Reviews and Problems with CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Adventure Classic Gaming
1 February 2008
Excerpt: The game CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is based on the popular American television series of the same name. It features all the same major characters from the television series, including Gil Grissom, Catherine Willows, Sara Sidle, Nick Stokes, Warrick Brown, Jim Brass, Al Robbins, and Greg Sanders. The main characters in the game are also voiced by the same cast of actors and actresses who play the characters in the television show.
Conclusion: If you've already invested in the previous CSI games, you're not going to find anything new or exciting here in the gameplay department. All you'll get are five brand-new cases that you will solve exactly the same way you did in the previous games. If that's enough for you, then by all means, give Hard Evidence a shot. However, more discerning players looking for something vaguely resembling a challenge would do best to skip this one.
Pros: Quality of the writing has seen a significant jump over the previous games.
Cons: Solving the mysteries is painfully easy and kind of boring, Character models look awful, No new gameplay elements compared with every other CSI game.
Excerpt: Preamble Ever since reading the autobiography of Professor Sir Keith Simpson (one of the most eminent and respected names in the history of British forensic detection and medical jurisprudence) at the impressionable age of 16, I have been fascinated by the various elements of criminal detection in all their many and eclectic forms.
Excerpt: CSI is an adventure game that casts you in the role of the newest member of the Las Vegas PD's CSI unit. If you watch the TV show then you'll recognize the rest of the team as the game uses the likenesses of the show's cast along with the actors' voices. You'll be faced with five different crime investigations that each play out like an episode of the TV show.
Excerpt: If you’ve never watched the television series “C.S.I.” it involves a forensics (crime scene investigation) team that solves crimes by studying the evidence left behind. A fingerprint here, a paint chip there, and the team puts the pieces together to recreate what happened and solve the case. Now, just as the series has finished its third season, 369 Interactive and Ubi Soft Entertainment have teamed up to release C.S.I.
Conclusion: As a final rant, will someone please explain to me why the CD-ROM version of King's Quest VI has been out for TEN years now, and we STILL have games without any sort of lip-synching technology. It's not like I'm asking for something revolutionary; I just don't want my characters abstractedly flapping their lips while words come out of my speakers. I want to believe my characters are talking.
Excerpt: Based on the popular television show, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation seems like it has the perfect setting for a game. More specifically, it seems like the perfect setting for an adventure game--as portrayed on the show, the profession is basically just a series of glorified adventure game conventions, like pixel hunts (searching for tiny "hotspots" onscreen with your mouse pointer) and dialogue trees.
CSI - Crime Scene Investigation: Mord in 3 Dimensionen
15 November 2007
Summary: Fans der Vorlage und Abenteuer-Freunde, die auf traditionelles Point ’n Click Gameplay stehen, werden mit den CSI-Spielen zufrieden sein. Schade ist es lediglich, dass die Fälle allesamt etwas leicht und das Spiel somit recht schnell durchgespielt ist. Auch wird der eine oder andere sicherlich die deutschen Synchronsprecher vermissten. Es gibt zwar gut übersetzte deutsche Texte, zu hören gibt es aber „nur“ die englischen Originalstimmen.