Reviews and Problems with Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles
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Just another interactive novel...
9 November 2009
Summary: There's not much game play on your part at all. You just basically read what the screen shows and tap the A button constantly. This game is a cross between Unsolved Crimes and Hotel Dusk, both for the DS. In Jake Hunter, you choose which actions you want to do, but after you do that, it's just more reading. I love reading and mysteries, but this game was a little TOO much reading. It felt like forever until the next action or scene.
Summary: I'm a fan of action/adventure/puzzle games. As someone who lived in Tokyo in the past, I had an extra reason for wanting to check this out. The good news is that the game has three cases which are fairly interesting. The graphics are in color (as opposed to Hotel Dusk) with mixture of real photos and drawn scenes (with a tad of basic animation at the end of a case). I was really pleased to see that the maps and photos were of real places in Japan.
Summary: This game is a port of a cell phone adventure game. Good news is - there are many more. The Japanese version had six cases and one was created for the DS. I didn't expect a great game - but it is simple and easy to play. If you are looking for a fun easy game here it is. The graphics are still pictures and the music is OK at best. But for $19.95 for some portable fun it is fine.