A mystery-themed japanese console/computer game from the 80's, and a true underdog
to boot. It was originally developed by Kyodai for the TurboGrafx
and then ported to PC
. The PC conversion had EGA
graphics that weren't match for the digitized video of the console CD-ROM
version, but both versions excel in plot and gameplay quality.
The player has to investigate the murder of a successful businessman through an entirely menu-driven user interface. Suspects can be asked questions, arrested and interrogated, and evidence has to be collected while the case gradually progresses towards a climactic (not to mention surprising) end.
The sheer number of different characters, most having something to hide, and the complex storyline ensure many hours of engrossing gameplay.
One of my all-time favorite games.