For a while I have been saying that “The Sun Always Shines in Casual Games”: Casual games, especially the downloadable ones, have tended to be colorful and bright, with a weather that was always good, with themes that were always cheerful.
Righteous Kill breaks with that: It is a hidden object game, but this time your job is to find a serial killer.
About time – after all, we can find lots of dark themes, tragedy, and murders in mainstream entertainment as well as in the entertainment for the presumed female audience of casual games.
The game seems to be doing reasonably well, so perhaps we will be seeing more thematic variation in the future.
(There have been detective and mystery casual games before, but Righteous Kill is a lot darker than other games I have seen.)