Advantages great thinking ability
Disadvantages sometimes easy to miss clues
I have never watched CSI on TV, but I do like a good mystery game to get my brain cells thinking. I was intrigued by CSI Dark Motives for the ds when I bought a CSI game for my WII. The two games were different with different storylines which was good as I find that if they are the same I never want to buy on more than one console no matter how different the controls might be.
==Outline of the game==
You play a new Crime scene investigator (CSI) in this game, working with the stars of the TV show, Catherine, Warwick, Nick, Sarah, Greg, Al and Jim. The game is set over five levels, each of which presents a different murder / mystery case for you to solve.
The game uses both screens to get the most out of the in-depth features that you will use during the game.
The top screen is full of information based on the suspects and the victim, of which information becomes available to you as you progress through the game and unlock certain clues and evidence.
The lower touch screen is designed to help you interact with the crime scene and any evidence you may collect.
At the beginning of a case you are given basic information and a clue to get you started. There is always a CSI member in each location with you so you can ask for clues if you are stuck. This will affect your overall performance in the game however so they do recommend you don't ask too many times. I have used this function on many occasions and so far have always come out a master at the end of my cases.
To search for clues you are given the use of the CSI laboratory which you can visit any time you want to. All your evidence that you have collected by varying means can be given to the technician who will then give you back information or scan into the computer or microscope for you to investigate further.
As you find different clue either through collecting evidence or by matching up DNA samples in the computer etc, this will then possibly open new leads in the case for you.
To progress, you need to talk to everyone you can and also look at EVERYTHING you can. Even if you think you have looked before and found nothing, look again as by using a different tool to find evidence something may appear, or it may become apparent after talking to someone else etc.
The game can take you off onto many different tangents and you have to be prepared to keep looking and scrutinising every piece of evidence three times if you are stuck just to uncover a small detail you may have overlooked.
The game is played with the stylus mainly; however you can use the L1 and R1 to scroll through the top screens to check out the suspects and victim.
By using the stylus on the screen, your pointer is blue until you find something worth looking at. At this point it will turn into a green arrow. I have found that occasionally I have missed the green arrows and thought there was nothing there when in fact there was.
By investigating further through the green arrow, you may then be able to hover the pen over and find another green arrow to get further or you may have to choose some investigative tools from your menu, which can also be found on the touch screen menu, such as a torch, fingerprint powder, and gloves to retrieve items.
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