds of games even when we're not the target audience.