I really enjoyed playing this game. The cases are challenging without being too hard to figure out. Hints are available to help you figure out what to do next, but they do count against you. After I got the hang of things during the first case, I didn't have to ask for any more hints throughout the remainder of the game. As fun as it was to play however, it only has five cases available so it only took about ten hours to complete the entire game. I would have loved to have had more cases to solve. Hopefully in the future they will include more cases. If you love the show, you'll love the game. Includes some funny cast remarks that are great. I definitely would recommend this as a rental.
One can tell the game was most likely ported over from it's PC cousin, although the Wii version makes for simple interactivity. If one is tired of extensive movement during Wii game play CSI Hard Evidence will be right up your alley. The game works off of simple point and click objectives similar to classic PC titles like "11th hour". Each case ranges from 1.5 to 2 hours with 5 cases included. Makes for a fun rent but not buy!