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[Beyond PlayStation] The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker Review

[Beyond PlayStation] The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker Review
EdEN
  • On August 29, 2018

The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker is a new full motion video mystery from Wales Interactive now available on Nintendo Switch. Can you help and solve his murder? Learn more about this game in our The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker review!

 

The titular Dr. Dekker is dead. Your job is to talk to each of his patients to find who the killer is. That’s right: one of Dr. Dekker’s patients has murdered him, and you need to find out who it was. The game has a lot of replay value since for every run you do a different patient will be the murderer. That way you can play the game several times and get a different experience each time as you interact with the crazy, and sometimes really crazy, patients of the formerly living Dr. Dekker.

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Once you get started, you’ll open the keyboard with the X button if you want to write your own questions, or can use those the questions that the game gives you (depending on the difficulty in which you play) by pressing up on the D-Pad. While you can ask anything you want by using the on-screen keyboard, if a patient has nothing to say about it then he/she will let you know. Notes can be reviewed by pressing right, and pressing down will activate a hint for you. Your evidence is set to the Y button, and you can select it, or anything else as needed, by pressing the A button. You can Switch between patients with the L and R buttons as needed, and mix and match who you take on.

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The game is divided into acts, and during each one you will learn new things about the patients and their relationships with Dr. Dekker as you put the overall puzzle together so that you can, in the end, accuse one of them of being the poor doctor’s murderer. To name some examples, there is one guy who thinks he gets an extra hour each day to do whatever he wants, a woman who says she doesn’t need the help (because of course she doesn’t) since she’s rich, another one who is a bit of a flirt and who turns into an exhibitionist when she blacks out, and many more.

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As you ask each set of questions you will get to know each of the patients a little better, gathering clues to find who is crazy enough to murder someone. Patients will sometimes also ask you questions and your answer will make some of them unhappy or will thrill them and send you down a different path of questioning. There will be times when you have exhausted all possible questions for a patient, and the game will suggest that you instead have a chat with someone else. When all available patients have answered all the questions you can ask, you’ll be prompted to press the + button to open the menu and select “Next Day” to move on to the a new day in which you can continue to interrogate/treat your new patients.

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This is the pretty much the gameplay cycle for this full motion video release, up until the final section of the game. It is then that, after reviewing all the evidence you’ve acquired and the information you’ve learned from each of the patients, that you will be able to decide who you think is the murderer of Doctor Dekker. This is not a short game, so expect to spend around 8-12 hours with this release before you can get to the end of the mystery. And once you’re done you can certainly try and do it all over again to see if you can spot who the new murderer is.

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The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker is an interesting full motion video release on Nintendo Switch with a ton of content to experience. All the actors who portray Doctor Dekker’s patients do a fantastic job and help to elevate the game’s narrative and the mystery at hand. If you’re a fan of the full motion video revival, then you should check out The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker today!

Disclaimer
This The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Wales Interactive.

 

Review Overview

Interesting and different type of full motion video game
8.5
8.5

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