NCIS: The Game from the TV Show Review
- Multiple missions including a 'two-part' mystery.
- All the main characters from NCIS complete with cheesy lines.
- Great background art design.
- Characters look out entirely out of place.
- No real gameplay challenge.
It might take a die-hard fan of NCIS to truly enjoy this title, but as it is The Game from the TV Show just doesn't have the same snappy feel as the TV show and not enough gameplay to hold your interest.
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I probably haven't laughed this hard at a game in a while and worst of all I really shouldn't be, this is NCIS: The Game from the TV Show by GameHouse after all. Good gravy even the title is bursting with comedic value.
In this adventure title you'll take part in five different 'mysteries', although in typical TV show style one of the adventures is a two-parter so it's really only four missions overall. The game itself follows the show's format quite well, introducing the basic mystery and bouncing between session of evidence collecting, evidence processing and interrogations until the final twists are revealed. Sadly evidence collection involves random clicking to find hidden objects unless hints are enabled and interrogations are even worse, with players being given several options to advance the dialogue, but no reason to select any particular option, making this another session of random advancement.
Things get even better on the visuals front as the game's various locations are actually quite amazingly well rendered, but the game falls short of the mark on the actual characters involved in the missions. Each of the NCIS members have been processed from marketing shots and look like fashion models striking a pose; and lets not get started with the animated mouths, try Googling 'Clutch Cargo' and you'll see what I mean.
Fans of the TV series may feel like they can get something out of this game, but from the corny lines to the poorly gathered evidence, NCIS: The Game from the TV Show is a game that's hard to recommend at all.
Description*** Now including three additional episodes! ***
“I love the characters and the contrast between the tongue in cheek humor and the seriousness of the international relations busting drama” SlideToPlay.com
Put criminals behind bars as an NCIS agent in a gripping game based on the TV show! Join the Major Case Response Team led by Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, in solving thrilling cases where following your gut instinct is as important as the evidence before you.
Search the crime scene, collect evidence, examine the results in a lab, and stake out possible suspects. When you have all of the right pieces, bring them in for questioning and choose how to go about dragging the information out of them. Be careful though, if you're too aggressive, they won't give up anything.
All of the investigative fun takes place in an entertaining mix of action and mini-games like matching fingerprints, reconstructing chemical substances, and even autopsies! Can you remember to follow Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs and catch the criminals?
• Five thrilling cases, developed with the show’s creative team.
• Exciting crime scenes, filled with evidence. Find the suspect by piecing it all together!
• Engaging mini-games and challenging puzzles
• Character interaction: choose your strategy to get the most information
• Investigation and interrogation: figure out who the murderer is before it’s too late!
Highly recommended for fans of CSI: Miami, Clue: Cover Story and Sherlock Holmes Mystery.
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