Same price point as before. For what it's worth, I thought the second Post Mortem, Death in La-La Land, was really solid and a huge improvement from the first one, so hopefully this one continues the upward trend.
Just got confirmation from the MPC that this is the final “intended” Post Mortem case, not just LA. They said that there’s always a chance that things will change in the future, but that for now this is it.
All right, finally got a chance to solve this, and I have mixed feelings. It makes an excellent first impression; the writing in the pulp novel is again very good, and the evidence bags/props, while not as dynamic and interactive as La La Land's were, are all very well done (and to be fair, there's one incredibly awesome prop in this that's almost worth the price of the box alone). There's also what I think is a super clever mechanic that allows you to revisit places and gain new information. I also at first found it took me much longer to sort through all of the different suspects and information compared to the first two boxes, to the point where I was almost a bit intimidated by the amount of info I was dealing with.
But then I followed up on a couple of other leads and had one dramatic encounter/interview, and suddenly the whole thing became almost laughably simple. There was frankly too much evidence that pointed towards the right person after that big scene. I also found the logic puzzle in this one to be much easier to solve than the one in La La Land, though it was still a perfectly fine and satisfying puzzle.
The other negative is that this one needed some proofreading. There were a number of missing periods at the ends of sentences and there was one narrative detail in one scene that I think was just an oversight but stood out (it would be like in a film if someone was wearing a scarf in one scene and then suddenly wasn't wearing it in the next shot in the scene). Perhaps most annoying of all was a setup where you could bring items to someone (actual props in the box) and if the items had numbers on them, you needed to manipulate the digits on the items to get the lead you were supposed to turn to. Problem is, that mechanic worked for some items but not for others. I have a feeling that this one was a tiny bit rushed to try to get it out by the holidays, as the other Post Mortem boxes have been very tightly edited and presented.
I'd say that this one is my second favorite, with La La Land being my runaway favorite and Lights Camera Murder being fine but kind of muddled and having dull props. I can't say that I'm exactly sad or disappointed that Post Mortem seems to be ending with this case, but I did very much enjoy them, much more so than I thought I would when the concept was first announced, and I'm intrigued by the general format and its potential.
Last Edit: Dec 4, 2019 23:07:12 GMT -5 by dmikester
Post by centaurofattn on Jan 25, 2020 16:27:44 GMT -5
I finally sat down and finished this and I agree that there were a lot of leads and witnesses, and I too struggled with some aspects of the number manipulation. Especially where it directed "where have you hear this before? Take that lead and reverse it" and me thinking "well, did not write down every lead I visited soooooo." I also somehow deduced some people/places to visit that from the text, I must have skipped steps. At some point I could open evidence E and had to go back because I hadn't opened C or D yet. Or I'd visit somewhere and Flora was with me, but I hadn't met her yet haha.
Most striking to me was the actual story line. This one was really dark. And sad. And real. I found myself tearing up reading the conclusion and feeling bad for everyone. The other stories had some good twist endings (like La La Land) but still felt cheesy enough to be light hearted. This one felt more intense - it would make a good movie haha.
Centaur for short. "Everything that is meant to happen does. Eventually." -American Beauty
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