|| CSI: Dark Motives
||(Win98/2000/XP/ME) (Mini Retail) (CSIDARKPR)
- Blood, Gore and Violence
Truth Always Leaves A Trace .
A Fingerprint... A
Bite Mark... A Human Toe.
Watch the Show. Live the Game. Team up with the entire cast of CSI
and a new, improved crime lab to track down the heinous truth in five complex
new crimes. No crime is ever perfect. Your job is to find the flaw.
Live the CSI Experience: Work in the field with
the CSI team, featuring the actors, atmosphere, voices, and music from the hit
Wield the Latest Forensic Tools: Find the
killers by using real-world forensic tools, such as fingerprint dusters, UV
lights, a magnifying scope, and an enhanced microscope.
New Crimes to Tackle: Piece together the
evidence behind five grisly new crimes.
New Expanded Crime Lab: Compare and match
evidence in the improved crime lab, featuring in-depth evidence examination
that will test your investigative skills.
Win98/2000/XP/ME only: Processor: Pentium® III 600 MHz, AMD
Athlon 600 MHz RAM: 256 MB RAM Video Card: 16 MB DirectX® 9.0-compatible
video card Sound Card: DirectX 9.0-compatible sound card DirectX Version:
DirectX 9.0 (Included with product) CD-ROM: 16X CD-ROM drive Hard Drive Space:
650 MB free
Review by Gordon Alpin
"The first CSI: Crime Scene Investigation game was
quite entertaining and ideally suited to new or casual gamers... CSI: Dark
Motives has raised the bar a notch or two adding more depth and complexity to
the five new cases that are available for you to investigate, whilst still
being perfectly accessible to new players. It is a worthy successor to the
first game and I found it to be more challenging and engrossing."
"The cases are interesting and varied and
encompass a motor cycle stunt that goes wrong; a body found on an ancient site;
a body dumped in an abandoned asylum; an actress who literally dies on stage,
but not of fright; and a missing Komodo dragon. One thing links all the cases
and that is the minute evidence that you must uncover and interpret correctly.
Careful exploration is called for and this is one game where diligent searching
is in context as perpetrators don't leave flashing signs that say 'click here
for tell-tale bloodstains', but they do leave traces. On a number of occasions
I was convinced I had discovered everything that a location had to offer only
to find that I had indeed overlooked vital clues on my initial 'sweep' of the
scene. I'll give one general hint here ... don't just look on the floor for
clues. And there is another reason to be generally observant ... at the end of
each case there is a small quiz where you have to answer five multiple choice
questions about things you learned or saw during the investigation. This can
help you to improve your rank."
"CSI: Dark Motives features improved graphics over the original game. The
characters are certainly more finely detailed though their range of movement is
still fairly restricted. The voice acting once again is by the original cast
and lends an atmosphere of authenticity to the game."
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