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Again (DS)

Again (DS)
alaScore 83

29 reviews

Sep, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews from magazines and websites. Some have doubts about the story, whereas reviews about the value for money and gameplay are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the Again (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 29 reviews)

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Again Review

 

From the creators of Hotel Dusk, Again is another detective tale. Too bad the similarities between the games stop there.

In a strange way, Again has a unique graphic style to it, but it's awkward to see. All the characters are portrayed by real life actors bringing back memories of the FMV detective games of the 90s. The difference is that they're not full motion. ...

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AGAIN

 

You know, when a writer develops a murder mystery for public consumption, be it for the book buying populace, cinematic connoisseur or television watching bumpkin, they're supposed to catch your interest and keep it there. Whether formatted as a...

None, unless you’re a teamster with the Screen Actors Guild (since they put two more crappy actors to “work” for a few hours in production of this piece of sh** - alright, go team!)

You’ve got to be kidding me. You know what, go ahead. Buy this game. If you’re seriously asking me for pros and cons after reading this review, you deserve to waste your time and money on it

Don’t waste your time and money. You’ll probably have to sit through something very similar when looking for your next job (if you haven’t already), and that may be more entertaining. Yes, the score is real.

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Again

 

Not an ideal swan song. Hotel Dusk is still considered one of the most unique and fascinating DS games to come out in some time, so it was expected that...

Nice 3D environments ; Cool investigation concept

Lethargic pace ; Story simply not interesting ; Mundane dialogue

Hotel Dusk is still considered one of the most unique and fascinating DS games to come out in some time, so it was expected that fans would be eagerly anticipating the second outing from the same team. Again has been marred by several problems before...

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Again

 

The team behind past DS titles like Hotel Dusk and Trace Memory have brought another "interactive novel" to the handheld, this time with a modern crime theme. Like Hotel Dusk, Again has you hold the DS sideways like a book, with the touch screen...

Decent enough story, fairly original concept

Too much "novel," not nearly enough "interactive

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Again

 

In March 2010, Japanese developer Cing filed for bankruptcy. A studio that championed adventure games on consoles with releases like Another Code / Trace Memory and Hotel Dusk on the Nintendo DS, Cing has created a handful of unique, unapologetically...

Intriguing premise and psychic "past vision" gameplay; engrossing story early on; puzzles are well-integrated and make good use of DS touch capabilities

Plot twists are overly telegraphed; story doesn’t live up to its potential; unbelievable ending that finishes with a frustrating cliffhanger

Again could have been better, but it’s still a must-play for fans of Cing’s other games—and if you’re willing to forgive some story issues to experience the creative gameplay, it’s worth checking out by any DS owner who enjoys crime drama.

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AGAIN

 

AGAIN is the latest DS graphic adventure by Cing, who were responsible for Trace Memory and Hotel Dusk: Room 215, two of the finest graphic adventures for the DS. Due to this pedigree, I was quite excited to try out AGAIN. Then I played it. Suffice to...

The dominant feeling I'm left with after spending 12 hours finishing AGAIN is disappointment. Cing produced two of the DS's finest adventure games with Trace Memory and Hotel Dusk: Room 215, but AGAIN was just "meh." It's not a bad game, but it's not...

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Again Nintendo DS Review

 

Again casts you as an FBI agent named J (perhaps he knows G from the House of the Dead series), called in to check out a murder that seems awfully familiar to a case he investigated. You'll revisit both cases, matching things up and eventually trying...

Interesting premise has you looking in the past and present to solve a murder

Again moves along at a criminally slow pace, no memorable characters, the storyline doesn't make sense, gameplay isn't nearly as good as Hotel Dusk

You know what we hate? Things that could've been better than they are. Several movies come to mind, including a few where the killer was too easy to spot or the twist was so absurd, it wasn't worth the trouble. Unfortunately, Again, the latest and...

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Again

 

You're better off reading a book than playing this flawed interactive crime novel.

Crime story cliches abound ; First-person stylus controls are sluggish ; Unintuitive psychic puzzles ; Past/present plot mix can get confusing

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Again Review

 

The blind character keeps her eyes closed. Seriously.

Interesting premise

Plodding, repetitive gameplay, main plot points can be seen a mile off, ends long after you wish it would

The end result is a very dull, plodding experience completely devoid of tension despite the fact that there's a murderer on the loose. It certainly doesn't help that you can figure out major plot points from way off in the distance yet your FBI agents...

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AGAIN Review

 

If there is one developer out there who knows how to make a crime-filled adventure game, its Cing. This tiny Japanese studio is responsible for one of the most praised DS games games out there, Hotel Dusk. The newest adventure from Cing and KOEI Tecmo...

The final verdict? Avoid this game like if it were a plague. It offers so little gameplay that it can barely be passed off as a video game. If you want a crime novel-esque game and want your money's worth, look into Cing's previous title, Hotel Dusk....

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