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7.3 out of 10

Jake Hunter Detective Story: Memories of the Past

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Reviews and Problems with Jake Hunter Detective Story: Memories of the Past

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Overall 4
4.0

Meh...

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..
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Overall 4
4.0

Boring

Meatbomb "Caroleva", Amazon
25 May 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Not like other games

Ggirl, Amazon
14 January 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Hotel Dusk, but with nonexistent gameplay.

fxs, Amazon
26 November 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

A Little Slice of Video Game Noir...

Feelah the tigress, Amazon
18 September 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Fun for reading, not much game play.

B. M. Bennett "savvyshopper", Amazon
10 June 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

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!
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Overall 8
8.0

Jake Hunter: Ace Detective

Elias B. "The Atlanta Fried Critic", Amazon
4 June 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Hunter

Mary E. Huckaby "scifi lover", Amazon
27 November 2009
  • Summary: I was not sure about this game at first because it moves a bit slow but I have for the most part enjoyed it.
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User Review

ros-mari1, play-asia.com
12 October 2009
  • Summary: If you like to think and like detective stories, then you will enjoy this game.Grapics are just ok, and the methos is not very easy to use but we need more games of the kind.
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