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: Crime Scene Investigation và CSI : Dark Motives, this third game in Ubisoft’s mystery adventure series is based on the spin-off television show, phối in Miami & starring David Caruso. Players will join Caruso’s onscreen alter-ego, Horatio Caine, along with other characters from the ti vi show, béo solve a series of crime mysteries using high-tech equipment và old-fashioned police work. Players will have a number of forensic tools at their disposal, as well as witnesses Khủng interview &, of course, crime scenes béo investigate .The television series CSI ( Crime Scene Investigators ) is Sherlock Holmes for voyeurs, melding the classic whodunit with cutting-edge forensic science. Holmes applied deductive súc tích lớn a handful of situational details phệ narrow his suspects ; CSIs apply latex gloves, swabs, ultraviolet light, và fingerprint powder .
CSI : Miami is one of two ti vi spin-offs from the original series, starring David Caruso as a hard-nosed lieutenant who gives up the police beat in favor of crime lab pathology after realizing CSIs are the ones that actually solve the crimes. If only a similar realization could have occurred with this game’s developers, namely that gamers — not just obsessive fans of the TV series – actually play these things. Like previous CSI games, the first game based on CSI Miami will really only appeal béo hardcore fans of the show. In this case, even that nhóm may take issue .369 Interactive’s take on the CSI series combines fact-finding & suspect grilling with visits Khủng the morgue, police station, & lab where familiar faces wait patiently for you phệ collect forensic information và build an evidence trinity linking suspect, victim, và crime scene. You’re a CSI intern assigned béo work under Caruso’s character — Horatio Caine — in the solving of several cases that play as self-contained episodes. Missions are assigned by Caine, at which point you’re given a starting location — the scene of the crime — lớn begin interviewing suspects và probing for dữ liệu. By following the game’s leads, mới nhất locations & cutscenes are gradually unlocked in linear fashion .And that about sums up the problem with CSI : Miami : extreme linearity. Solving cases amounts phệ object clicking until you trigger the correct combination ( there’s only ever one ), with no penalty for mismatches or errors. With the exception of the crime scenes themselves, which can be panned 360 degrees ( imagine standing at the center of a cylinder & viewing a wraparound 2 chiều picture ), all locations are static 3 chiều renders that look washed out và homely. Characters stand và fidget, caught in a prosaic animation loop, as you nhấp chuột on them mập initiate lame Q&A sessions that merely require you nhấp chuột through a few choices & listen as the pull-string is sucked back into the doll. This is zero-sum interrogating at its finest : there’s no possibility of asking a wrong question, và there’s also no way lớn finish the case without asking every question .Standing by as you plod along is your trusty partner, one of the series regulars lượt thích Emily Procter ( plays Calleigh Duquesne ) or Adam Rodriguez ( plays Erik Delko ). They chime in on occasion, filling in plot details & offering advice. If you get stuck, you can use your partner lớn unlock hints about what phệ do next, but at the cost of points toward your final score, which isn’t really an issue since the game is so sánh easy on its most difficult settings that you’ll solve & pull master rank in a matter of hours with each case .The other thing you’ll do in CSI : Miami is drag the mouse around the màn hình hiển thị looking for hot-spots — a lot. When you find them — và they’re not in the least bit intuitive — you can zoom on objects & whip out your trusty CSI kit, packed with collection & detection tools such as Mikrosil ( a putty-like casting material ) & Luminol ( a chemical that reacts with the iron in blood, making it glow ). The first phút giây around, these tools are mildly interesting & even educational, but the game, lượt thích the TV series, isn’t really about the công nghệ — it’s about the pathos. Sadly, none of that translates here, và by the second case it’s as if you’re trapped on some purgatorial train with a cast of puppets blabbing colorfully about illicit affairs & relationships gone Khủng pot. Some developers still haven’t caught on that while ti vi is a passive medium, gaming is a dynamic one ; simply creating a click-path through a television episode isn’t exciting, especially a decade after King’s Quest và Gabriel Knight have come & gone .When you do finally solve a case, you’re ranked on a point system và allowed a certain number of extras that include storyboards và character renders used in the creation of the game’s cases, which, aside from the shoddy game mechanics, are reasonably well plotted. Still, this is adventure gaming for lazy gamers who don’t mind being led around on a leash. If that’s you và you’re into the whole CSI thing, by all means get this game .
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