CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Hard Evidence (Xbox 360) Review
14 December 2008
Excerpt: and its endless arsenal of lame Horatio Caine one-liners is at least good for a laugh while the other characters actually do stuff besides look barely menacing and fiddle with their overpriced sunglasses. My love of CBS' forensic-pathology franchise doesn't extend much beyond the TV shows though, and certainly not to the videogames.
Conclusion: CSI: Hard Evidence is a game that many people would play for the easy 100%. I thought it was an okay game that was a decent rental for the novice point-and-click gamer but without the longevity or replay value for a purchase. That said, I liked it enough to want to try the other CSI games. Hopefully, they'll be more substantial.
Conclusion: Rent this game for points but only if you are desperate. The storyline and acting are poor, the graphics are sub-par and there is no replay value at all to be had. I can’t honestly tell who this game was meant to appeal to as the basic game mechanic soon becomes repetitive and the presentation is more of a parody of the show rather than an accurate representation. Steer clear.
Excerpt: Name: CSI Hard Evidence Genre: Point-and-Click Adventure Platforms: Xbox 360, PC, Wii (Reviewed on Xbox 360) As I have said before, the point-and-click genre is back in full force. The best example of this is the episodic Sam and Max series made by Telltale games. Also developed by Telltale games in association with Ubisoft is the CSI game, available now for the PC, Xbox 360 and the Nintendo Wii.
Excerpt: By carefully examining the crime scene and analyzing the bits they find, they are able to collect conclusive proof who committed the crime and who is telling lies. This often involves comparing DNA-samples and fingerprintes, matching wounds or bruises with objects that could have been used as the murder weapon, interviewing suspects and witnesses and searching databases.
Pros: You get to team up with the CSI-guys, better stories
Summary: Playing Ubisoft's CSI games has always felt more like taking part in a truncated version of one of those cheesy murder mystery getaway weekends than actually solving a realistic crime. At every turn, these games find ways to clue you in on and push you toward exactly what you need to do next to proceed. You don't so much investigate as you go through a number of mundane motions to get to the predetermined conclusion.
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
Summary: CSI for those of you who don't know is a hit US TV series where each episode someone dies and the CSI team has to work out "who did it". There has been a string of CSI games available in the past mainly for the PC which unfortunately we haven't had the pleasure of playing, nor do we watch the TV show however we are big fans of Murder Mysteries so were very excited about what CSI: Hard Evidence had to offer on its first outing on next gen consoles.
Summary: Dans l’ensemble, CSI Hard Evidence souffre d’importantes lacunes tant au plan graphique qu’au niveau de la linéarité des cas à résoudre. Le concept est intéressant, ne suffirait que de quelques ajouts et de peaufiner l’aspect graphique pour qu’un prochain titre puisse susciter un intérêt certain. Si vous êtes fans de la série télé ou de jeux d’enquêtes, vous aimerez certainement ce titre. Ma suggestion : une location suffira !
Pros: D’excellentes enquêtes à résoudre. L’ambiance de la série a été respecté. Le jeu des acteurs est correct. Entre 10 et 20 heures de jeu.
Cons: La qualité des présentations graphique pas digne d’une console nouvelle génération. La linéarité du jeu. Les interminables et incessants téléchargements.
Conclusion: Werfen wir einmal einen Blick auf die technische Seite des Spiels. Im Vergleich mit dem ersten Spiel hat sich die Grafik ein wenig gebessert. So ist diese ausreichen, auch wenn man hier hätte mehr draus machen können. Die Charaktere sind gut zu erkennen, die Hintergründe wurden abwechslungsreich und liebevoll gestaltet. Die Zwischensequenzen wissen zu gefallen, diese sind interessant du unterhaltsam.