CSI: Hard Evidence Review by Vursus

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16 Oct 2010
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Release Date: September 26th 2007(NA) October 5th 2007 (EU) October 11th 2007(JP)
Platforms: Windows // Xbox 360 // Wii // Mac OS X
Developers: Telltale Games
Genre: Adventure // Puzzle
Publishers: Ubisoft
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Don't get me wrong, I love the series of CSI, all of them, but this game is not a good reflection of them. It falls flat in showing the various forensic skills that form the enticement for the series and I felt that this was the games most fatal error. That said, it's a pretty easy 1000G for anyone who wants some gamerscore.

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Storyline: 2/10
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The cases in this game do actually seem to have a significant amount of depth to them, however, it's very poorly portrayed, varying from some burns victim to an electrocuted band. Non of the cases allure you into thinking ''wow I feel like I've just solved a murder'', they just leave you with a sense of disappointment.

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Length and replay value: 2/10
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Even with this game being only around 5 or so hours (it's quite annoying without a walkthrough), this amount of time seems too long. This is definately a case where it being shorter would be an absolute dream because it just drags out. As for replay value, you really would have to have serious issues if you could find a reason to want to play through this awful game more than once.

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Gameplay: 1/10
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The gameplay tries to incorporate some very interesting science and technology into solving crimes but it really doesn't do this well. After the tutorial the fun of doing so fades and the tediousness of doing one thing, heading to the lab, talking to some guy, heading to the lab, doing an interview... (you get the picture) just begins to grind somewhat. They definately could have improved on this front.

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Graphics and Audio: 2/10
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The graphics in this game are an eyesore at best which at the time of its release is to be expected in some ways. They just seem chunky and unpolished, they might as well have used square people. As for the audio, it falls into the same category, the music is just annoying and the voices aren't particularly great.

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Achievements: 2/10
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Well, it is an extremely easy 1000G which can be accelerated if you use a walkthrough to get through the levels with a bit more haste. However, much like Avatar it isn't really a reward, (in this case it feels slightly rewarding when you throw the disc in the bin afterwards though to finally know it's done).

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Overall Score: 9/50
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1.0