Reviews and Problems with Jake Hunter Detective Story: Memories of the Past
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Chuckie D, Amazon
8 June 2014
Summary: Those who say there isn't much gameplay are dead on. It is really like you are reading a cheezy detective novel with a repeating jazz background. You have some control over the order in which you do things, but otherwise things are fixed. It is impossible to fail. If that's your thing, then this the game for you..
Summary: This game is horribly written, annoying and so boring I keep falling asleep while playing it. The plot/ gameplay is irritatingly linear, so much that you can't explore, advance or make your own decisions based on the plot. You are regimented into a one track movement through the game that is repetitive not to mention poorly translated. The music is a never ending loop of the same jazz riffs that make me want to throw it out a window.
Summary: I bought this expecting it to resemble either Hotel Dusk or the Phoenix Wright series. It really is exactly like an electronic choose-your-own-adventure novel. There is little to no interacting with surroundings, and all gameplay is carried out through questioning people by means of multiple choice. You do not get to walk around as you do in Hotel Dusk, nor do you get to thoroughly examine surroundings like in Phoenix Wright.
Summary: In summary: + great character designs, artwork + nice dialogue, good localization + excellent jazzy soundtrack + great price - too linear - not very challenging - many typos in translation - predictable and/or nonsensical endings Overall, the game is entertaining. The noir localization is pretty good and there is a lot of entertaining dialogue. The rapport between Hunter and his assistant, Yulia, is amusing to read/watch.
Summary: First things first, I need to warn anyone reading this that this game is not exactly a sequel to the original "Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles". In fact, this game includes all the cases from the original game, plus some new ones. So, it's more like a remake of the original with new content. So, if you are thinking about getting into Jake Hunter, just get this game and ignore the first one.
Summary: This game is really more of an illustrated detective book. There's really no game to it as there are no consequences for incorrect choices and you just keep selecting places to go, things to look at or people to talk to. The only challenge is continuing to talk to people until you come across a WORD to put into the password area to see 'special features.' There are no 'mini-games' to be revisited upon completion.
Free Choice? Your choices are more limited than it appears!
ginger "Mu favorites are paranormal, supernat..., Amazon
27 February 2011
Summary: This game comes accross as if you are in control of the story and what happens next is dependent on your choices. I like these types of DS games in general, however i quickly learned that i don't really have much (if any) free choice in this game. Instead of having mutiple options for the next move, there is only really one. If you pick the wrong option, the game tells you that you don't really want to do that!
Summary: The "Ace Attorney"/"Gyakuten Saiban" series is the standard for point-and-click adventure games on the Nintendo DS, and will likely remain that for a long while. However, if Aksys keeps pushing this series, mystery lovers may very well have a nice alternative to the comedic and frantic world of Capcom's flagship franchise with the hard-boiled, dead-pan tales of detective Jake Hunter.