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New York Mysteries: High Voltage - Review

New York Mysteries: High Voltage took us back to the Sing Sing Prison in the 1950s, where a strange phenomenon happened with the security guards! The event is then followed by a series of similar cases around New York City, can you figure it out before the criminal strikes again?


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Name: New York Mysteries: High Voltage Collector's Edition
Release Date: 07 June 2015
Developer: FIVE-BN Games

We got to say, New York Mysteries: High Voltage has one of the best detective storylines we have seen in a HOPA in quite some time. The story was intriguing and captivating and kept us on the edge of our seats right from the beginning to the end. Moreover, the fantastic plot is accompanied by some amazing cutscenes, flawless character animations and solid voice-overs.

The production of New York Mysteries: High Voltage is also praiseworthy. The game takes place in the famous New York City and most of the locations in the game are real-life locations. Thus, the game feels pretty real - which is a breath of fresh air considering the amount of all the fantasy titles we have been getting lately. Besides, the graphics are also sharp and clean, while the soundtracks are fitting for the theme.

Furthermore, the adventure part of New York Mysteries: High Voltage offers a satisfying level of challenge. High Voltage is an extremely busy game, with lots of tasks to do in each area. Some might feel a little overwhelmed by the amount of backtracking they are required to do in the game - regardless, the game comes with a fine Hint button and a comprehensive jump-map which should help with that issue.

We are on the fence about the puzzles in this game. On one hand, they are inventive and required some brainwork; on the other hand, some come with vague instructions and a few are not very entertaining. There is a limited number of hidden object scenes in High Voltage - all highly interactive and fun.

New York Mysteries: High Voltage featured 5 Chapters in the main game, which took us just under 4 hours to complete. The Collector's Edition includes a nice array of achievements, several interesting sets of collectibles, an above-average bonus chapter and other gallery items.

Whether you are looking for a riveting mystery to solve or just a brilliant HOPA to play, New York Mysteries: High Voltage is the one to try.

Graphics: 4.5/5 Stars
Sound: 4/5 Stars
Story: 5/5 Stars
Originality: 4.5/5 Stars
Gameplay: 4.5/5 Stars
Puzzles: 3.5/5 Stars
Control and Navigation: 4.5/5 Stars
Fun Factor: 4.5/5 Stars

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