Private eye Jake Hunter is remarkable not for his skills of deduction but for the fact he hasn’t spontaneously combusted in a cloud of tar and nicotine. So desperate is this game to highlight Hunter’s gumshoe credentials, he’s lighting up cigarettes every other minute. You even tap a shoulder button to enter a special smoking mode to help our sleuthing hero think better.
Although we're big fans of point-and-tap whodunit games like the Phoenix Wright series, we can't quite get behind private detective Jake Hunter. Detective Chronicles has a ton of potential, but ham-handed presentation and "so simple a baby could do it" hand-holding make this gumshoe seem more like a goofball.
There are three cases for you to play through, all of which involve you going to a crime scene, talking to everyone until you
Sept 13, 2007
Your real guitar might be lurking at the back of your cupboard next to Mouse Trap, but your DS could soon rekindle those derailed dreams of becoming the next Hendrix. Great in theory - but by seemingly every single account, learning to play Jam Sessions requires as much discipline (and thumb-gymnastics) as the guitar
For those approaching Jam with the Band at its most basic level, it acts as a Guitar Hero-style rhythm action game that has you pushing varying combinations of buttons in time with the music. As you’d expect, this ranges from simple, timed single-presses in amateur mode, to a finger-knotting combo of inputs at the pro level...
Keeping to the school of tile-sliding, Jewel Quest: Expeditions is a budget-priced DS version of freebie PC puzzler Jewel Quest II. The aim is simple: move ‘jewels’ around a grid to match lines of three or more to turn the background gold. Turn the whole grid gold to move to the next level – and there are 180 of them.
Nov 21, 2007
We love this game. And by “love,” we mean wed love to take it out back and shoot it like the diseased farm animal it is. Its bad enough that the concept is ripped off from Harvest Moon; but the blatant advertisement for John Deere products of all shapes and sizes (seriously - a John Deere watering can?) leaves a bitter taste in the mouths of gamers who might have been looking for a “real” farming experience for whatever reason. We might be able to forgive
Yes, it’s another brain training game. No, they never seem to stop coming. Still, at least Junior Brain Trainer has a bit of a unique hook, which is that it rewards kids for completing its daily maths and English exercises with a new minigame or activity.