Mediocre detective skills
Ubi soft releases a new detective game and the expectations are not so high, with the toughs of their latest installments in the CSI series. NCIS is actually a better game, in all areas.
The evidence says you’re lying!: Leroy Gibbs doesn’t let you out of the interrogation room until you have told the truth.
More please: During interviews, you have to act quickly to get the information you need.
NCIS The Game is made on the tv series with the same name. I have to admit that I haven’t watched the show a lot, but i see a clear resemblance to all the characters who are in the game, so the graphics are pretty well made. The likeliness to the show is pretty difficult to judge by me, so I’m going to concentrate on just the game for now. There is four episodes in this game and every episode takes around an hour/ an hour and a half, so it’s a pretty short game. Could have been a couple of episodes more, because you don’t feel that the game is over when you see the credits rolling over the screen.
Try that again: If he’s lying, we will find out!
Stretch out: You can even touch dead bodies in this game.
When the game starts, you soon feel that you will have more opportunities, when it comes to forensic work, than in the CSI games. You basically go around and take pictures of the crime scene and take it back to the lab so it can be investigated further. Every character has they’re own thing to do and in the starts it feels like there is a lot. When playing through half of the game, this process is starting to get very boring. It’s the same all over again and I feel like it should have been more opportunities, when it comes to the labwork and the processing of the crime scenes. In the audio department, there has been a solid job. Solid acting on both the stars in the series and other civilians and murderers in the game. Some of the four stories are good, but it’s likely you catch the killer before the game does. But in the end, the game is a whole lot better than CSI.
Whole lot of action!: Not really. But it’s nice that the game is trying to be Die Hard.
Free phonecalls?: I hope they don’t pay for calling each other. You will see a cellphone every five minutes in NCIS.
NCIS – The Game (2011)
Graphics: Great facial expressions at times and the levels you are wandering around on looks pretty much great. The negative thing is that they seemed to have used the same motion a lot of times the characters moves around in cut scenes. This happens often, so it pulls down the character. 7/10
Audio: Great voice acting. Even the characters that doesn’t say much got it right in this game . 9/10
Gameplay: Seems great in the start, when you think that the game has so many opportunities. As the game progresses you’ll soon understand that it doesn’t, and you will get bored quickly. Also, more episodes wouldn’t hurt, as the game is completed in a little over four hours. 3/10
Controls: You can move around wherever you are, with a simple mouse click. This should have been so simple, but i’ve noticed several times that the characters walks another way than i tell them to. Also, when taking fingerprints, it’s very hard to be done with the motion. You can sit in a couple of minutes pulling your mouse, because you didn’t get off a little piece of tape. This is frustrating. 5/10
Overall Score: NCIS The Game seems like a funny game when you’re starting your first mission. After a while it’s gets very boring and if you have played Ubi Softs latest detective games, CSI, you then know that the games is all about doing the same things over and over again. It little more variation would have been nice. But it’s not a bad game. It looks good and the acting are sometimes excellent, so it’s worth a little look. 5/10