Ooh, this looks great! I'll be wanting to play this when it comes out.
that is some background and character art you've got there!
And the programming's lovely too right? RIGHT?!
Wow, this is looking great!
Something I noticed is that when the characters are talking they change their pose/expression very abruptly, that jumped out a lot to me. It's kind of distracting.
Besides that it's looking awsome, keep it up!
Yeah, the videos are just test conversations, not the in-game real thing. They'll be kept less abrupt in the game. Thanks though!
I'm not in love with the art style, but it grew on me after seeing it in motion. The animations are great, and the characters have a lot of life. There are a few things bothering me in your texts ('Well...thanks.' instead of 'Well... Thanks., ...? instead of ..?, !? instead of ?!, and beginning a sentence with the word but), but that's not something that would ruin the game for me, and even less so for most of the audience, haha. That's just me being pedantic.
I like the music! It fits in and doesn't interfere with the voice acting (which is nice too, even though I prefer British English). I just recently tried out Monkey Island for the iPad, without really having any previous experiences with this kind of games, and I really liked it, even though it was a bit too hard for me, and I ended up pressing the screen with three fingers to get clues a lot of the time, so I am definitely interested in playing this when I get my iPad in about a month, even though I guess it won't be released by then, but at least I'll have an iPad when it does!
Keep going. I'll stay tuned.
The text in the videos wasn't the final script. The script has now been written though, and scrutinized for this sort of thing - I'm a stickler for it, just like you!
I need to get my hands on an iPad too, for testing and such. I'm pretty excited to see it on the larger screen!
Oooh, man! I totally remember when you guys came out with original Detective Grimoire. I really enjoyed that game. I'm looking forward to seeing this completed.
Edit: Just to sate my own curiosity, I went back in Newgrounds and read my old review of the original Detective Grimoire. I had forgotten about "the eye," which kind of broke the first game. You're not including that in the new one, are you?
Thanks, glad you recognized it! There's no more eye stuff in this game, we're keeping it simple and detectivey!