Stop a serial killer in this mystery adventure game
- Non-linear gameplay
- Reminiscent of older, traditional PC games
- Challenging puzzles
- Exciting, detailed storyline
- Some text pop-ups are repetitive
- Graphics are still-frame and basic
Art of Murder: Cards of Destiny is an adventure game that combines action and puzzle solving.
First there was Art of Murder: FBI Confidential. Now in Art of Murder: Cards of Destiny, FBI agent Nicole Bonnet returns in an attempt to stop a serial killer whose signature involves leaving playing cards by his victims' bodies.
Art of Murder: Cards of Destiny requires players to solve puzzles in order to advance in the game. These puzzles vary in difficulty, depending on your individual strengths and weaknesses. Some require users to collect items for use against future obstacles, memorize sequences or arrange images to make a full picture. Players who prefer their PC games full of action might become bored with these types of games, although they're very suitable for people who prefer to take time to think through solutions.
The graphics in Art of Murder: Cards of Destiny are what you'd expect in a still-frame game - detailed but not on par with some of the most graphically impressive games available today. In fact, Art of Murder: Cards of Destiny's graphics are quite reminiscent of games in its genre that came out of the 90s. On occasion, there are action frames, although players can't make their character interact within them. When solving puzzles, an even more detailed image will appear overlaying the general still-frame.
You talk to other characters and interact with your surroundings in general in Art of Murder: Cards of Destiny by clicking and reading text boxes that appear on the screen. Some objects won't produce any objects, which implies their lack of significance in your current task. Other objects or characters will end up giving you repetitive text boxes if you repeatedly click on them. Much of the text contains clues that you'll need to make use of to solve future puzzles, so be on the look out.
Art of Murder: Cards of Destiny does contain sensitive content, so it may not be suitable for younger children.
Fans of puzzle solving PC games with engaging storylines will enjoy Art of Murder: Cards of Destiny.