2 different endings
Ben returns home to recover from his last adventure. He gets a phone call from his friends Simon and Alice to say that there have been some murders in a place called Osaka in Japan. Simon thinks that it may be paranormal related, and wants to go and check it out.
Ben and Simon fly out to Osaka (with Alice flying out the next day) to investigate. They soon find out there is a lot more to the murders than what they first thought, and they even find themselves in danger!
While the gang are in Japan, Ben is learning to cope with his past. I liked how this was dealt with because it makes him seem more 'real' somehow.
There is a nice twist to the murders - but I will let you discover it for yourself.
When you learn a valuable piece of information, you gain some points. You also hear a gong, which is a nice touch since the game is based in Japan.
There is also a handy 'Notebook' feature. Click on the notebook to see your currant objectives. This helps you if you get a bit lost.
There are 2 different endings, and you will enjoy playing the game again to see both endings.
You can see a close-up of someone's face as they talk, which is a nice touch. Some of the backgrounds and buildings are just lovely to look at. In the hotel, you can even turn on the TV to see Pikachu!
MUSIC AND SOUND EFFECTS
There are lots of good sound effects in this game. You can hear Ben opening and shutting a door, or Simon as he taps on his laptop. I like how Ben knocks on a door before entering, and the noise of the elevators were especially good. As I mentioned earlier, the gong sounding as you gain points was a lovely touch.
I was a little disappointed that Percy Jones is not in this game, considering his role in the previous adventure, but hopefully that will be explained in the next 'chapter'.
There are many other interesting characters that you meet, but I will let you discover them for yourself.
The whole murder plot is very interesting, with a clever twist.
The game really draws you in as you get to know these characters. It leaves you on a cliffhanger, and you HAVE to know what happens next.
I highly recommend this game.
Review by: Frodo
Some graphic violence. Themes of murder and zombies
Safe for ages: 15+