Reviews and Problems with Another Code: Two Memories
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10 September 2010
Excerpt: Developer - Cing Inc. & Nintendo Publisher - Nintendo Features 1 Player (single player mode) Touch Screen Compatible Microphone Compatible Cartridge Save Trace Memory is a point and click adventure game that has the advantage of portability.
Excerpt: When thinking of the Nintendo DS platform as a whole, a few well known standout genres typically come to mind right away: RPG, simulation, education, 2D/3D platforming, minigame, and even the somewhat revived point-and-click/text-based adventure genre.
Excerpt: In life, there is always a debate of quantity versus quality. Some people prefer the idea of an all you can eat buffet for 5 bucks, because you can eat to your heart's content even if the food isn't that great. Others would prefer their 5 bucks spent on a tiny portion of an amazing edible.
Excerpt: Trace Memory for the Nintendo DS is a bold take on what an adventure game can be, and it provides a whole new take on the concept of "all killer, no filler." Trace Memory clocks in at a very brief five or six hours, which is definitely not the norm in gaming these days, but those are some of the...
Pros: ups: great use of stylus, shows what the ds can do, intriguing storyline,
Conclusion: The DS touchscreen is a natural for this kind of game – the stylus doubles easily for a mouse, which you point and click (tap, actually) various objects in the environment. As Ashley walks around the world – using an overhead view – the upper screen displays the area as a static picture.
Pros: Excellent use of various DS features, Great artwork, Interesting story, Replayability in an Adventure Game!
Cons: A damned slide-the-tiles-around puzzle, Inability to get items until you need them may be confusing, Some puzzle hints are a bit too vague, Some scenes don't update when items are changed or removed
Summary: Unravel the mystery of an ill-fated family and your mother's death.
Pros: Detailed storyline with interesting characters and a satisfying conclusion, Excellent graphics and sound, detailed environments, and plenty of little secrets, Refreshingly unique - if not a new sort of game, then certainly the sort you don't see every day
Cons: Frustrating-yet-simplistic puzzles will irritate anyone who's familiar with adventure games already