As always, I review mostly on the game play and leave the story to others to review. I'm really liking what I'm seeing from this new game.
Donna Brave: The Strangler of Paris has a terrific gameplay and an excellent storyline. I am playing these games to relax and for their entertainment value so I don't want to be stressed to much with puzzles I can't solve. Not only are there a lot of puzzles but some are different and some are challenging.
The graphics weren't all that bad. Some of the cutscenes were clear and the colors crisp. The Hidden Object Scenes are well done, again the devs have done a nice job of keeping the items true to the period of time.
Those looking for an intense challenge won't get it from the game either. I think all levels of players will find this one fun for one reason or another.
The Collector's Edition is also quite rewarding, it includes a strategy guide, wallpapers, concept art, a screensaver, soundtracks, achievements, collectibles, morphing objects, and a secret room. The remaining extras are the standard fluff but for new gamers the in-game strategy guide is always a benefit.
There is a good jump map available, that shows where an available task is located, You have an interactive, transporter type map to help you move quickly between locales. The Strategy Guide, of course, tells you where they are.
Music is soothing until something is either happening or about to happen, then it cuts loose. Animation is excellent, movement are very smooth.
Donna Brave: The Strangler of Paris has a great story, cute hidden object scenes, fun puzzles!
All in all, Donna Brave: The Strangler of Paris is a good game. Not an amazing one.