After sampling the first room from each game, this was the first one to play through in my random list (that is to say, I waved my finger at the screen and landed on this one).
It was a fantastic and fun entry. I absolutely loved the intro, sucked me right into the character. Creating a flawed protagonist that the player enjoys is difficult, but I just fell into the role of a pompous ass right away.
When I started gameplay, my interest flagged, because I thought that the gameplay was only about talking trees, but my interested picked back up when I exhausted available talking trees and realized that the room was in fact dynamic.
I loved making my assistant nervous, and I hugely appreciated the ability to ask him accusingly prodding questions instead of just rebuffing me with something like "I don't want to question my own assistant!". Another subtle touch that I appreciate is the note something along the lines of "the perp usually reveals him/herself," because I was worried I might have to write down notes on each character, but this hinted to me that I wouldn't have to.
I took the wrong ending the first time of saving my reputation, and played again with a determination to get it right.
The only complaint I have is that there was no ACCUSE verb. I want to be able to just accuse people when I feel like it. In writing this, I realized I never tried the ARREST verb, but I should try that.
Overall, though it was really fun and inviting, and was really a great play.