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  • Summary: Solve Pixel Puzzles to find clues. Use those clues to interrogate witnesses. Work your way to the truth... ...and uncover the mystery of Murder by Numbers.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Dec 2, 2020
    95
    Overall this is a game no fan of Picross (or nonograms) should miss. It is just as essential as Jupiter’s Picross-e and Picross-s series.
  2. Mar 5, 2020
    90
    This charming crime drama is packed with emotion, and provides the perfect framework for your journey into Picross. Murder by Numbers masterful learning curve and beautiful art style will keep you coming back for more, and its heart-felt story will stop you from ever putting it down.
  3. Mar 5, 2020
    85
    Detective fans will enjoy how much interaction there is with the game, but the linear story leaves little room for any real consequences. Although it has a slow start, Murder by Numbers picks up speed with the help of the charming relationship between Honor and SCOUT and their determination to solve this mystery.
  4. Mar 5, 2020
    80
    The game is a charming concoction full of endearing characters and set to a wondrous soundtrack.
  5. Mar 11, 2020
    80
    Murder by Numbers successfully blends a Phoenix Wright-style visual novel with a Picross-style puzzle game by making each aspect great in its own right.
  6. Mar 6, 2020
    80
    A whole heap of well-designed nonograms spread out across a well-written story which is delightful to look at and listen to makes Murder by Numbers an easy recommendation.
  7. Apr 27, 2020
    60
    Murder by Numbers combines the unlikely trio of maths, melodrama and murder in a stylishly animated equation that is somewhat unbalanced by its repetitive Picross puzzles.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Aug 29, 2020
    8
    Murder By Numbers is the combination of number-pixel puzzles and a slew of murder mysteries wrapped inside of a pretty short game (dependingMurder By Numbers is the combination of number-pixel puzzles and a slew of murder mysteries wrapped inside of a pretty short game (depending on how fast you can solve them). MBN's difficulty does ramp up fast. With that increase of difficulty I did find myself getting tired out after one puzzle. Some may find this as a negative, but I think that's great. This does mean that the overarching story is a little lengthy because lots of time needs to be invested in each puzzle. However, that's perfectly fine for me. That's even par for the course when it comes to puzzle games.

    Definitely a recommend.
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