Trouble is brewing on the small island of New Ginen, a tropical paradise filled with chain stores and privileged tourists; one where “local color and colonial corruption clash in a desperate battle for survival”. Wait. Paradise? Well, tropical in any case, and speaking of cases… Voodoo Detective‘s latest could very well be his last too if he isn’t careful!
Details? Pah! What kind of mystery would it be if – alright, fine: “the threads of reality are threatening to unravel” (or so the creator of Voodoo Detective claims), and that’s all you’re getting. After all, even a tiny hint as to what might be at stake here should be enough when combined with those lovely hand-drawn locales and characters, groovy tunes, and voice acting from a cast with plenty of prior experience. Quite the cocktail, I’d say.
It’s time to don your fedora and trench coat, detective, you’ve got a mystery to solve!
Now, I’m not entirely certain as to which aspects of Voodoo Detective are in fact inspired by Monkey Island, although hopefully not its more obscure puzzles (money wrench, anyone?). Oh, wait: the art style is actually rather reminiscent of Curse of Monkey Island, now that I look closer, and I suppose the two titles do have another aspect in common – that overarching voodoo theme! Interesting.
With all that in mind… are you ready to solve this grand mystery before things get even worse? Clock’s ticking, Voodoo Detective.