This is one incredibly sslloowww game! ALOT of dialog to read, and before you can even do that, you have to play a mahjong game that only shows some of the dialog every few tile matches. Add to that, before you can move on, you must connect lines from 1 end to the other, again, with dialog when you make the right connection, so it takes a very long time to read what would be a short conversation between the characters. No good sound effects, music is uninspiring. O.K. ho scenes, find question marks for help to unscramble some words, you can find them without the ? marks though. Because of the partial nudity of the female victims and the way which they are "displayed" in the first case, I would not let children play this game. There is a lot of back and forth without a map, which gets tedious after awhile. I think this game is very boring because it takes ssooo long to do simple tasks that would be done a lot quicker if it were not so drug out. Maybe the makers just couldn't think of anything else to put into the game, I am sorry I wasted my $$ on this one!! Play demo before you dish out any money.
May 21, 2012
Like Watching Grass Grow
I read many of the reviews and played the full hour of the demo. While the constantly popping up dialog didn't bother me, the general pace of the game was slow, slow, slow. In the hour I played, almost nothing happened. And this is a murder mystery.
On the plus side, the graphics are good, and the HO objects are hard to find. Fun unraveling the scrambled clues - best part of this game. But overall, the pace is slower than snails - slug pace maybe.
I love the TV show; I don't recommend this game.
October 4, 2013
A let down
The story felt weak, the settings felt limited, and the characters felt watered down. For true Criminal Minds fans I feel this is a total flop.
December 24, 2012
I felt this was extremely boring. The storylines did not flow together and it was hard to keep up. It would have been a lot better with voice overs from the actors on the show. I did like some of the puzzles though. Overall I would not recommend this game.
June 17, 2012
When I saw that there was a "Criminal Minds" game coming, I was eager to see what we players had in store. Well, sadly, not much! It was a very shoddy product that was put together for the sole purpose of luring players into what could've been a cerebral challenge, but instead was a total letdown! The graphics were old and slow. The "evidence" puzzles were repeats of old and uninteresting minigames. Don't even bother to play this...it's a collosal waste of time! Someone else should make a real effort to make this game over because the subjects that Criminal Minds deals with are intriguing.
May 22, 2012
Not a Very Good Game
This game was not very good. It lacked the one most important thing a game should have: An excellent storyline. Here are my thoughts on the game:
You got to switch between the characters
The unscramble the word thing to find an object
The game didn't hook you at the start, but once you get in to it it's ok
Slow hint recharge
Every time I clicked to go to the apartment, it took me inside the police station!
When I clicked "hint" and I wasn't in a hidden object scene, it would give me clues as to how to solve an objective rather as to where to go or what to do next
When I clicked on hint to find out how to solve an objective, it got rid of it once I exited, so it was like I wasted the hint.
Overall, I don't recommend the game. I'll stick to the TV Show thanks
May 22, 2012
Not My Cup of Tea
Don't like the graphics and far too much conversation. Blech!
May 18, 2012
Criminal Cluttered Minds
I love the show. I wanted to like this game but what a disappointment it turned out to be!
I made it through the demo and wouldn't even think of going any further. You have to read everything the characters have to say which is a lot... really? reading? in 2012? I understand the actual stars might have been over budget but you can get stand-ins that sound kind of like them and make it enjoyable for us to play.
My other problem with this game is the clutter, the HOG are cluttered, but I expect that. In this game, all the scenes were designed by a hoarder.
Anyway, this is just not for me.
April 21, 2012
I love this show and was looking forward to this game but I was hugely dissappointed. I felt like I was playing a game from my older games collection. The graphics were poor. There is no sense of direction on what to do next. At one point you need something to cut a rope holding a ladder. If you use the hint it tells you to use A or B that you got doing a HO scene but I already used A and B was not placed in my inventory when I found it. I only played about 40 minutes of my free hour.
April 24, 2012
I really like hidden object/adventure games and thought the concept behind the Criminal Minds game was great. There are several different cases for you to choose from. However, I experienced a few glitches that prevented me from completing some aspects of the game. I have a very fast, brand new gaming laptop and have never had any problems before. However, keep in mind that it certainly could have been something going on on my end and no fault of the game itself. That being said, I still felt that Criminal Minds was just a tad lacking. If I had never played this style of game before I would have probably been blown away and very excited. However, if you are familiar with the genre I think you might find that the gameplay seems a bit stilted. The world in which you play is very tightly structured and doesn't leave room for the 3D feel or free exploration. I feel that this game could use some cosmetic polishing. Overall, I thought it was okay. Perhaps my expectations were too high. I can't recommend this game due to the stellar competition available on the market today. I think your money would be better spent elsewhere. Would be a good game to buy on a $2.99 sale.
May 3, 2012