Rizzoli & Isles: The Boston Butcher
I feel kind of bad for these ladies. Nobody can ever be happy to see them, since every time they show up, it usually means someone's dead. Sometimes a lot of someones. That's kind of a worse reputation to get stuck with than the gal who double-dips at parties. Rizzoli & Isles: The Boston Butcher from PastelGames drags you out for another fun day of murder, motives, and mystery to solve a case point-and-click adventure style down at the docks. Turns out when a body with severed hands turns up dumped, people don't immediately think "natural causes". Click around to gather the clues in each area, making use of the detective-type tools at your disposal, and don't be afraid to stick your badge in someone's face for answers. Bonus points if you scream "I AM THE LAW" while doing so. You'll have to sleuth your way around the city and return to headquarters frequently to combine evidence to make your case stick when you eventually find a suspect.
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Make no mistake, The Boston Butcher is a gorgeous game. The artwork here is top-notch in a rich oil painting sort of way that really makes you want to sit back and let all the details sink in. Of course, you'll probably have to since that lovely artistic style unfortunately also tends to get in the way of easily identifying points of interest on site, leading to a lot of frustrating pixel-hunting as you wave your cursor over the screen like you're dowsing for water. There isn't a whole lot of direction given, so your best bet is to frequently just talk to everyone, double-check everything, and blast blood spray like you're trying to seal up your beehive hairdo. The Boston Butcher is a bit of bite-sized investigation that might require a bit much of the proverbial eagle-eye for some people, but it's an intriguing and gruesome little mystery that'll help you get your serial-killer fix for the day. Or you could just wait for Dexter to get around to it, but where's the fun in that?