Vortex Point 4: The Golem
The supernatural investigation team is back in Carmel Games' Vortex Point 4: The Golem, this time with a shiny new office, and two brutal beatings to look into. In this mysterious point-and-click adventure game, you once again play Kevin, the lead investigator. When both the victims turn out to be artists, and the police can't find any fingerprints at the scene, they call you to use your superior detecting skills to turn up a lead. This latest case has all the markings of an ancient myth, and it's up to you to put the pieces together.
Watch for the cursor to change, and click on an object to get a description, or to pick it up. Your inventory appears at the bottom of the screen. Click on an inventory item to select it, then again on what you'd like the item to interact with. You can turn off the voice acting and music from the options menu should you desire. This fourth installment of the series is a little more straightforward than some of the earlier games, and I mean that in a good way. There's not much aimless wandering as you've always got a goal in mind when you head out of the office. It would be nice to have once-click access to the map, as you do travel around a bit. The puzzles all make sense, and as long as you've got a sharp eye for detail you shouldn't get too hung up on finding all the items you need. Vortex Point 4 is fairly short, but with a fun story that will leave you feeling satisfied once you crack the case.