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Play the first "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" game on Newgrounds! Play as a newbie and solve the case with your friends from CSI in this mini adventure game.
...don't forget to review ;)
EDIT: I fixed the some few mistakes. Thank you for playing and your votes!
Room for improvement, but not in a bad way.
This was a nice game...
I know these mystery things can get kinda tough to write (i realized this quickly trying to work on a thought intensive project myself)
It's a shame some of the other characters weren't involved. Also, the show usually runs two cases at a time, and i know Grissom was working a factory case, but there wasn't much to it, little activity from Grissom's perspective, and there was actually little evidence to collect from that scene.
I already said that these kinda things can be tough to write without being some pro at it, but there should've been a big plot twist that leads one of the cases in a completely different direction, which seems to happen a lot in the show (despite that the characters are all supposed to be professionals, yet not a one could see whatever case going in that direction, but now i'm just ranting about the show...)
Also, it was short and there wasn't too much evidence to collect, but this is really what should be expected from real life cases (a pretty open-shut case without too much difficulty. They say that it's more likely that you'd be killed by someone you know than a complete stranger, and revenge seems to be a popular motive these days...)
I did like it as a whole, though, and i did have a little difficulty zooming back out on the crime scene when i went to swab the bloodstain. It took me a few seconds to figure out the green arrow bit...
Three final notes: 1) There should be more evidence to collect at the specific parts of the crime scene, like a few extra things in the trashcan or whatever, so the novice player might easily overlook it. On that note, you should also try to plant a few red herrings to keep the brain juices flowing, and try to mislead the player in the wrong direction (and maybe getting a game over if they get it wrong)
2) Instead of just the buttons for the evidence collection tools, when you click on them, you should change the mouse cursor to represent that item, so the player has to click on a specific item on the screen, unlike the system you have now, where clicking away just lets you nab it. (There could also be a procedure to collecting the evidence, so if you're in a hurry and you mess something up, you compromise it, and can't use it)
3) You must be a fan, but I suggest doing some research too. There are plenty of books out there about forensic science (I've read a few, as this show wanted me to become a forensic investigator, but i decided against that path... but enough about me...) One of my favorite books is "Dead Reckoning" by Dr. Micheal Baden, it's a pretty interesting and fun read if you're really into this stuff... but you prolly know a lot if you've been watching the show for a long time...
Anyway, good luck on future projects, and i hope you make another CSI/Forensic game soon! I'll be looking for it!!!
(and i apologize for the ranting...)
god this made me almost fall asleep thats how bored i was i dont even know why i played it i dont even like CSI but i guess since it was a game it drawed my attention and then it put it to sleep
You have the characters and the general premise of the show down. I'm glad to see that. (And nice to know Greg is in character, too. :D)
The game was too short, though. I understand it's your first of this kind, so that's fine. Try to make it a little more complex if you do another one like this. However, the case is like one you'd see on the show, which is good.
One thing that confused me was the lack of a "back" button when you took a look at evidence. It took me a minute to figure out the green arrow. You may want to fix that.
Despite all that, though, I enjoyed it. I sent the link to a CSI LiveJournal community, and I think they'll like it. :D
a couple things though.... In the real CSI they constantly are faced with different sides and beliefs and ideas that (as they uncover evidence) that story changes over the episode, and is suspenceful until the very end... in your game however i figured the whole case out after one crime scene investigation and it didnt keep me excited to find the killer. Try to make the story longer and more confusing(to the CSI AGENTS not for us) so that we are on the edge of our seats til the end.
Please to be killing your son?
Man, I don't even like CSI, but I'm glad that their screenwriters aren't as completely incapable of properly using the English language as you seem to be.
Anyway, the game sucked, start to finish. The interface was poor, and the sequential nature of the game made it not so much a game as a slide show of a 30 second CSI teaser where the "Next Slide" button keeps moving around.
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