Zombie Society - Dead Detective
Few matters could be of greater urgency to a zombie than the unaccounted disappearance of a large number of brains. After all, this vital staple of the zombie diet is to die for! If you remember joining Detective Margh in Lu Muja's three-part thriller interactive comic tale expanded into interactive fiction, then it's probably a dead giveaway that you'll love this prequel adventure. Margh is sitting in his office when an older zombie comes in, looking to hire him for his services in regard to help with a robbery. You'll be asked to delve right in, taking down notes before your conversation with him even starts. If Sherlock Holmes were a zombie, he would be impressssssed!
You will use these observations together to form "deaductions," small facts based on logic. From several deaductions, you then form the conclusion - in this case, that the stolen object's great value was not monetary, but instead purely sentimental. This is merely the beginning, and serves as a small aperitif to the larger framework of the game and the mystery. Along the way, you'll involuntarily acquire the zombie Ghvnn as a sidekick. Sometimes, conflicting facts will give more than one possible inference, and it's up to you to reason out which of them makes most sense.
Lu Muja offers a charming story and plenty of text and characters to get wrapped into in this point and click. The prequel helps to provide character development and insight into the beloved three part game that follows, explaining where Margh reluctantly picked up Ghynn. At some points it is possible to get weighed down or miss clues, but for the most part this game avoids the tedious pixel hunts, and the catchy, upbeat music will help you through. If you don't solve everything completely (and correctly) on your first playthrough, there is replay value to try and resolve the complete story to your satisfaction.
You will need all your brains in this marriage of point-and-click and detective thriller. Keep an eye on them, though, or they might inadvertently fall prey to Ghynn's insatiable appetite!