Medieval Cop Adam and Eva
Sadly, you opened your eyes today and once again, you are still alive, but barely. At least, that is how sadistically minded, eternal pessimist detective Dregg Morriss might put it. For once, he only wanted to have a decent birthday. The game opens with a flash-forward of him and the Crown Prince of Scion, one of the kingdoms in the game, laying on the floor soaked in blood and left to die.
But hang on, we are getting ahead of ourselves. Around eight hours ahead, to be exact. In this seventh installment (that's right, seventh!) of Medieval Cop, after helping a friend with an "investigation" of who stole some cookies, duty soon calls you to a matter of far greater urgency: a sequence of murders happening every hour. To avoid causing mass panic amongst the ranks, the knowledge is kept strictly to a small group, and not even let out to all the soldiers. The detectives divide and conquer, visiting murder scenes to examine evidence for clues. Much like VasantJ's previous games, Adam and Eva is rife with plot twists and dark humor.
A signature mechanic to this game series is the Dimensional Debate (or in this game, a quick debate). When it's time for a bombshell allegation that makes everyone in the room (rightfully) question Dregg's sanity, Medieval Cop steps in and elevates psychological warfare to whole new level. You'll have to draw connections between specific pieces of evidence and reasoning to wear down your opponent physically and mentally, closing every loophole until they are forced to confess. Mistakes are permitted, but make too many and Dregg will tire out, making you restart the game from the last time you saved.
If you thought solving a murder mystery would round out our protagonist's birthday, well, you clearly don't know Dregg! After a suspicious letter instructing him to come alone to a warehouse by the docks, he is once again off on a mission. But it isn't all fun and games, and instead is where the real murkiness begins...
One thing to make note of before playing is that this game features several quick response events, where you must answer a question before time runs out, or it will be counted wrong regardless. It was new to this game and personally not my favorite, but still it made an excellent Point and Click, fairly lighthearted game overall. While this chapter fares well in regard to being self-contained, its half-dozen predecessors will give you plenty more laughs and surprises whether you are looking for more or just want to enjoy every dreg of the story.
Enjoy your adventure and be careful - for the citizens of Rightia, it is very much a matter of life and death!