gamers (79%) found this review helpful
How do you get 1000 player points in 8 hours? Rent this game. There are only 5 achievements, but they are 200 points each. All you have to do is solve 5 cases. You can ask as many hints as you want and you can set the difficulty for game assistance as well. Basically, you can't not solve the crimes if you tried. Just follow the arrows and leads it gives you.
What I liked= A few cool story scenes: How they get a bullet to compare; How a person gets autopsied; and of course the POINTS!
What I didn't like= The camera angles are frustrating, You do a lot of tracing your steps over again, and you can waste so much time in traveling from area to area.
All in all just get this for the points and to say YES I beat a game. That's It.
This is another game that you'll be able to play within one sitting to boost your gamer-score up another 1000.
Information About Each Case:
Case 1: Nick Evidence - 37 clues Insects - 5 Thoroughness Points - 18 Hint Questions - 29
Case 2: Catherine Evidence - 34 clues Insects - 5 Thoroughness Points - 17 Hint Questions - 28
Case 3: Warrick Brown Evidence - 39 clues Insects - 5 Thoroughness Points - 20 Hint Questions - 22
Case 4: Greg Evidence - 37 clues Insects - 5 Thoroughness Points - 14 Hint Questions - 30
Case 5: Grissom Evidence - 42 clues Insects - 5 Thoroughness Points - 14 Hint Questions - 19
"If you want to make the cases go somewhat fast for you and not sit there get clues, then question, get more clues. try this, when you go to the crime scene get all the clues you can get. Then when a location opens before you question anyone go there look for clues as well. Before you question anyone go to the lab and start pin-points the clues, once your done then question the suspects that way you knock out alot of questioning plus open up other thins, (locations,warrents,more suspects.) I found that easier to get through the cases quicker instead of looking and looking then having to ask hints"
gamers (77%) found this review helpful
Graphics: They aren't terrible, but they aren't exactly spectacular either. Some textures are nice and shiny (tvs, computers, cars) and some are rather flat and dull. Character models have an awkwardly stiff posture, odd facial expressions, and weird mouth movements. Some effects are nice, including the cut-scenes.
Gameplay: Controls are simple and easy to pick up and learn within about 5 minutes. Collecting evidence can be a bit picky in certain areas, and overly compensating in others. Not much replay value unless you don't unlock all the bonus content your first play through (and actually care to unlock them).
Sound: Music can be a bit overly dramatic at times and irritating at others. Voice acting is on par with some characters and others sound like they're reading the script for the first time. The sound effects blend in with the game well, so more than likely you won't pay too much attention to them.
The storyline is intriguing and makes you want to find out what happens, much like a tv show (with better acting). If you don't mind a quick and easy 1000 gamerscore and like solving crimes, then this is the game for you! If you like a challenge, consider trying the game with no assists. This game is definitely a rent and return ONLY unless you don't mind playing the same five missions over again.