Murder By Numbers combines Picross puzzle solving with graphic novel gameplay and completely nails the experience thanks to its hilarious writing, endearing characters, awesome visuals, and stellar soundtrack. Fans of either genre should fall in love with this game, and newcomers will find a game that’s approachable and addicting.
About The Game
Murder by Numbers, A hybrid visual novel/picross game. My play time is nearly 40 hours, but I’d estimate the VN parts are only about 10-12 hours of that; I spent most of the time staring blankly at picross boards and erasing/restarting after making a few bad moves. Turns out I’m really bad at picross! But I still found it a satisfyingly fun challenge, and it’s a lot more manageable in easy mode.
The character artwork is lovely and very expressive, and I’m a fan of how the chunky white outlines make everything pop from the background. The writing is entertaining, with some memorable characters and amusing dialogue. It’s very Phoenix Wright-esque; not as over-the-top in tone as Phoenix Wright, but enough so that things like “how exactly do police investigations work in this universe” and “why would the killer do something that obvious” don’t really feel out of place. The conclusion of the story is pretty predictable, but there are some surprises along the way.
Minor save/load bugs; saving in the middle of a question drops you back to the main investigation screen on loading, and saving in the middle of a puzzle resets all the completion indicators on loading. Hopefully these can be fixed in a future update. The game was enjoyable enough that I didn’t find the technical issues too annoying, and I’d still recommend it to fans of casual puzzle games and stylized mystery VNs.
OS: Windows 7 or higher (64 bit)
Processor: Intel Core i3 or higher
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: GeForce GTX 660 (2048 MB) or Radeon R9 285 (2048 MB)
Storage: 2 GB available space
How to Download & Install
Click the Download button below and you should be redirected to Upload Haven.
Wait 5 seconds and click on the blue ‘download now’ button. Now let the download begin and wait for it to finish.
right click the .zip file and click on “Extract the game” To do this you must have WinRAR,
Double click inside the game.exe