As a relative fan of the first game in the Vera Blanc series I was eager to check out this new entry. Many of the elements of the first are still in place, with you working with your partner to get to the bottom of an unusual supernatural mystery while trying to avoid perils while engaging in a variety of relatively simple (optional) mini games. The thing is, this go around feels a bit different in a negative way as there seems to be a much more consciously overt effort to sexualize Vera that just feels tacky and undermines her as a character. Tack on that the number of decision points in the early going by comparison are lacking, making you feel more along for the ride than participating compared to the first game. I hope if there are further outings there can be a better balance of elements and a focus on Vera’s character rather than her bustline.
Justin Nation, Score: