Few games have made me feel as split in my opinion as Detective Grimoire. There’s an undeniable charm to it that kept a smile on my face the whole time I was playing, but there are scads of equally undeniable flaws in the design and writing. Where I was craving “ah-ha!” moments, I found only “uh-huhs.” That said, I backed it when it was on Kickstarter, and I’d do the same again.
The Vian brothers are an incredibly talented pair deserving of every chance at success they can get. Speaking of, their game is up on Steam Greenlight right now. I’ve already voted for it, and I urge you to do the same. If it feels like I’m sending mixed messages here, read that first sentence again and stop complaining.