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CSI Deadly Intent DS

CSI Deadly Intent

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DS

Genre:
Adventuring

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Dusting for prints and suspects with CSI Deadly Nights, is curiously enjoyable even if you donít know the show.

In My Experience

Iíve played a couple of these point and click detective style games, along with the ubiquitous Phoenix Wright on the DS - but hey, this should be good as itís based on the real deal, CSI. Not being a massive fan, I canít comment on how close the characters are to their screen versions, but the dialogue is certainly immersive. As are the controls: a mixture of finding clues, solving puzzles, and selecting the right tools at the scene to gather evidence - and picking the right evidence during interrogations. The five cases on offer are like mini episodes with suspects and motives galore and there are a few surprises along the way thatís for sure.

Puzzles are included under the guise of Ďprocessing evidenceí and involve cracking codes, matching DNA and rearranging pieces of material - all like mini games really. I liked them and they matched the story.

Last Word

So, mix in some strong storylines, nice controls and some grey-matter thinking alongside slightly boring point the stylus action means a solid game in my view. I really wanted to see whodunit and had to keep playing until I finished each case - surely a sign of a good game.

Five solid convictions and my work is done.

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It kept me busy on many train journeys to London. I enjoyed completing the puzzles and watching the stories unfold.

Written by Steve Manser

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