This is City Interactive's first game for North American audiences. Looking through their catalog of games back across the Atlantic, it's also their first Adventure game. For a first attempt, this isn't bad. Art of Murder certainly has its flaws, but if you can deal with the monotony, there's a nice story and some interesting puzzles to occupy you for a few days. For a budget title, you can certainly do a lot worse. As this is the biggest week of the year for adventure games, you might choose to invest in the Homestar Runner, Dracula, or other titles soon to be available.