History VideoGame / DetectiveGrimoire

29th Dec '16 8:00:55 AM BountyBeast
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* StylisticSuck: The notebook puzzles feature crude stick figure doodles of the situation Grimoire is trying to solve.
4th Dec '16 11:40:07 PM BountyBeast
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* HallOfMirrors: The crimscene.

to:

* HallOfMirrors: The crimscene.crimescene.



* AlliterativeName: Bobby Burle, Boggy's Bog, Edward "Echo" Everstone, Richard Remington, Sally Spears, Vincent Van De Peer.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Edward Everstone. At least Grimoire likes it.
* ContinuityNod: Several references to the first game are made.



* TechnicolorToxin: [[spoiler: the poison used to make Remington ill was a green powder]]
* SwampsAreEvil: Grimmoire often goes on about how disgusting and creepy the swamp in while other suspects actually find it rather beautiful. But he does have a point considering the Swamp is the scene of a murder.

to:

* TechnicolorToxin: [[spoiler: ** The ghost from VideoGame/HauntTheHouse is seen a few times, and is required for an achievement.
** Show
the poison used [[spoiler:missing journal page]] to make Remington ill was a green powder]]
Agent Folder for an Franchise/IndianaJones [[ItBelongsInAMuseum reference]].
* SwampsAreEvil: Grimmoire Grimoire often goes on about how disgusting and creepy the swamp in while other suspects actually find it rather beautiful. But he does have a point considering the Swamp is the scene of a murder.murder.
* TechnicolorToxin: [[spoiler: The poison used to make Remington ill was a green powder.]]
3rd Nov '16 12:34:52 PM Catie13
Is there an issue? Send a Message





!!Tropes:

to:

!!Tropes:
!!Tropes



* UsefulNotes/BritishCoppers: Officer James, and he also is the only cop around most of the time. [[CaptainObvious The game is probably set in the UK.]]
* CreepyChild: The girl Grimoire meets at the entrance to both crimescenes and the 2nd person he meets after James in both cases. She gives you the map and her reapearance means you can access the another part of the map, given the fact that she's a little girl ''at a murder scene'', she's definitely creepy.
* CryptidEpisode: In the second game, the prime murder suspect is "Boggy," a creature rumored to live in the swamp. [[spoiler:The actual culprit was just someone in a costume, but Boggy ''does'' exist.]]
* DeadPanSnarker: Grimoire himself, to [[Franchise/AceAttorney Phoenix-worthy]] levels. Also Officer James, to a certain extent. And about anyone will gain this trait once they start mentioning [[RunningGag Grimoire's hat]].
* {{Expy}}: The main character looks like [[Franchise/AceAttorney Gumshoe]], the developers even note that they explicitly based Grimoire after him.



* RunningGag: The hat, whether absent or not.
** "Your moustache is troubling me. That thing seems to be longer every time I see you."



* MonsterClown: The game drops some pretty broad hints that the clown was the murderer. [[spoiler:He wasn't.]]
* MsFanservice: Sally Spears from the second game certainly counts with her flirty demeanor, skimpy top, [[TightsUnderShorts black legging]] and stretching constantly to draw attention to her [[WhoWearsShortShorts tight short shorts]].
* NiceHat: A RunningGag is pointing out the aversion of the detective having a nice hat. He apparently has one in the sequel, before shortly losing the hat. [[spoiler:He gets it back in the end]]
* RunningGag: The hat, whether absent or not.
** "Your moustache is troubling me. That thing seems to be longer every time I see you."
* SequelHook: The second game end with 'ToBeContinued', tying in with the victim's background story.
* ShoutOut: Detective Grimoire makes a snarky remark about [[Franchise/ProfessorLayton the guy with the top hat]].
* StealthHiBye: The girl seems to vanish without a trace in both games.




to:

* EveryoneIsASuspect: Naturally, it is a whodunit after all. the only person not a suspect is yourself, the little girl and Officer James.
* TheSummation: Every good mystery has one and you as the player have to piece everything together at the end
* FairPlayWhodunnit: fits this trope to a T
* WhoMurderedTheAsshole [[spoiler: you find out that both victims were not pleasant people.]]
** [[spoiler: The first victum hugh was a very lazy and unagreeable old man who was half deaf, he did not get along with anyone at his work and left the funhouse he was in charge of in ruins]]
** [[spoiler: Remmington seems fine at first but as the story goes on it is revealed he is actually part of a Secret hunting society and had stolen the land through a legal loophole since it was protected by law to continue to hunt to the elusive Boggy to add to his cryptid Collection.]]
* PointAndClickMap: hiven to you by the mysterious little girl in both games.
* HyperspaceArsenal: Lampshaded in the second game by both Sally and Grimmoire
** Sally asks where the detective keeps all his stuff and asks if he keeps them in his pockets.
** Grimmoire asks where little keeps putting all her items noting her dress doesn't even have pockets.
----
[[foldercontrol]]

[[folder:Main/First Game]]
* RedHerring: The Fight between Ricky and Charles was set out as a red herring, it even says so in game.
* HallOfMirrors: The crimscene.
* CraggyIslandFunFair: Justified because Jerry says it is made to look this way on purpose to give a creepy feeling.
* HouseOfBrokenMirrors: The mirror next to the body is shattered and broken and it is obvious not all the glass shards are there.
* MirrorMonster: Inverted because [[spoiler: the killer broke the glass to prevent this very trope and being seen by the victim as he inspected the broken mirror]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Main/Second Game]]
* CryptidEpisode: In the second game, the prime murder suspect is "Boggy," a creature rumored to live in the swamp. [[spoiler:The actual culprit was just someone in a costume, but Boggy ''does'' exist.]]
* SequelHook: The second game end with 'ToBeContinued', tying in with the victim's background story.
* ShoutOut: Detective Grimoire makes a snarky remark about [[Franchise/ProfessorLayton the guy with the top hat]].
* TechnicolorToxin: [[spoiler: the poison used to make Remington ill was a green powder]]
* SwampsAreEvil: Grimmoire often goes on about how disgusting and creepy the swamp in while other suspects actually find it rather beautiful. But he does have a point considering the Swamp is the scene of a murder.
[[/folder]]
20th Sep '16 9:25:57 AM Willbyr
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* DeadPanSnarker: Grimoire himself, to [[PhoenixWright Phoenix-worthy levels]]. Also Officer James, to a certain extent. And about anyone will gain this trait once they start mentioning [[RunningGag Grimoire's hat]].
* {{Expy}}: The main character looks like [[PhoenixWright Gumshoe]], the developers even note that they explicitly based Grimoire after him.

to:

* DeadPanSnarker: Grimoire himself, to [[PhoenixWright Phoenix-worthy levels]].[[Franchise/AceAttorney Phoenix-worthy]] levels. Also Officer James, to a certain extent. And about anyone will gain this trait once they start mentioning [[RunningGag Grimoire's hat]].
* {{Expy}}: The main character looks like [[PhoenixWright [[Franchise/AceAttorney Gumshoe]], the developers even note that they explicitly based Grimoire after him.
20th Sep '16 9:22:54 AM Willbyr
Is there an issue? Send a Message





* ArtShift: The first game is very much an {{Animesque}} VisualNovel, complete with characters communicating entirely in grunts and electronic buzzing (much in the style of its [[PhoenixWright source of inspiration]]) - the background and tone are bleak and realistic, in-keeping with the Creepy Horror aesthetic. The sequel, on the other hand, has a much more quirky and colourful approach of European WesternAnimation (á la ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfKells Cartoon]] [[WesternAnimation/SongOfTheSea Saloon]]''), with stylised (and animated) character models, full voice acting and lush hand-drawn backgrounds.

to:

* ArtShift: The first game is very much an {{Animesque}} VisualNovel, complete with characters communicating entirely in grunts and electronic buzzing (much in the style of its [[PhoenixWright [[Franchise/AceAttorney source of inspiration]]) - the background and tone are bleak and realistic, in-keeping with the Creepy Horror aesthetic. The sequel, on the other hand, has a much more quirky and colourful approach of European WesternAnimation (á la ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfKells Cartoon]] [[WesternAnimation/SongOfTheSea Saloon]]''), with stylised (and animated) character models, full voice acting and lush hand-drawn backgrounds.


Added DiffLines:

30th May '16 5:35:10 PM EvilSandwich83
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* MsFanservice: Sally Spears from the second game certainly counts with her flirty demeanor, skimpy top, [[TightsUnderShorts black legging]] and stretching constantly to draw attention to her [[WhoWearsShortShorts tight short shorts]].
28th Nov '15 4:46:29 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ArtShift: The first game is very much an {{Animesque}} VisualNovel, complete with characters communicating entirely in grunts and electronic buzzing (much in the style of its [[PhoenixWright source of inspiration]]) - the background and tone are bleak and realistic, in-keeping with the Creepy Horror aesthetic. The sequel, on the other hand, has a much more quirky and colourful approach of European WesternAnimation (á la ''[[Film/TheSecretOfKells Cartoon]] [[WesternAnimation/SongOfTheSea Saloon]]''), with stylised (and animated) character models, full voice acting and lush hand-drawn backgrounds.

to:

* ArtShift: The first game is very much an {{Animesque}} VisualNovel, complete with characters communicating entirely in grunts and electronic buzzing (much in the style of its [[PhoenixWright source of inspiration]]) - the background and tone are bleak and realistic, in-keeping with the Creepy Horror aesthetic. The sequel, on the other hand, has a much more quirky and colourful approach of European WesternAnimation (á la ''[[Film/TheSecretOfKells ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfKells Cartoon]] [[WesternAnimation/SongOfTheSea Saloon]]''), with stylised (and animated) character models, full voice acting and lush hand-drawn backgrounds.
4th Nov '15 6:29:23 AM jeez
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* NiceHat: A RunningGag is pointing out the aversion of the detective having a nice hat. He apparently has one in the sequel, before shortly losing the hat.

to:

* NiceHat: A RunningGag is pointing out the aversion of the detective having a nice hat. He apparently has one in the sequel, before shortly losing the hat. [[spoiler:He gets it back in the end]]


Added DiffLines:

* SequelHook: The second game end with 'ToBeContinued', tying in with the victim's background story.
4th Nov '15 6:26:02 AM jeez
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ArtShift: The first game is very much an {{Animesque}} VisualNovel, complete with characters communicating entirely in grunts and electronic buzzing (much in the style of its [[PhoenixWright source of inspiration]]) - the background and tone are bleak and realistic, in-keeping with the Creepy Horror aesthetic. The sequel, on the other hand, has a much more quirky and colourful approach of European WesternAnimation (á la [[Film/TheSecretOfKells Cartoon]] [[Film/SongOfTheSea Saloon]]), with stylised (and animated) character models, full voice acting and lush hand-drawn backgrounds.

to:

* ArtShift: The first game is very much an {{Animesque}} VisualNovel, complete with characters communicating entirely in grunts and electronic buzzing (much in the style of its [[PhoenixWright source of inspiration]]) - the background and tone are bleak and realistic, in-keeping with the Creepy Horror aesthetic. The sequel, on the other hand, has a much more quirky and colourful approach of European WesternAnimation (á la [[Film/TheSecretOfKells ''[[Film/TheSecretOfKells Cartoon]] [[Film/SongOfTheSea Saloon]]), [[WesternAnimation/SongOfTheSea Saloon]]''), with stylised (and animated) character models, full voice acting and lush hand-drawn backgrounds.
4th Nov '15 4:55:13 AM jeez
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* GenreShift: The first game is a creepy Suspense Mystery with horror elements and traces of humour, whereas the sequel is a light-hearted Comedy Adventure Mystery with elements of Suspense and traces of horror.
This list shows the last 10 events of 20. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=VideoGame.DetectiveGrimoire