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Murder in Venice (Nintendo DS)
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71 of 72 people found the following review helpful
on 6 August 2011
OK, I've played a few hidden object games on my DS, like Mystery case files, Amazing adventures, Mystery tales, Witches curse, CSI, Hardy boys and Cate West vanishing files, to name a few. But i found this game Murder in Venice the best by far, it has a good story line which doesn't drown you with lots of text and you jump straight into it from the start with a hidden object game. Some of the objects you find are kept in your inventory for you to use to get out of sticky situations, for example, a chair in your inventory can be propped against a door to stop people getting in. You also have to find objects to help you progress like an old door which could be used as a bridge but it may be blocked by other objects, this situation then becomes a mini game for you to get through and once you get to the door you may need to use some thing in your inventory to de-hinge it. All through this there are small remarks (hints) from your character guiding you through. You also have to take pictures of the scene, a small area of the scene is shown to you and you then have to find it in the big picture and snap away. Whilst doing all of this you must remember to find a chess piece in each scene to unlock a chess mini game. So.. all in all, i found it a good game, with variety and good clear graphics.. i would highly recommend it.. and if you don't like it you can always trade it :).. thanks for reading x
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
I have played quite a few Nintendo games over the past year and I have to say that this has been one of the best. OK, you have to find the obligatory objects listed on an inventory plus do look carefully for tiny chess pieces otherwise at the end of the game you won't be able to access that part.

The game revolves around a Codex and a Satellite made during the Cold War so you switch between the '70's and the present day. The storyline is good with sensible dialogue, the video clips aren't that good but hey, you can't have everything. The game itself can be quite frustrating particularly when you get to the box with the padlocks on it! This bit nearly drove me to distraction but I perservered and finally mananged to do all of them bar the last one which my Husband was seconded in to do.

Recommended most highly.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on 3 October 2011
Brilliant hidden object game. A bit short but then most of these hidden object games are! It has a really good story line and some great mini games!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 29 September 2011
Very good game, you get right into the it and befor you know it the game comes to an end
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 4 February 2012
Murder in Venice has a reasonable story line about a tourist helping an ex Russian spy. You have to search for a list of items within each scene, some of which can only be found by moving or opening other items. You are then required to undertake actions to progress onto the next scene or chapter, but unless you press the hint button, you have no idea what these might be. They aren't too difficult to complete though if you look around the picture.I only used the button once or twice. The game is similar to "Crime Lab, Body of Evidence" but that one is much harder-it took me almost a year to complete AND sometimes I had to resort to the few cheats available on the internet.
Crime Lab: Body Of Evidence (Nintendo DS)

There are also some mini games including a jewel drop. You also have to collect chess pieces but as I've done the game twice and never managed to find the full set, I don't know what happens to these afterwards. (It might tell you in the instruction book but I never read these)!
The items are picked up quite easily with stylus on screen but I thought that some of the graphics were a little bit fuzzy-perhaps that's because I play for hours till my eyes resemble pickled onions.
I don't usually play with sound on but when I tried it, I found it irritating.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on 13 August 2011
I'm halfway through this game at the moment and I cannot rate it high enough, in fact I'll make this short as I want to get back to it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 23 October 2011
It's ok. Instructions not very clear so trial and error finding your way through the chapters. Got to the end and found that I'd not found all the chess pieces or picked up all the mini games !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 21 October 2011
An entertaining game to play. Another hidden object game but some (not too difficult to solve) puzzles on the way. When finished, you get access to additional games & I'm still addicted to the Gear Code games. Well worth the money I think as still end up going back to it & finished it ages ago.
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on 27 January 2014
I bought this cheap on a well known auction site and was so glad I didn't pay full price for it, I was looking forwards to playing it after the good reviews on here, but not far into it I wasnt very impressed, but kept going thinking it might pick up at some point, but ive now a few hours later completed it and was left wondering was that it?
Some of the hidden objects are not easy to see and I found this very repetitive in style, the mini games were match 3 type games, not very interesting really and some objects you keep in your inventory to use at other times.
The story didn't grab me at all, I sort of felt like I was just going through the motions so I could hurry up and finish it, and theres not many I feel like that about, but this one was just not for me im afraid.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 3 January 2012
This is too short. You just don't get your money's worth. It's basically just looking for hidden objects. It doesn't come up to the standard of games like Broken Sword or Phoenix Wright.
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