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    genkicoll

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    Cate West 1: The Vanishing Files

    Post by genkicoll on Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:17 pm

    Cate West: The Vanishing Files

    Series threads: Cate West 1: The Vanishing Files, Cate West 2: The Velvet Keys



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    Cate West: The Vanishing Files

    Police are baffled by a series of unexplained cases dubbed, The
    Vanishing Files. These unsolved cases have paralyzed the city. Enter
    Cate West, celebrated novelist and insightful visionary! Help Cate find
    clues, compile evidence, track down the hideout, and name the culprit!
    Are these mysterious crimes connected? Featuring loads of locations to
    search, an engrossing storyline, and addictive gameplay, Cate West: The Vanishing Files is an original whodunit!

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    genkicoll

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    Re: Cate West 1: The Vanishing Files

    Post by genkicoll on Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:29 pm

    Cate West: The Vanishing Files

    Cate West: The Vanishing Files is a straight HOG with a lot of variety
    and an interesting story. To make it even more interesting, there are
    alternate endings depending on how many points you earn during the game.

    For every chapter (level) you have HOG scenes, spot-the-differences
    scenes, fragmented object scenes and finally, a replace-the-object kind
    of spot-the-differences scene and finally, figure out the who the
    criminal is.

    If you can remember multiple items from the list and click on them
    concurrently, you will be bonus points - ie. instead of 100 points per
    object, you'll get 100 points for the first object, and 200 points for
    each object you find quickly after the first.

    A minor qualm is that you cannot just click-click-click the items as you
    find them, you have to wait for the first item you click to register
    and be removed from the list before clicking the next one. This is good
    in a way, as it gives you more time to look for items and get those
    bonus points!

    I do NOT care for your average spot-the-difference gameplay, and this
    one is no different in that respect, so I just gritted my teeth and
    worked through them when they came up. What I do really like is the
    replace-the-object scenes. Very fun, and a good way to rack up the bonus
    points if you can place multiple items in a row.

    The graphics remind me very much of Lost in the City, a game I really
    enjoyed. Like Lost in the City, this is a very long game, so I generally
    played one level each time I decided to play - it lasted me for a
    couple of months! Levels (chapters) get longer as progress through the
    game. By the time I got to the final chapter, there were six locations
    to search (hidden object scenes) and four FROG scenes. The game has 15
    chapters, so you can see why I was able to enjoy it for such a long
    time!

    The story is memorable enough that you can walk away from the game (as I
    did) and come back without losing anything. I really enjoyed this game
    (although the sequel is even better) and am glad I bought it

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