@rampantbicycle I always like the approach that the Blade Runner PC game took to investigation. There were a lot of clues to find and investigate, but the way the game played out changed depending on how thorough you were, what you found, and when you found it. Jeez, I haven’t thought about that game in years.
I am only a couple of cases deep in LA Noire, but I have already experienced what you were talking about with doubting someone for one reason and having Cole say something unbelievably stupid. I suppose this is one of the constraints of video games as opposed to tabletop.