Summary: If you're into DS adventure games, Again is worth a look. After all, it's a CiNG game, the same studio who were behind such DS treasures as Hotel Dusk and Trace Memory (AKA Another Code). However, don't get your hopes too high as Again's budget was fair constrained in comparison to CiNG's other works. Despite the low key production though, Again pulls off strong atmosphere thanks to a consistent noir motif and a moody OST.
If you like Trace Memory/Hotel Dusk you will like this as well
Fred Burroughs "Ladies and gentlemen, Fred Burroughs!", Amazon
21 May 2013
Summary: Boy this game really gets dumped on, rather unfairly I think. It's not *quite* as good as Trace Memory or Hotel Dusk but it's still good. Interesting story, interesting puzzles, interesting conversations, interesting characters. I love the flashback sequences and how the story twists are revealed. It seems to be very vaguely inspired by Twin Peaks, in that it involves an all-American FBI agent investigating a murder using paranormal abilities.
Summary: Like all the previous reviews, I agree that this does not compare to Hotel Dusk. The dialog is overly long and this really isn't that interactive. Also, some of the things you need to do are kinda tough to accomplish with the stylus. Overall ok game....but wouldn't recommend you pay full price.
Summary: The game has an intriguing plot, fun gameplay, and a nice sound track. It could become a bit frustrating at times, having to check each and every possible place after seeing new dialogue whenever you get stuck, but nothing worse than usual for the genre. I very much enjoyed the game, however I would not recommend buying it for more than it's original retail price.
Summary: AGAIN is billed as an interactive novel rather than a game. And there is a lot of reading. But that's not the problem. The problem is how very tedious it all is. Each line of dialogue appears on the screen accompanied by an image of the speaker. And it appears as if being entered on a keyboard: one letter at a time. So you tap the screen once to get the entire line to appear more quickly. It takes a split second to read it. Then you tap again to get the next line. Tap.
Summary: Cing has developed great titles like Trace Memory (Another Code: Two Memories) and Hotel Dusk: Room 215 but this one does not even come close to the previous two. Visually the game is interesting but the gameplay is incredibly tedious. You spend a lot of time just looking for little differences in a room and talking to uninteresting characters. The music is also... not so good, it's extremely repetitive and almost... monotone; the opening theme is nice though.
Summary: If you're into games like Hotel Dusk or Phoenix Wright, then you'll probably like this game. The story provides a decent mystery and keeps you off track from solving key info for most of the game, though nowhere near as well as Heavy Rain. The actual game-play itself is a little too linear and easy. There are essentially only two variations of investigation: visiting a site for clues and interviewing people.
Summary: I just started this game a couple days ago. I am kind of dissapointed because after playing Hotel Dusk a few years ago, I thought this one would be even better. So far it isnt. Seems like alot of reading and nothing else. Maybe it will get better as I progress through the game.
Summary: Since this appears to be shaping up as the first review of this game on Amazon, I should state my biases up front. Let me be clear that I am coming at this game from the perspective of someone who really enjoyed "Hotel Dusk: Room 215" and was essentially hoping for more of the same from this game (which is by the same developer, so that didn't seem like a wholly unrealistic expectation).