Reviews and Problems with Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles
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A shallow, unintelligent waste of potential.
Shaun Cooley, Amazon
13 May 2009
Summary: The graphic adventure has made somewhat of a resurgence as of late, and one of the latest entries in the genre is Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles for the Nintendo DS. I would say that it doesn't live up to its full potential, but the fact of the matter is the game is so broken in so many ways that it really has very little potential to live up to.
Summary: When I first heard about this game, I was excited for an interactive visual novel on the DS. I was even more pumped when I saw it involved a detective. I think everybody has had that secret fantasy of uncovering a case-- trench coat and all. Unfortunately, Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles doesn't provide you much satisfaction in living out the detective dream. It's a shame, too, because the game seemed to have so much potential.
Summary: First of all, the game has few scenes of actual animation, which I thought was just about appropriate for a videogame. I actually kind've liked playing the game for its good story and deep characters, but I felt like the game was too short and should have costed less. I may be wrong, but this is a novel game that I would've rather read in a book, but I really wanted to play a detective game like Hotel Dusk: Room 215; JHDC lacks in severity of consequences when compared...
Summary: I waited a good while for this game to come out, as I love the "point-and-click adventure" genre of games. And I figured that this is what I'd be getting. A good adventure with a private detective character. Unfortunately, this is a visual novel. The amount of though you need to put into figuring out these cases is minimal.