After rebooting the sun using a rocket imbued with a gemstone from the help of druids while in Ireland, I knew The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark was something special. Spooky Doorway returns in spooktacular fashion with Season 2 of their comedy slash supernatural point-and-click adventure series, The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark. While it’s entirely new, it manages to feel like classic adventure games while relying on its satirical and sardonic humor established in the debut entry. If you need a good laugh, The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark shines with every written word.
The Darkside Detective is a collection of six cases that play out like a short story series in traditional adventure game ways. Developer Spooky Doorway’s first-outing with a game like this, nails every joke and puzzle in a concise way that works really well. The look and sound of the game is so memorable and interesting, the music will be stuck in your head for days. The Darkside Detective never overstays its welcome, but does feel like it just got there when the credits roll, which leaves you wanting more.