CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Hard Evidence (Wii)

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Critic Reviews

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Nintendo-Online.de (Mar 28, 2008)
Ich muss sagen, dass mir das Spiel trotz der Präsentation und der sehr schlechten Performanceleistung irgendwie gefallen hat. Es hat richtig Laune gemacht die Beweise zu suchen, sammeln, katalogisieren und den wirklichen Tätern so nach und nach auf die Schliche zu kommen. Teilweise kommt es doch anders als man vermutet. Zwar ist das Spiel sehr leicht, da das einzige Problem kleine Beweise am Tatort sind, die man leicht übersieht. Aber wer Probleme hat bekommt ja jeder Zeit Hilfestellungen. Eine schöne Sache wäre in Zukunft downloadbarer Content, sprich später neue Fälle über WiiWare runterladen zu können. Zwar ist das Spiel mit ungefähr 10 Stunden Spielzeit nicht allzu kurz, aber einen Wiederspielwert gibt es leider nicht.
HonestGamers (Jan 31, 2008)
Hard Evidence is terrific fan service and should prove interesting even to those who have missed the show, but sometimes the technical limitations factor in more than they should. Still, it's recommended.
There's no mystery here: Hard Evidence is squarely aimed at the casual gamer and/or CSI-addicted fan. No new gaming ground is broken, and players looking for a "gamers" game won't find it here. However, if a simple, occasionally plodding, procedural crime adventure appeals to you, then you could do worse than joining Gil Grissom's crew in this true-to-tv-show experience. Just be sure to slather on plenty of disinfectant when you're done.
Adventure Gamers (Mar 27, 2008)
Still, the game largely succeeds at what it tries to do, so if you're up for a lightweight mystery adventure and have a Wii in your household, Hard Evidence may just be the excuse you're looking for to kick the kids off the TV and grab some gaming time yourself. The port is unquestionably a solid conversion, making the choice of versions a simple matter of system preference. If you've always wanted to be an armchair CSI, now you can actually be one in your coziest armchair if you so desire.
Jeuxvideo.com (Apr 04, 2008)
Pour leur première apparition sur Wii, les Experts ne marqueront pas vraiment les esprits. Mais ça reste un sympathique jeu d'enquêtes, fidèle à la série dont il s'inspire. Sans réelle concurrence sur cette plate-forme, et à un prix légèrement inférieur à celui pratiqué habituellement, il parviendra probablement à convaincre les fans indulgents.
IGN (Aug 19, 2008)
Having reviewed a CSI game several years ago, I was fairly confident I knew what to expect. And, for the most part, nothing has really changed with the franchise. This is a point-and-click adventure that requires little thought. There are some nice improvements to the interface and it's certainly more enjoyable to play around with the evidence. The real disappointments is the lackluster interrogation system and the repetition of locales. If you're a CSI fan, you're probably better off just buying the DVDs of some previous seasons. But, as a rental, this is actually enjoyable enough to play through the end.
Worth Playing (Jul 30, 2008)
All in all, CSI: Hard Evidence is another on the list of "cash in, garbage out" TV and movie tie-in games that have plagued consoles for the last few months (if not years). If you're a truly hard-core "CSI" fan, I suppose you could take this for a spin or two, but with technical issues, a completely boring design, poor pacing, and really no replay value, you're better off picking up a DVD boxed set and playing along at home.
4Players.de (Jan 11, 2008)
Spannung kommt nur selten auf, Bewegungsfreiheit ist ein Fremdwort und Kopfarbeit kaum vonnöten. Aber auch grafisch ist CSI auf Wii ein technisches Trauerspiel: Die ohnehin nur mäßige Optik ruckelt teils so sehr, dass es schon gar keinen Spaß mehr macht, den Tätern in den insgesamt fünf Fällen plus Tutorial auf die Schliche zu kommen. Nicht einmal der Cursor wandert ohne Schluckauf über den Bildschirm. Immerhin dürft ihr in 60Hz und Progressive Scan ermitteln. Aber selbst der vergleichsweise günstige Preis von knapp 30 Euro kann diese durchwachsene Schlaftablette nicht wirklich schmackhaft machen. Hoffentlich leistet Telltale bei der Umsetzung von Sam & Max auf Wii bessere Arbeit - CSI ist eher ein Beispiel wie Adventures auf Konsole und im Allgemeinen nicht aussehen sollten&
411mania.com (Feb 15, 2008)
Honestly, the game could have been better. A lot better. Unfortunately, Ubisoft is comfortable sticking with the same worn out “point and click” linear game play interface they’ve used since the very first CSI game. And every time one is released, it gets terrible reviews because there are 100 games released every year that more a lot more fun than these CSI games. My suggestion to Ubisoft would be to either erase the linear game play and make the “investigator” actually work to find the evidence, instead of working to find the lit up icon on the screen. Either that, or drop this license because I don’t see these games making much money in the future.
The Wiire (Jan 31, 2008)
Hard Evidence may satisfy detective and mystery fans, but a case is solved after it's solved. It's not bad, it's not great, it's not going to win any awards nor is it going to receive much recognition beyond another television series tie-in. The game is a decent experience with some really great stories, but the lack of incentive to come back makes this only worthwhile as a rental.
GamesRadar (Feb 28, 2008)
There's also a distinct lack of motion-controlled gimmickry going on; granted, many games just needlessly tack on motion chores, but considering the nature of evidence-gathering, it would have suited this game perfectly. On the bright side, Hard Evidence is so fast there’s something satisfying in flying through a game in one sitting. So, if you’re looking for a challenging mystery adventure, look elsewhere. If you’re looking for a 5-6 hour distraction that will at least provide some semblence of a multi-episode binge of the TV show, and you don't mind some unpolished graphics and sound, it could be worth a rental.
Gamekult (Apr 02, 2008)
Avec ses histoires intéressantes sur papier et pleines de rebondissements, le jeu de Telltale Games partait pourtant du bon pied, en restant fidèle à l'esprit de la série. La réalisation technique datée aura finalement eu raison des Experts. Le titre n'est en effet pas très agréable à regarder, les musiques sont tout simplement à côté de la plaque, et les saccades, les ralentissements et les temps de chargements intempestifs gâchent vraiment le plaisir. La linéarité et l'absence de mise en scène ne mettent par ailleurs pas du tout les intrigues en valeur. Pour le même prix, autant investir dans le coffret d'une saison de la série télévisée, qui devrait en outre occuper plus longtemps que ce jeu.
Gameswelt (Mar 25, 2008)
Bei der Wii-Umsetzung von 'CSI: Eindeutige Beweise' haben wir von selbigen reichlich gefunden, um den Tatbestand festzustellen: Eine lieblose Portierung ohne Ideen und ohne jedwede Spannung. Allenfalls für beinharte Fans der 'CSI'-Reihe mit einem hohen Maß an Leidensfähigkeit geeignet.
NintendoWorldReport (Feb 05, 2008)
According to Marcus, the character models are somewhat accurate, but they are low-grade PS2 quality. As evidenced by titles like God of War 2 and Tomb Raider: Anniversary, facial animation can look pretty good when a developer puts some effort into it. CSI: Hard Evidence gives us blocky faces and forced, exaggerated animations. On the other hand, the environments look much better. Characters are also voiced by their real-life counterparts, lending some credibility to the game. There are five cases to solve, but it’s doubtful that most players will make it that far. Marcus didn’t think that the game tied into the show’s storyline in any meaningful way. I’d rather watch CSI: Miami and laugh at David Caruso’s overacting then be forced through more of this shovelware. If you want a good point‘n’click adventure, play Myst or Shivers.