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Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles (DS)

Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles (DS)
alaScore 66

3 reviews

Sep, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews from magazines and websites. Many are negative about the gameplay.


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 66/100 = Good quality.

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Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles


We should have seen this coming.

The plastic case makes a good drink coaster

Bad writing, no gameplay to speak of, cliché characters and cases, bland art, annoying music, very short playtime. Did I miss anything

Don't waste your money on this game. If you happen to be walking down the street and someone tries to give it to you for free, politely decline and continue about your business. Unless you're in need of a new drink coaster.

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Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles


I am always wary of Japanese video games with overly Americanized localizations. Even with the majority of bases covered in terms of dialogue, there are always ways in which the game screams "I'm not American." Take Revelations: Persona for instance....

If you didn't already figure it out, Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles was a complete disappointment. Since there is no dynamic gameplay to fall back on, the visual novel genre is driven 95% by story, and the stories were below average in this game....

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Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles


It's understandable why interactive novels are not a hot commodity in the gaming market; anyone can curl up with a good book if they want to read vast expanses of text. On the whole, gamers want to actually PLAY a game when they sit down and fire up...