Conclusion: In summary, CSI: Deadly Intent is an entirely lacklustre game. The return to traditional form will please those put off by the casual surprise of last year, but even that enthusiasm won’t last for long. It’s becoming clear that the publisher, Ubisoft, just isn't willing to invest enough in this series to move beyond the status quo, and this latest installment can’t even trade blows with the highlights of earlier games.
Excerpt: Developing games based on movies or even television series has always been a daunting challenge. The developers are forced to walk a tightrope between staying within the confined formula of their licensed IP as to remain true to the source or go out of the box and use the licensed IP as a springboard to create original material.
Excerpt: I confess that after CSI: NY , I doubted I would ever play another of these franchise games. However I was assured this was a step up, so off I went to Vegas, if not without a completely open mind, then at least with a modicum of optimism.