YMMV / Ben Jordan: Paranormal Investigator

  • Awesome Music: The music in Case 6 where Ben is sitting down to dinner with the guy who wrote the P.I. handbook.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Zig-zagged. The Japanese Game Show seems to be set up as this, but it turns out that even if Ben is dropped into the "Pot of Boiling Water" and loses, he is given a Camera as a consolation prize. Guess what he needs to fend off the "Zombie"
  • Crazy Awesome: Just the fact that the big plot twist of Case 1 Deluxe is that a drug dealer found the the game's Bigfoot ripoff, got Bigfoot hooked on cocaine and then got him to guard his hidden cocaine stash.
  • Funny Moments: "It's-a me! The Pope!"
    • Use the hand icon on people and you might get the message, "What are you, Hercrabbiness?"
    • In Case 8, Francisco doesn't miss the chance to have Ben yelling "Goddammit!" in a church, in front of a priest.
      • From the same case, use the hand icon on the priest and the game will actually say "Shouldn't that be the other way around?"
  • Fridge Logic: Jordan gets paid for the Skunk-Ape job, the ghost ship job, and the haunted manor job... but for any of the other games, there's no obvious compensation for his work. How does this kid pay for air fare?
    • In Case 6, one puzzle involves Ben cheating a small bet to get his hands on some Ouzo, involving guessing how many fingers a guy is holding behind his friend, using a mirror placed on the wall to cheat. However, if one notices something, his friend has no reflection in the mirror. Shouldn't Ben Jordan have pointed out that he was a vampire?
    • In Case 8, we find out that removing a relic from its place causes paranormal phenomena. So why did nothing happen when Ben removed the Sacred Heart?
    • Also from Case 8: how fast did Percy drive to get from Rome to London, also counting the time to cross the Channel by train or ship while dragging an unconscious Ben along, in less than 48 hours?
  • Nightmare Fuel: the Headless Vampire in Case 8. Not much in the graphical representation (it may be even cross into Narm when it appears on screen) but in the concept and especially in its origin story.
  • Special Effect Failure: Francisco simply pixelated a picture of a real phone for case 4, and it looks hideously out of place.
  • Technology Marches On: Ben's phone in case 4 looks a bit more like a toy. To be fair; around the timeframe the games take in (2004), models of that kind of phone still existed and given that Ben doesn't make a lot of money, maybe he still has a cheap phone he was given in college.
  • The Untwist: Oh, come on, there's no way Percival could be the traitor mentioned in the beginning of Case 1 Deluxe, it's too bloody obvious! Right? ...Right?
  • What the Hell, Hero?: An early puzzle in Case 6.