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Critic Reviews

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82
Everything fits on one disk, so there is none of that swapping to do. The menu system is also much improved by the use of the mouse. These improvements speed things up considerably when investigating. The task remains the same, so this is a great one for those requiring some mental exercise.
78
The photographs add an atmospheric touch, much needed by an otherwise text-heavy game. It suffers from disk swapping - unless you've got a hard disk to install it on.
77
There's quite a lot of analysis and cross-checking to do throughout the investigation. It's absorbing stuff and rewarding when you make discoveries. The pace is slow, but it's not a game that you'll want to rush - it requires plenty of time and thought to get through.
75
Commodore 64The Games Machine (UK) (Sep, 1988)
Sonics are near nonexistant and constant disk swapping quickly becomes a bore. Nevertheless, the depth and interest within The President is Missing is such that those of you with an adventure bent should get a great deal of enjoyment from attempting to solve the dastardly crime.
70
Commodore 64Computer and Video Games (CVG) (Aug, 1988)
Despite these few difficulties, this is an extremely large and impressive program, well thought out and thoroughly researched, offering many hours of intrigue and investigation.
68
DOSPower Play (Oct, 1988)
Das Spiel ist eine interessante Mischung aus Recherche und Krimi. Man sucht aus vielen Bildern und Akten die Fakten heraus. Wenn man auf die richtige Fährte stößt, bekommt man neue Informationen, die man weiter verwerten muß. Der reine Action-Freak sollte von dieser Art Spiel die Finger lassen. Hobby-Detektiven und anderen neugierigen Naturen hingegen ist das Tüftelspiel heftigst zu empfehlen - aber nur, wenn sie sich von häufigen Diskettenwechseln nicht entnerven lassen (am besten gleich auf die Festplatte schaufeln).
67
Atari STASM (Aktueller Software Markt) (Jan, 1989)
Wenn Sie Spaß an derartigen Adventures haben, dann bietet COSMI wirklich viel: Die Kassette mit den Tonaufzeichnungen und eine Menge Fakten und Features, die es auseinanderzupuzzeln gilt. Natürlich ist es nicht jedermanns Sache, nur in Akten herumzuwühlen. Mir persönlich hat die Programm- Aufmachung und -Gestaltung sehr gut gefallen. Allerdings muß man bei PRESIDENT IS MISSING schon mit einer längeren Aufklärungszeit rechnen. Gar nicht sooo einfach.
60
DOSJust Games Retro (Feb 24, 2008)
This is a pretty involved mystery, with a functional setup to unravel it. It arguably demands too much; certainly in time investment, and probably in the varied skills it requires. The real-time waiting for field reports is particularly rough, and will alone limit the appeal to hardcore investigators only. The DOS version is also considerably less flashy and polished than its Atari ST or Amiga counterparts, but still perfectly playable. Check it out if you're interested, but don't expect to solve the case, and don't expect to ever know if you've actually solved the case correctly.
 
Commodore 64Computer Gaming World (CGW) (Sep, 1988)
The President Is Missing is a game that starts out with an exciting premise, an interesting plot, and wellplanned graphics, but ends up as a poorly executed program. The game will simply prove not to be worth the trouble to most players. Extremely experienced players who enjoy tough games might be delighted by the potential challenge, but the game has simply too much dead-time to be truly exciting or for players to maintain their initial enthusiasm.
 
The President Is Missing is a game that starts out with an exciting premise, an interesting plot, and wellplanned graphics, but ends up as a poorly executed program. The game will simply prove not to be worth the trouble to most players. Extremely experienced players who enjoy tough games might be delighted by the potential challenge, but the game has simply too much dead-time to be truly exciting or for players to maintain their initial enthusiasm.