Great Adventure Game
It was so much fun to spend time with Tex Murphy again. The acting, story, game play, humor, and graphics were great. You get to see all the old Tex Murphy characters and meet a few more. I played the "Casual" difficulty. The first part of the game takes place in Tex's neighborhood and you get to see clips from the previous Tex games. When you get to the Tesla Society, it's like playing a different game-even more fun! The only reason this is not rated a five is because of the "Death Factor." There are just too many things that you have to avoid, which are tedious. Choosing a wrong discussion point or getting too close to a mutant and dying is fine, but avoiding the random giant bees and the blue energy ball was annoying. The other problem was that it was too easy to skip a puzzle, some of which were hard. I mistakenly clicked on the wrong icon twice and skipped the puzzle instead of just exiting from it. It would be nice if they had the words "SKIP" & "EXIT" on the puzzle sceens. The game includes a point system that I didn't pay any attention to, but for some it would make the game more replayable by trying to improve their "Spade and Marlowe scale of private eye intelligence". All in all this is a fun game and I recommend it to any true adventure gamer.