The Android version received an update yesterday afternoon/evening. I assume the iOS version has been updated, too (I haven't used that one for a while since the game plays better on my table than it does on my phone). The multiplayer games seem to match up a LOT faster now. And we now have this lovely, Hasbro inspired, waiting screen:
Fun fact: I figured out how to run the app as Cluedo on Android (change the system's primary language to English UK), but that graphic seems to display "Mr. Boddy" in both Clue and Cluedo.
I do wish we could have different loading screens depending on which board we're waiting to play on, but I can understand why they've chosen to just use one, especially since the app is already fairly large (and bound to just get bigger as more content is added).
I played 3 6-player games early this morning with no issues at all (except a couple of baffling suggestion choices from some, probably newbie, opponents). I've seen some reviews bemoaning the private multiplayer games rejecting the join code as invalid, but I haven't yet had a chance to test drive that feature myself.
I second the call for updated playing pieces. They proved early on they could customize them to match the card art when they made 2 versions of Mrs. White. Now the Vampire Castle & Snowy Peaks have their own playing pieces...but Hollywood and Classic suspects are left with the standard token graphics (unless you're Mrs. White). To be fair, the Vampire Castle tokens looked really cool...but the Snowy Peaks tokens seem a bit rough to me. The viewing angle makes most of them just look like geometric blobs, thanks to all the padding most of those suspects are wearing.
I'll admit: I've used about 7 hint cards since the new multiplayer launched. Initially it was just to test them out, but I have to say the Move card is really useful when the dice spit out a 2, or my roll isn't enough to get to a room I actually need/want to go to. I'd rather "cheat" then waste a turn standing in the corridor. Judge me.
And the Reveal card was useful in a 3 player game that was taking FOREVER. I knew I only needed to see one more card from an opponent, and when the 3rd player made a suggestion & saw a card, I knew that card had to be the one left I needed to have seen all of that opponent's hand. So...I used the hint.
Super Suggestion is the only one that's not anything special, IMO. I've yet to win a game because
of a well timed Super Suggestion, nor have I encountered a situation when I've felt I needed/wanted to use the feature.
Does anyone else find the inconsistent naming/labeling of the suspects a bit annoying? It was fine when the Hollywood and Vampire versions were just Plum, Mustard, etc. Now the Snowy Peaks suspects have the classic Mr/Colonel/Mrs/Miss/etc labels again. The Hollywood suspects are already referred to as Prof/Dr/Colonel/etc on the movie posters decorating the studio walls, so... I dunno, it just irks me a bit when the multiplayer games assemble the suspects and I've got one or two on the list just denoted by their last name.