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Secret Files: Tunguska review

AT A GLANCE
  • The magnifying glass tool
  • Humorous puzzles
  • Detailed backgrounds
  • Laughably bad voice acting
  • Slow pace of plot
  • Disappointing climax

Tunguska does shake things up a bit with a handy new feature. You can click on the magnifying glass icon at any point to highlight every item in the room that Nina can interact with. This welcome feature cuts out a lot of dead time and helps move the story along.

Unfortunately, even with the aid of the magnifying glass, the pacing of Tunguska's plot still crawls at a snail's pace. The mystery surrounding Nina's father's abduction and the Tunguska event is revealed all at once during the last few minutes of the game and is a major letdown. The voice acting will also grate your ears, with Nina's squeaky teenage voice as Tunguska's worst offender. Couple that with unconvincing performances from the rest of the cast and you'll find yourself skipping through the game's lengthy and frequent dialogues as fast as your right-clicking finger will allow in this good looking, yet derivative adventure title.

More Info

Release date: Oct 30 2006 - PC (US)
Oct 30 2006 - PC
May 23 2008 - DS, Wii (UK)
Available Platforms: PC, DS, Wii
Genre: Adventure
Published by: The Adventure Company
Developed by: Fusionsphere Systems
ESRB Rating:
Teen: Blood, Mild Violence, Use of Alcohol, Use of Tobacco, Mild Suggestive Themes
PEGI Rating:
12+

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