CLUE RETROSPECTIVE - 2000s games

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CLUE RETROSPECTIVE - 2000s games

Post by Jonathan Green » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:53 am

This forum is to talk about the 2000s Clue games (2002 - 2006).
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Re: CLUE RETROSPECTIVE - 2000s games

Post by CluedoKid » Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:13 am

I never cared much for the character designs, though they seem pretty good in comparison to what came after. The storyline and backstories were decent enough, quite detailed.

Some odd points about the 2002 game I noticed:

Why for whatever reason did they depict the 50th Anniversary rope design on the card (and not on the token?)

Also, that glaring typo on the Billiard Room card, labeled as Billard Room was hard to unsee.
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Re: CLUE RETROSPECTIVE - 2000s games

Post by Elrond » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:25 pm

Perhaps it’s because I “came of age” during this time, but this was my and still is my absolute FAVOURITE design. Of course there are some gripes with each of the games, but specifically the artwork for FX and DVD is probably the best we’ll ever see. Mysteries ALMOST ruined it with the cartoony yuck. I’m still upset they didn’t continue the series, especially since we never got decent artwork for Miss Peach... I agree that the original relaunch in 2002 was probably rushed somewhat: including the weapon artwork and room artwork from previous editions didn't really flow that well. The DVD was, at the time, one of the best games on the market, though!

I love the intricacies of the storylines, how they all fit together and told a cogent story with consistent stories and characters. Again, Mysteries was the weakest here as it was apparently aimed at children. I really wish they had continued with a Master Detective remake and introduced artwork for Madame Rose.

I would also say this era of Cluedo was the most innovative it had had in awhile without losing the essence of what Clue actually is. The nonsense that followed (Discover the Secrets) really highlighted how excellent this era had been at being both creative without going overboard.

I also personally would add the ClueExpress, CluedoParty, and Clue Suspects to this list of games, btw way, since they all feature similar art. Only CluedoParty can be said to actually progress the storyline (we don't know when it's set, probably before Mysteries, but it's yet another murder victim... Vincent Matin)

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Post by Jonathan Green » Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:06 pm

Elrond wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:25 pm

I also personally would add the ClueExpress, CluedoParty, and Clue Suspects to this list of games, btw way, since they all feature similar art. Only CluedoParty can be said to actually progress the storyline (we don't know when it's set, probably before Mysteries, but it's yet another murder victim... Vincent Matin)
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Re: CLUE RETROSPECTIVE - 2000s games

Post by Elrond » Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:58 pm

The victim in CluedoParty... I THINK he is a lawyer of some kind...

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Post by Jonathan Green » Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:56 am

Probably Mr. Boddy’s new lawyer after Miles died
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Re: CLUE RETROSPECTIVE - 2000s games

Post by Elrond » Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:03 pm

Now here's something fun! Unfortunately, most of the site is locked due to being password protected. :(

https://web.archive.org/web/20061219233 ... luedo.com/

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Post by BBP » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:13 pm

That looks fun!

I don't care much for the 2000s character designs I've seen. I only have the DVD game of the noughties games left, both portable games I had got a new home. :)

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Post by Jonathan Green » Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:13 am

As much I love this series, the 2002 board is bland. I prefer the rooms in the DVD game.
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Re: CLUE RETROSPECTIVE - 2000s games

Post by Elrond » Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:11 am

Jonathan Green wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:13 am
As much I love this series, the 2002 board is bland. I prefer the rooms in the DVD game.
Oh YES! I feel like the artwork in the 2002 version was not quite finished... the weapons and the rooms seem to not fully be in the style of the suspect art. It wasn't until FX was released that we really got an idea of how the art SHOULD be depicted, and then of course the epic cherry on the top that was the DVD game.

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Post by Sir Shamrock » Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:52 pm

There's this listing on ebay for Cluedo Party

https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-CLUEDO-PA ... SwkXFb9u7S

From what it looks like, there seems to be a card with Lord Gray done in the style of the rest of the suspects from the DVD game.

If someone would be willing to "invest", we could look into this further...

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Post by Elrond » Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:44 pm

Yes yes! I bought this several years ago! Unfortunately it only has two mysteries but the Lord Gray artwork made it worthwhile. I just don’t understand why they never gave Miss Peach some dignity!

If you love the 2002 era Clue, this is a MUST!

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Post by Jonathan Green » Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:43 pm

Sir Shamrock wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:52 pm
There's this listing on ebay for Cluedo Party

https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-CLUEDO-PA ... SwkXFb9u7S

From what it looks like, there seems to be a card with Lord Gray done in the style of the rest of the suspects from the DVD game.

If someone would be willing to "invest", we could look into this further...
I been thinking. Was Lord Grey and Miss Peach were originally going to be in Clue DVD
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Re: CLUE RETROSPECTIVE - 2000s games

Post by Sir Shamrock » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:41 pm

Elrond wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:44 pm
Yes yes! I bought this several years ago! Unfortunately it only has two mysteries but the Lord Gray artwork made it worthwhile. I just don’t understand why they never gave Miss Peach some dignity!

If you love the 2002 era Clue, this is a MUST!
By all means if you have, show it off! I'm sure we would all love to see it

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Re: CLUE RETROSPECTIVE - 2000s games

Post by Elrond » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:47 pm

Dun dun DUN! Here you go!

I don't think Miss Peach or Lord Gray were ever intended for the DVD game - the only thing that points in the opposite direction is Miss Peach's artwork on the mock-up of the box, but that could just be random as it seems like the designers didn't know much about what the game was.
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Post by Jonathan Green » Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:30 pm

This is the only decent picture of Miss Peach I can find.
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Post by Elrond » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:54 pm

Her face and hair are on the box of ClueFX

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Re: CLUE RETROSPECTIVE - 2000s games

Post by Sir Shamrock » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:53 pm

Now that's a nice Lord Gray! Thanks so much

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Re: CLUE RETROSPECTIVE - 2000s games

Post by Elrond » Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:04 am

You're very welcome! Yes, I was suprised that they included him as a suspect with the "exclusive" artwork, consdiering that they just used stock art of the rest of the characters (even opting for Lady Lavender instead of Miss Peach, presumably so they could use her arwork from ClueDVD)...

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Re: CLUE RETROSPECTIVE - 2000s games

Post by Jonathan Green » Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:37 am

Elrond wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:54 pm
Her face and hair are on the box of ClueFX
I meant besides that
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