Reviews and Problems with Cate West: The Vanishing Files
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Don't buy for DS
16 November 2012
Summary: My least favorite search and find style game (I probably liked MillionHeir the best). Silly, annoying storyline and glitchy production. This was definitely not created for a DS, or even reasonably adapted for it.
Don't get the Nintendo DS version ( too frustrating )
S. Sacek "Music_and_Games", Amazon
16 April 2011
Summary: If you insist on purchasing this game, make sure you purchase a magnifying glass as well. Look, you will almost go blind trying to locate objects that are only a few pixels in size on that tiny DS screen. Sorry, but that is not the point of the challenge in this game.
Summary: This game is really just a search and find game. If you are thinking your getting something where you are a detective and find clues and solve cases, this is not the game for you. If you like to search and find over and over and over and over and over...then you will have fun.
Summary: Warning: this game will strain your eyes! I rarely even consider reviewing a game before finishing it, but I'm prepared to make an exception for The Vanishing Files. I had actually wanted this game for some time -- not desperately, but it looked interesting, and I like mysteries.
Summary: I have already played the 3 games with the seek an item format. I thought this one would be the same. It is very hard to find alot of the items listed, even with the zoom on it. I end up touching most everything on the screen or use the hint button. Like another reviewer said...
Summary: Very bad graphics mean you waste so much time looking for the hidden objects you get timed out when you're given 1/2 hr to find them all. Impossible to find them because nothing actually looks like the object itself so you end up tapping all over the screen, getting loads of red stars.
Excerpt: When I got my laptop a year ago I started to use it for gaming, and have downloaded quite a few hidden object games. If you have never played one, a hidden object game is where you get a detailed scene on the screen, and a list of items to find within that picture - kind of a Where's Wally for the...
Summary: Very boring game. As one of the previous reviewers said, the format is just spot the difference, search and find, spot the criminal over and over again. I got bored after the first couple of chapters and didn't even finish the game. Very disappointing, especially given the price.
Summary: This game is okay but don't expect too much from it. The graphics aren't great and some of the objects are impossible to find. There is much room for improvement if they create a series of Cate West games. I also found the repetitive music very annoying that I played it mostly on mute.
Summary: This game becomes repetitive over time. You are doinng the same things over and over. The ending really sucks because it leaves you wondering WTF.... The size of the hidden object area is sooo small you can barely make out what it's showing.