Jake Hunter Detective Story: Ghost of the Dusk
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Publisher: Aksys Games
Genres: Interactive Story, Adventure
- Hardboiled action - dive into a gritty world populated by shady characters, and dubious allies. you'll need to harness all of your focus and skills to separate fact from fiction
- Investigative instincts - to solve this mystery, you'll need to use all of your master detective skills: Question suspects, search crime scenes, and Zero in on inconsistencies to discover the truth
- New cases, new faces - after a long hiatus, Jake Hunter is back on the beat and tasked with solving all-new cases with a cast of original characters and the return of some familiar friends
- and the password is. - discover passwords hidden throughout the game's world to unlock side stories, bonus features, and more!
In addition to the main mystery, Jake Hunter: Ghost of the Dusk includes four other mini-mysteries that were originally cell-phone games in Japan and a genuinely amusing case file featuring chibi versions of Jake and Yulia. It's a well-rounded package, but I don't think anything here is compelling enough to make this a must buy for people still holding onto their 3DS.
Jake Hunter Detective Story: Ghost of the Dusk can certainly appeal to those looking for a visual novel and for a murder mystery type of game, its art style and content go very much in that sense. However, expectations fall short due to the lack of challenge of the investigations and the game does not transmit the players a real feeling of progression and advance in the game's plot.
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I think Jake Hunter Detective Story: Ghost of the Dusk accomplishes what it sets out to do. It's more interactive visual novel than it is a typical vidoegame, but if you're in the mood for a casual yet compelling experience that's well written with a strong cast and solid presentation, you can't go wrong here.
Jake Hunter Detective Story: Ghost of the Dusk is a solid entry in the series on the Nintendo 3DS, bringing an interesting story and fun gameplay mechanics that will keep you busy for many hours. The extra cases that are also part of this portable release are a nice bonus and a great way to extend your stay.