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Ben Jordan - Paranormal Investigator Review
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DFG Exclusive Review Summary
- Witty dialogue.
- Good accompanying music.
- Amusing story line and plot details.
- Graphics are not the least bit remarkable.
- Sometimes difficult to know what items in a scene must be added to inventory.
- Some content more appropriate for an adult audience.
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Special Note: Why We Discontinued This Game
It was brought to our attention that this game contains some contain that is questionable for younger players.
An exciting adventure into the paranormal!
Ben Jordan is a young college graduate with a knack for mixing it up with the strange and legendary. "Ben Jordan: Paranormal Investigator" is actually an 8 part long adventure series, with each part bringing a new and mysterious case for Ben to explore and solve.
Join Ben as he steps into the unknown, and exploit your wits to help him uncover the truth. You'll help Ben investigate into all sorts of paranormal phenomena in locations all around the globe, so get ready to have some fun being as observant as you can be!
Ben Jordan Cases:
- Case 1: In Search of the Skunk Ape
- Case 2: The Lost Galleon of the Salton Sea
- Case 3: The Sorceress of Smailholm
- Case 4: Horror at Number 50
- Case 5: Land of the Rising Dead
- Case 6: Scourge of the Sea People
- Case 7: The Cardinal Sins
- Case 8: ?
Ben Jordan - Paranormal Investigator Review
- Review by Sara
With seven different cases already available as separate games, as well as an eighth on the way, this freeware hearkens back to adventure games of old that were known for their extreme level of difficulty and humorous dialogue.
Sometimes a Bit Tough
In fact, the most apparent negative aspect of this game is that it may be rather difficult at times to discern which items in a location must be added to the inventory and missing obtaining a key object could tragically hurt you at a later point in the game. Adventure enthusiasts will enjoy this aspect as it truly adds to the adventure of the game, producing different results according to which actions are taken previously and which objects are collected.
Some Content Not Suitable for Kids
Dialogue is particularly amusing, including a sarcastic narrator, crazed environmentalist protester, and somewhat fatalistic receptionist and park ranger. It is worth noting that some dialogue, particularly a conversation between Ben and aforementioned park ranger, is of a suggestive nature and is not be suitable for children. Furthermore, the conclusion to the game explicitly deals with drugs and parents should be warned of this content.
Background music varies by location, often changing with each new area entered. The music itself typically has a good beat and adds to the overall ambiance of the game.
The plot is intriguing and takes a new take on investigations into the paranormal. Don't expect Bill Murray to bust in wearing full Ghostbusters attire as Ben Jordan is a professional in an odd career, but his snarly sense of humor and host of peculiar cases will keep you entertained for hours. Graphics were a bit behind the times even at their release date, but the picture is always fully visible with enough clarity that the quality of the game is not severely diminished by this production aspect.
Each of the seven different cases is linked together by a common over arching plot that is slowly revealed in each release, including searching for a Lost Galleon, battling with a sorceress, and conquering the living dead!
Conclusion - Good for Older Adventure Enthusiasts
Ben Jordan – Paranormal Investigator is most highly recommended to avid adventure gamers who will enjoy the challenge presented through object location difficulty but due to the game's content, not recommended for younger players.
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