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Your chance to play Columbo in a murder investigation.

For most mobile games, the story and the plot are often overlooked or are paper thin. This is most certainly not the case in Crime Scene Detective.

The graphics, the sound and controls are pretty standard but you do not play a game like this for these features. This time round it is all about using your little grey cells and solving a deadly crime.

The game is set near a ski resort, where a body has been found. You have to examine the scene and question the witnesses. The control system is fairly straight forward and can all be done by the left and right soft keys. The left hand side of the screen shows the witnesses and your PDA. The right hand side details the various options during questioning. You can ask specific questions and show any evidence you have to your witness.

Your PDA gives you a whole host of options; including a map, task list, inventory and suspects. From the map, you can move your investigations to other parts of the city. The most important places are the Lab, Morgue and the Police station. At these locations you can examine the body, submit evidence for forensic analysis, issue warrants and connect to the Police computer.

As each new location is uncovered the plot intensifies. The game does autosave but if you can set aside an hour for a solid session you will become engrossed in the story and you will enjoy the experience a lot more. You can question whoever you want, when you want, but the game is still quite rigid in unfolding its plot. New locations will be revealed once you have asked a specific witness a specific questions.

It is very easy to play the game. If you ever get stuck, just make sure you ask everybody, every question. Sometimes you will uncover new evidence or complete a task and you must re-question a witness. Little red flags on the map show where progress must still be made. Try and not to play the game in a robotic manner otherwise it will start to get boring. Once all the evidence has been collated, arrests are automatically made. The game ends in Poirot-esque fashion, with all the suspects on the screen and you must decide who the murderer was.

If you ask everybody every single question you will complete the game eventually. It would have been nice to record who could finish the fastesst or ask the least amount of questions to solve the crime. There are obviously some red herrings thrown in and only a true super sleuth could fish them out quickly.

There is only one murder to solve, but there is a huge amount of detail in the game to keep you sleuthing for a good few hours.

Crime Scene Detectives
 

Crime Scene Detectives

ESRB: Mature - M
Platform: Wireless Devices
Category: n/a
 
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Your chance to play Columbo in a murder investigation. For most mobile games, the story and the plot are often overlooked or are paper thin. This is most certainly not the case in Crime Scene Detective. The graphics, the sound and controls are pretty standard but you do not play a game like this for these features. This time round it is all about using your little grey cells and solving a deadly crime. The game is set near a ski resort, where a body has been found. You have to examine the scene and question the witnesses. The control system is fairly straight forward and can all be done by the left and right soft keys. The left hand side of the screen shows the witnesses and your PDA. The right hand side details the various options during questioning. You can ask specific questions and show any evidence you have to your witness. Your PDA gives you a whole host of options; including a map, task list, inventory and suspects. From the map, you can move your investigations to other parts of the city. The most important places are the Lab, Morgue and the Police station. At these locations you can examine the body, submit evidence for forensic analysis, issue warrants and connect to the Police computer. As each new location is uncovered the plot intensifies. The game does autosave but if you can set aside an hour for a solid session you will become engrossed in the story and you will enjoy the experience a lot more. You can question whoever you want, when you want, but the game is still quite rigid in unfolding its plot. New locations will be revealed once you have asked a specific witness a specific questions. It is very easy to play the game. If you ever get stuck, just make sure you ask everybody, every question. Sometimes you will uncover new evidence or complete a task and you must re-question a witness. Little red flags on the map show where progress must still be made. Try and not to play the game in a robotic manner otherwise it will start to get boring. Once all the evidence has been collated, arrests are automatically made. The game ends in Poirot-esque fashion, with all the suspects on the screen and you must decide who the murderer was. If you ask everybody every single question you will complete the game eventually. It would have been nice to record who could finish the fastesst or ask the least amount of questions to solve the crime. There are obviously some red herrings thrown in and only a true super sleuth could fish them out quickly. There is only one murder to solve, but there is a huge amount of detail in the game to keep you sleuthing for a good few hours.

 
 

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