Computer Gaming World (CGW)
When you do finally hit upon the right suspect, the denouement is quite good, and the myriad clues are tied up in a decent fashion. Unfortunately, by then, you may be too annoyed to care. It's too bad, really, because if the designers had just concentrated as much on the gameplay as they did on the rest of the title, they might have had something here. In my event, if you're still on the fence about whether to buy this game, think about this: For the $30 you'd spend, you could go to your local video store and rent Vertigo, Rear Window, Touch of Evil, Chinatown, The Third Man and five more mystery classics, for more than 20 hours of outstanding entertainment – at least twice as long as you'll be playing THE ELK MOON MURDER. And none of those movies will cheat you in the end.