In Criminal Case, the player acts as a detective to solve murder cases, locating relevant clues at crime scenes by clicking items in the scene. Rapid clue location is rewarded with greater scores; the player earns stars that can later be used as a type of currency for performing necessary tasks such as examining evidence and interrogating suspects. At the conclusion of every case, the player is presented with all the suspects and must arrest the one who fulfills each of the criteria gained throughout the investigation. If the decision is correct, the case is solved. To unlock the next case, however, the player is also required to complete the solved case's post-indictment chapter, enabling the player to receive reports and finally move on to the succeeding case—though this procedure does not have to be undertaken in any of thetutorialcases. There are also puzzle elements and various progression and bonus features integrated into the game.
An expert historian of the lost city of Xerda is found murdered!
Jones is the sole partner to the player throughout their first tenure in the department. He is known to be divorced from Charlotte Jones and is shown to be quite a glutton, especially for sweets. During this time, he notably gets poisoned during a murder investigation. After recovering from the poison, he continues working with the player in investigating murders throughout the city, ultimately helping the player bring down The Crimson Order once and for all.
After the player resigns from the department, Jones works his way up the ranks, eventually becoming a Senior Police Detective. At one point, he also gets into a relationship with social worker Zoe Kusama. When Zoe goes missing, Jones gets assigned to her case, but only manages to find her phone before the trail runs cold.
Five years after their departure, the player returns and Jones is once again assigned to be their partner, but now shares the position with Police Detective Gloria Hayes. Eventually during this time, Zoe's disappearance is once again brought up, but now to Gloria and the player instead, affecting Jones in more ways than one. (Full article...)