Mortimer Beckett and the Crimson Thief (Big Fish Games)
When a mysterious thief goes from country to country stealing valuable artifacts, it’s up to Mortimer to stop him. Will he be successful, or is this one challenge too great for Mortimer Beckett.
I have to say, this is the first of the series that deals with something that’s not supernatural, science fiction, or fantasy. This one actually plays out like a mystery novel except you know whom the culprit is. You just don’t know what the culprit’s up to. In some ways, the game reminds me of a Sherlock Holmes story where Arsene Lupin challenged him in the same manner.
The game play’s a little bit different from the last two games. You still go around collecting items to add to your inventory through the map.
However, you also have the challenge of collecting pieces of various tickets. After finding the artifact, you use the ticket you assembled to go to the next country. I have no idea why someone would tear up tickets and leave them scattered in hard to find places, but it saves money on travel. Sometimes, you might have to play mini-games and ask citizens for help in order to advance through the story.
If you’re stuck, use a hint.
This game is rather addictive. I give it 7 out of 10, a classic mystery with a modern day twist.