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...
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: This game is much better on the PC than on the DS, due to the size of the screens. The searchable area on the DS is not "large enough" to view things properly (even when you use the magnifying glass to zoom in).
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.
Summary: I enjoy this type of game so the concept of Vanishing Files is much fun to play. The graphics on each scene, however are very poor which makes it much more difficult to find things. Although I have enjoyed the game I have found it very frustrating.
Summary: I agree with the reviewer that said this game was tedious and boring as you were just doing the same thing over again in the same scenes. I have played other mystery games such as Secret files and Hotel Dusk and there was no comparison.