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GF Rating
5.8

143 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
7

Good

Fun but a Little Lacking

posted by LightGamer28 (MANCHESTER CENTER, VT) Mar 6, 2012

Member since Mar 2012

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I finished the game the same day it came in. That can be good or bad. I had fun playing but with only four cases it's over quick. It follows the characters and their interactions with each other pretty well. I'm a huge NCIS fan and I wasn't let down by the characters, but maybe if it had more around 20 cases instead of only four it would be worth owning.

Now others may not be annoyed by this, but I'm a little ocd and it bothered me how at the crime scene you can only take pictures, when really you should be able to collect evidence.

Over all it's a fun game, with very minimal and rather insignificant defects, but I suggest renting and not buying, the game is not worth 30 bucks.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

It’s fun to play – maybe not to own

posted by JMichaud (BETHESDA, MD) Nov 13, 2011

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Member since Jan 2008

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

When there’s a hit TV show, chances are there’s going to be a game based on that TV show.
NCIS (a drama on CBS for those of us who don’t know what it is) is about a criminal investigative group that looks into crimes committed against naval personnel.
In this game, you get four cases, and four crimes (mostly murder) that you will solve by gathering evidence, processing said evidence, talking with witnesses or suspects, and putting the pieces together to get the whodunit solved. If you’ve played the CSI games, then you know what you’re going to get.
Gathering up evidence mostly consists of finding the odd object or mark in the scene, pointing at it with the Wiimote, and pressing the A button.
After that, you play a simple mini game where you collect the evidence. You might press A and wave the Wiimote in one direction to move objects or follow simple directions to take pictures.
Processing evidence consists of playing simple mini games
One game has you – you matching up one thing with a list of other things (fingerprints, tire tracks, bullets)
Or you can sift through a list of information to find the one clue that helps solve the case.
Or you can answer a multiple choice question on how two pieces of evidence go together.
Or you could keep your Wiimote pointed at a moving circle for a short period of time.
The mini games are simple, and gave me some fun – but they got tiring after a while. And finding some clues at the crime scene can frustrate some players.
But fans of the show will really like this game because it faithfully follows the show: there’s the same stories and the great chemistry between the main cast that make the TV show a hit.
But after getting through the game – about five hours – I found little reason to go back and go through it a second time.
NCIS, the game is for fans of the show. But some glitches in gameplay, and a short shelf life really give me a reason not to buy it. RENT IT.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Very Dissapointed

posted by SweetDaddySmoke (WHITESBURG, KY) Mar 15, 2012

Member since Mar 2012

I was soooo looking forward to this game because I am a huge NCIS/Mark Harmon fan...but, sadly I was let down from the first voice. I was so hoping that they were able to get the original cast for the voices, but, I guess they just didn't want to spend the money. Ducky and Tony's dad are about the only original voices. At least the C.S.I. games had a lot of the original cast.
It may sound silly to some, but, without, at least, Mark Harmon it just isn't N.C.I.S. I tried to play it, but, just couldn't get passed my extreme disappointment. If you are a big fan of the show I would pass on this one.

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