Detective DI – Historical Detective Di Renjie Game
Nupixo Games released their newest point and click adventure game Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders to Steam on May 1st, 2019. Loosely based on the historical detective Di Renjie, the game guides you through an engaging a creative narrative set during the reign of the first and last Empress of China: Wu Zetian. There’s a lot to love about this game, so let’s dive in!
When I first heard that Nupixo was releasing this game, my little murder mystery heart leaped for joy. I grew up playing games such as The 7th Guest, The 11th Hour, Nancy Drew, and of course the Amnesia series. I also enjoy games that ground themselves in history and are inspired by real life events and circumstances. Detective Di is one such game that follows its main protagonist, Detective Di Renjie, through many exciting twists and turns to unravel a more nefarious plot residing just below the surface.
When we are first welcomed into the game, we’re greeting by the thoroughly charming pixel art style graphics. Something about this design had me double checking every little nook and cranny from the get-go. Like most games, there are plenty of red herrings thrown in that actually end up being rather interesting historical tidbits. The drying vegetables on the wall have absolutely nothing to do with the case, but being given the option to mouse over them and click to see the accompanying text helps to root you in the world and give you an understanding of how both the victims and criminals lived.
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