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Cate West: The Vanishing Files review

Be prepared to get cozy with your DS

Pros

  • Well-designed spot-the-difference puzzles
  • Relaxing atmosphere
  • As good as any DS adventure title

Cons

  • Low-res graphics
  • Can be hard to find some items
  • Might put you to sleep

Taking huge inspiration from hidden object games like Mystery Case Files, your job is to search for clues in spot-the-difference puzzles to solve a series of crimes. The Vanishing Files is both relaxing and infuriating in equal measure; the low-res graphics of the DS (and the Wii version) means it can occasionally be a matter of dumb luck finding some items. But if you don’t mind sitting for hours, eyes inches from the screen, this is every bit as good as Mystery Case Files: Millionheir and the likes.

Sep 17, 2009

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GenreAdventure
Description

If you don’t mind sitting for hours, eyes inches from the screen, this is every bit as good as Mystery Case Files: Millionheir and the likes.

PlatformDS, Wii
US censor ratingEveryone 10+
UK censor rating7+
Release date8 December 2008 (US), 18 September 2009 (UK)