One of the phenomena to study within the history of videogames. Among Us last year managed to be a totally unexpected mass phenomenon, especially considering that it was released in 2018. Innersloth received a huge success blow with its proposal to play with friends.
A proposal, which as is often the case, is not exclusive and that is why imitators appear. The important thing when it comes to replicating the virtues of others is to add your own to the equation and that is something that you are achieving. Suspects: Mystery Mansion.
The Wildlife Studios work has been on the market for a couple of months, but it already has record numbers. As they point out from Apptopia, right now dial audiences superior to Among Us, hovering around 500,000 players on average on Android and iOS.
The formula, as we say, is not too different from that of Innersloth. 9 players must meet in a mansion to perform tasks and discover the identity of a murderer who can finish with the rest. But what are the differences?
Animals, bombs and accusations live
Of course, once you start playing Suspects: Mysterious Mansion
That is, the animal kingdom at our disposal, with different facial animations that add more visual richness while we play. On the other hand is the change of scenery. As the title says, we are in a large mansion.
In this sense it is clear that it is powerfully reminiscent of the Cluedo board game, in which we also have to catch the murderer. With numerous details and settings for the roomsIt is a point in favor that the studio has taken such good care of the place where the games take place.
Some games that do not surprise in the first place due to their format. Of the 9 players we started, one is assigned as an assassin, having to finish off the rest. While, witnesses will have to solve different tasks: place a painting well, collect some tools in its box, match a pair of fingerprints …
While the killer can sabotage the lights to act in the shadows, he also has a way to end it all. We can place up to three time bombs around the mansion, forcing the rest of the guests to deactivate them by cutting the cables with a specific sequence.
One of the crucial points of Suspects: Mystery Mansion resides in the fact that we can discuss during voting with voice chat. Meanwhile in Among Us You must use written chat, if you don’t play with friends via Discord, here you just have to press and hold a button to start talking and point out the shark as the real culprit. A method that greatly facilitates communication.
Act as a watchdog, customization and rewards
In the absence of having more scenarios to choose from, welcome are the different modes that have been enabled from Wildlife Studios. On Among Usregardless of whether we are in Airship or in the spaceship, the end is the same: finish the tasks or discover the murderer.
Suspects is in charge of giving the concept a few laps. There is a Vigilante mode, in which one of the participants can kill anyone, but your main task will be to discover the murderer. On the other hand, there is a consistent way of granting all the advantages to the assassin, being able to kill indiscriminately while the rest of the players cannot activate the voting phase.
There’s even the option to play with proximity-activated voice chat, adding spice to the formula. However, there are more incentives to keep playing. Suspects will score different objectives to perform with daily missions and seasonal.
Carry out six sabotages, plant 14 bombs or perform specific tasks, among others. All this will bring us level increases with which to access different objects to customize the characters
Because as is usual with mobile devices, Suspects has micropayments. They are not necessary to be able to enjoy the game without problems, although we can buy a Gold Pass with which we will have progressive access to loot. We can also acquire gems that can be exchanged in the store for cosmetic items.
Constant nourishment of content to keep the flame burning
We will see what is the route of Suspects: Mystery Mansion, but it has certainly gotten off to a very good start. Its future is really promising, since it does not seem that the content will be lacking. exist temporary game modes, which are only available for a short time, while we will have to climb positions in the ranking if we want to access others.
And this is where the developer must have a strong influence, if she does not want to lethargy her audience as it happened with Among Us O Fall Guys. Monthly innovations and cosmetic claims as a benchmark when it comes to not forgetting Suspects over time.
Besides, his future arrival on PC, which does not yet have a release date, will also have to be a turning point when it comes to expanding. The road is full of opportunities for Wildlife Studios, it is time to show that you can seize them.
If they manage to get a good grade in this subject, we may find ourselves before a title that will not go unnoticed in a few months.