iPad Adventure games, specifically Jake Hunter

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  1. J'Star

    J'Star Well-Known Member

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    Can I get some critique? I happen to come across 2 jake hunter games and I was wondering how interactive they are, and how long to complete. Also which episode is good to start with. Worth the $3 or are there better choices like CSI maybe?

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  2. J'Star

    J'Star Well-Known Member

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    Come on now, no-one has played these games?
     
  3. CandyNJ66

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    I like these types of games too but I haven't played Jake Hunter yet. I have that 1112 game which is pretty cool.

    It's not to often there is discussion on this type of game sadly. I do recall someone making a comment on it in a thread. Your best bet is to use the search feature. I'm sure you will find mention of it in past threads. :)
     
  4. arkanigon

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    I really enjoyed both Jake Hunter games. I think Seaside mystery is the better one. The interactivity is very little though... I don't really remember how long it took... maybe around 2 hours altogether...

    I think the best adventure game on the app store is Soul Trapper... but it is an audio adventure with minimal graphics. I think it was longer than the Jake Hunter games, and it had more interesting gameplay elements. And a really great story. Top notch voice acting...
     
  5. spiffyone

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    These are ports of earlier Jake Hunter games. They were, iirc, available for Nintendo DS. So you can try and check reviews for the DS games.

    I think the iTouch/Phone ports are not the complete games, but rather individual chapters/cases of one or more of the games in the series.

    So the game that was released for DS is "Jake Hunter Detective Chronicles", and it has 3 chapters, 2 of which are "Seaside City Conspiracy", and "Crash and Burn". Those chapters are available individually on iTouch/Phone for $3...which, although at first glance seems like a rip, when you think about it, if each chapter is $3, then all 3 chapters of the first game for DS can be had for under$10, and, as we all know, DS games, even used ones, can go for a bit higher than that.

    Also, if you spend $3 on one chapter, but it isn't your thing, you lose out on a few bucks. Buy the whole thing on DS and don't like it you lose out on more.

    And even though they are individual chapters, it isn't like Phoenix Wright where there's a big mystery and each chapter builds up to the big pay off. With the Jake Hunter games, apparently, each chapter/case is completely self contained.
     
  6. spiffyone

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    I absolutely agree.

    Still one of the best purchases I've made.
     
  7. foppajoe

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    what about hysteria project? i heard that is good.
     
  8. spiffyone

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    Haven't played Hysteria Project yet. From what I've read, it's very short, and the episodic nature gives me pause. It doesn't tell a complete story.

    Again, the Jake Hunter games on iTouch/Phone are individual chapters/cases of the "full" DS game, but each case is self contained. You needn't play them all as each tells a completely different story. Same deal with Soul Trapper, which, even though is only one episode of the proposed series, is a self contained chapter.

    Games like Hysteria Project and 1112, however, are highly episodic and not really self contained. To get a complete story, you have to play all the chapters, and, well...there's no telling if all the needed chapters will be released.

    I mean...remember Shenmue? I loved Shenmue. I think it one of the more innovative games ever released. But the story remains incomplete, and will probably never be finished. And I can only look at first two games on my shelf at home (both for Dreamcast - I got the PAL version of part II just to transfer my original save) and wonder what might've been.
     
  9. Menneisyys

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    CSI isn't really adventure game - unlike 1112 or the traditional interactive fiction titles. That is, if you're into real adventures, it's better not to purchase CSI.
     
  10. Menneisyys

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    Someone could make a deal with the ex-Legend Entertainment folks on porting their old adventures (both interactive fictions like the Spellcasting / Gateway-series, Eric the Unready, Timequest and the later click-based ones) to the iPhone... even their earliest games can be entirely played without having to use the (virtual) keyboard.
     
  11. QuickWit

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    Just to add to The Hysteria Project... I picked it up and really liked it a lot... but then I was done with it in about 15 minutes. It was a great 15 minutes, but i was shocked at how short it was. And, yes, it didn't tell a whole story, or even part of a story. it was like the opening scene to a Horror Flick before the credits roll.

    It looks like they're going to release the game in episodes so if this game interests you I would say wait until they release more. Either the rest of the game will come in updates or they'll release it in separate games and the early ones will likely take big price drops so that people will check it out.

    But, like I said, the game was really fun and really creepy... just really, really short.

    Bob
     

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