The style is point and click, with cool background, cool story, cool graphic, although this is quite an old game since there is The Art of Murder two out there, but it is still worth playing even for now (2009).
For adventure lovers, especially detective lovers just like me, who like to have an adventure, solve cases and crimes by combining objects, manipulating objects and so on without jumping, fighting, climbing or whatever action needed, this is one of the best point and click adventure games for adventure games lovers!
Absolutely worthy to buy!
Background graphic : breath taking
Character modelling: OK
Character animation: umm....need lots of improvement especially on the way the main character moves, when she walks, she seems like having a broken shoulder or an invalid...
Gameplay: point and click
Features: with the 'hint' button, you can click on it and have all the objects in the screen highlighted.
This is what i found to be very useful, especially for point and click adventures...to find a small needle on the ground is a total nuts! and some game designers even put super ridiculously tiny object on the corner or trampled over other things and it took me weeks just to find it....very stressful!
Overall : Worth it!
The art of murder official website: http://www.artofmurdergame.com/index2.html