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Ben Jordan: Paranormal Investigator Case 2 Deluxe

by Francisco Gonzalez

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Operating System(s):
Windows
Game Genre:
Contemporary
Game Type:
Investigative
Story Type:
Original
Release Date:
26 Mar 2010
AGS Panel Rating:
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Player Rating:
Medium length game
Short game Can be completed within 30 minutes
Medium length game Takes at least 30 mins to finish
Full length game As long as a Sierra / LucasArts classic
MAGS game Monthly AGS competition entry
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Occasional, mild

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15 people have rated this game so far:
Visual:
77%
Immersion:
80%
Puzzles & Pacing:
81%
Overall Enjoyment:
77%

About this game

Much like the remake of Case 1, Case 2 gets a better presentation. Updated graphics, full voice acting, and extended story make this an "official" version in the series storyline.
See the people who made this game and any other games they've worked on >>
Art, Writing, Scripting
Grundislav has worked on 35 other games: (see them >>)

AGS Awards Wins

Won, Best Voice Work 2010

AGS Panel Review

"This remake lives up to the quality Grundislav has been turning out since Ben Jordan Case 4: Better visuals, greatly improved puzzle design and a wonderful musical score that compliments the competent, if sometimes fuzzy, voice acting. The only real drawback is the rather short length of the game, though when you consider it has been extended and improved greatly over the original, Case 2 Deluxe is a gem that fits in the crown of the Ben Jordan series."

7 people commented on this game (newest first):

Apart from some hard puzzles the game is well worth playing, especially if you are Ben Jordan fan. Remarkable voice acting!
2011-01-11 02:45:06 by bicilotti
Very fun BJ installment. Case 2 is rich in great humor and puzzle-solving delights in particular. I also immensely enjoyed the grotesque setting which mixes western, post-cataclysmic wasteland, freak show, and of course a paranormal investigation with a sunken Spanish galleon at its climax. Wonderful music and solid voice-acting really help it all work together.

What I didn't like:

- lacks the more cinematic cutscenes that other BJ games have - especially the opening is really modest

- both Annie as well as her house are boring and unlikable - the complete opposite of all other locations and characters

- the sunken galleon appearing in this kind of setting came off a bit as a joke, and I'm not sure if that was completely intentional.

However, the weakest spots of the game are connected to Bombay Beach:

- the unclear walking paths - you should be given more direction where you can go

- the song-writing puzzle - which requires the player to somehow guess he has to look the second time at every possible object in the neighborhood

Thankfully, the game offers a really solid amount of content, so the good stuff totally overweighs these few less enjoyable bits
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2010-10-11 01:52:59 by Ascovel
It's Ben Jordan! It's deluxe! If you are reading this you have probably played the first game, so you'll know what to expect!

So at this moment there are 7 games all to high standard, I eagerly wait to see one more Ben Jordan game ;)
2010-05-29 14:40:33 by Andy
A wonderful remake of the second case, which I considered to be the weakest entry in the franchise. The visuals have been spruced up, the puzzles are much more logical and enjoyable and the music in particular was awesome. Particularly the musical piece when you're at Radley's House. Voice acting was also great. The length is short, but it's noticeably longer than Case 1 Deluxe. I can't criticise it too much though. This is a great free game and I recommend it to anyone.
2010-05-16 16:03:54 by Pandaramaster
Huge improvement over the original. Great puzzles, cool music but the voices where sometimes hard to understand.
2010-04-18 20:00:20 by cat
Another great game that suits the series... Don't play the original, play this one, it is way better in any aspect. Oh, and the music is brilliant, really atmospheric...
2010-03-26 20:50:57 by tzachs
Finished ;) Until now the case 2 wasn't my favourite sequel, but it has changed. The game is great, puzzles are smart, audiovisual aspect is perfect. I love the voiceacting of all of you especialy the captain ghost was perfect. Looking forward to Case 8.
2010-03-26 15:04:58 by Damned
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