Investigator and the Case of the Chekhov's Gun
Times are tough for murderers these days with the Investigator prowling the streets solving crimes left and right, always with a handy sidekick. There is no case that has gone unsolved since Investigator the Alligator has come along, and with his sidekicks to help him, he's sure to always have an audience to appreciate his brilliance, and all his puns, too. In Investigator and the Case of the Chekhov's Gun, a point-and-click adventure mystery by The Sky & the Sea, you investigate a fishy suicide. Playing as Bad Luck Duck, the Investigator's faithful right-hand-man for this case, find the clues scattered about and help interrogate the people of interest. You can click on items when the mouse turns into a magnifying glass, and then clicking on each interrogation room will give you your questioning options. While that's about all there is to this simple game, the mystery is still puzzling and will keep you thinking up until the time when the pressure is on to condemn someone to the crime. With its short length, it's the perfect pick-me-up for your day during your break. If a murder most foul brightens your day, that is.
Investigator and the Case of the Chekhov's Gun has some really cute artwork, plus everyone is an adorable animal with a cheesy name. It would seem like a pretty safe games for kids, even with the small-ish puddle of blood coming from the dead body. But once you get in the game there is a lot more not-so-friendly content, hence the rating. Drugs are brought up, though the drug is catnip, and there are a lot of not-so-subtle hints about a female's barely legal occupation. So it's safe to say this is more of a game for the older adults even with the fun puns that are everywhere. But even without the iffy content, the mystery in this game is actually a mystery. It's a game where you have to put the pieces together and it isn't just handed to you. Nothing is obvious, and as far as I could tell there are no dead giveaways. However, this is a game you can't lose since you play as the sidekick and even if you're wrong, your Investigator will just give you a large toothy grin and politely correct your mistake before explaining who the real killer was. The Investigator and the Case of Chekhov's Gun is a light-hearted game with a little heavy content, but it's sure one that will keep you involved and smiling even around the deceased. So saddle up Bad Luck Duck because the game is afoot!