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After being a big CSI fan and DS game player, when I saw the two had combined to make CSI:Deadly Intent - The Hidden Cases, I knew I had to buy it. I expected to be more impressed with this game, but after playing it for about 3 weeks, I have been quite dissapointed with it.
This game is rated for 12 and up, and that is a pretty fair rating for the game. I don't think it would be suitable for anyone younger, due to the violent content that some of the murders have and the fact that it is quite a wordy game for someone younger than twelve. It says to be wary of violence and swearing throughout the game, and although the violence is merely just a couple of stab wounds or blood I still wouldnt let my younger sister play it. I don't recollect hearing much swearing throughout the game, so I think this must just be a random part in the game that you never really notice.
The game has 3 save slots, and this was particularly helpful, as my mum who is also a big CSI fan wanted to play the game. Having these slots means that we didn't each have to share the case files, and we were able to play through the plots at our own pace. After this you are taken to a screen showing you 5 different case files, which are the different plots within the game you have to solve. At first I didn't think too much of only having 5 files, but it turns out they are actually quite short, and I finished about 3 in one sitting once!
The storylines to these case files are not from previous CSI episodes which was even better, as it made these plots even more interesting and kept me guessing at who had commited the murder. Within the case files there are various things to do, such as minigames or finding hidden objects within the murder scene. The minigames really had a variety like checking fingerprints, matching DNA and taking evidence pieces out of victims bodies. They got really challenging as the time went on, so trying to get a perfect score on all of the case files was really difficult and something I kept trying to acheive.
I would reccomend this game to any CSI fan, as even though the case files are quite short, you can always try and get the perfect score on the minigames included. Although, if you leave it for a while, you are sure to forget the plotlines, and then you can play all over again!