This game is rated PEGI 12
Our review includes potentially triggering words:
Drug and Racism.
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Posted: 4 weeks ago.
Play consists of two main activities. You investigate each location by clicking on things with your magnifying glass to learn about them and add clues to your notebook. You then interview witnesses and suspects about the clues you have collected. You can select any evidence or statement that you have found or heard to ask someone about, but they might not like your line of questioning and friendly conversations can turn cold very quickly if you ask every person about every topic.
A Case of Distrust looks and sounds unique. Set in 1924 San Francisco with historically accurate details and locations (an underground speakeasy, a smoke-filled billiard hall, a classic barber shop). You move from place to place via a chatty cab driver while grooving to some snappy jazz tunes. The game also touches on historically accurate and relevant themes of poverty, racism, and emancipation that tie into contemporary issues.
The settings menu offers the ability to change the text size (small, medium, and large, and the large is not very big), to make the game fullscreen or windowed, and to adjust the mouse sensitivity. The game is played with the mouse only.
There is a lot of reading for this game, but it is broken down into smaller chunks and may be manageable at a lower reading level.
The notebook keeps excellent track of the clues you have learned, and clicking on any note will give you a reminder of the relevant information about it, which can help with reducing the cognitive load significantly.
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