An insult to the TV show.
Very slow. Difficult to move between venues. I bought the game but now cannot get past using the screwdriver in the park - it is just is not going to open the screws!!! Waste of money.
July 28, 2013
I love the TV show Criminal Minds, but this game was highly disappointing and finished way too quickly. The first case was uninteresting and dull; the second case was better. Hidden object areas were not too difficult. My biggest disappointment was that there were only two cases. Very small amount of playing time compared to other BFG games. Should have had 3 or 4 cases to make it worth the price IMHO. Don't waste your money or credits.
February 28, 2013
I finish this game to soon, only had two crime site,
February 23, 2013
I am a huge fan of criminal minds so when I found out they made a hidden objects game I downloaded it immediately. While the game was challenging, I was disappointed at the fun level. I found myself just wanting to get through the game instead of enjoying the process. The puzzles were repetitive with changing difficulties and sometimes it was hard to figure out what you were supposed to do next. I also felt like the story line was lacking, I wanted more of a murder mystery than I got. Overall I was disappointed in this game. Maybe I just expected too much.
January 12, 2013
Thank goodness I didn't waste money buying this. I love the show & all the characters, but this game is awful. The game has no resemblance to the TV show & the dialogue from Penelope is so wrong. She never talks like that on the show. I am very disappointed in this. Also, it moves slow but the dialogue is so far from what is on the show.
January 6, 2013
A HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT!
I love the show and was looking forward to playing this game, but I was greatly disappointed. The entire game had a dated feel to it, like a HOG from 10 years ago. It was stilted and slow-moving with very little challenge. They did not capture the unique personalities of the Criminal Minds cast at all. I would not waste my time nor money on this game.
April 21, 2012
The 1 hr Free Trial More Than Enough For Me Already - Cut This Off!
* 2 Chapters
* 2 play modes - Casual/Expert - I played expert mode.
* No voice over
* Graphics: Characters are cardboard cut outs.
* No widescreen. Black bars. I had to change my settings.
* HO scenes: 3 different colors: BLACK you find the objects. BLUE are scrambled and you either find a ? mark or figure it out for yourself item to be found. GREEN are hidden and an extra step needs to be taken to uncover those.
*There is an FBI book that will tell you about the case and gives you info on all the agents.
* Tasks are listed down at the bottom. If you get stuck, click on the hint and it will bring up the tasks. If there are several listed, you can "arrow through" up at the top and select the one you want and it will list step by step how to solve it.
* Hint/Skip charge up pretty quick.
* Mini games
My overall impression of the game here:
Well usually I'm REALLY into these crime solving games but I'm sorry to report this one just fell REALLY flat. Oh and I've never watched the TV show cause I'm usually at work when it comes on so no comment there.
I'm going to start off with these graphics here as I didn't much care for the "cardboard cut out" type characters.
The HO scenes: I found to be pretty clear as I didn't have trouble locating too much. The finding by different colors however is nothing I haven't seen before.
What I played of this there is a little bit of back/forth but not too much and inventory is pretty much used right away.
Where this game REALLY went down the hill for me was OMG! The click, click, click of dialogue so I really couldn't follow the story of the murder case. This is also why I marked the story as "OK." I'm sure it would of been great if it wasn't for all this click, click, click of dialogue. This absolutely ruined it for me. As one review mentions here. The year is 2012? Really all this click, click, click. I want to play a game here. If I want to read I'll do one of two things and that is either pick up a book and prefer Stephen King or I'll go to work as I'm a transcriber so plenty of reading there and some of that is pretty hard to decipher.
The mini games which you click on the ? mark to get directions and a big huge box comes up on the screen. What I played of this I did two mini games: Finding the finger print that is different and a Mahjong game and while I'm trying to complete the mini games the dreadful click, click, click of dialogue comes up. UGH!
As for game length: Although this is only two chapters I'd still think you'd get a minimum of 4 to 5 hours out of this at least if you are one who takes your time and reads everything cause lots of reading here unless you're one of the "expert" game players but the hour demo was way more than enough for me already. Actually I played for a 1/2 hour and quit. I thought maybe if I came back to it a few hours later I might have a whole different outlook on this game but sorry no such luck here.
I'm sorry Big Fish and the developer of this game but this is dreadful in my humble opinion. The best I can do for this game is my 1 star: Stop madness, cut off and pull the plug on this already! I'm sorry but lets forget the daily deal or catch of the week as I wouldn't finish this game for free. If by chance there is going to be another one of these Criminal Minds games I hope the developer here does away with the "cardboard cutout characters" and all the clicking of the dialogue here.
As always definitely give it a whirl and decide for yourself as some have really liked it but definitely not for me.
April 21, 2012
Nothing like what I expected :(
I am a big criminal minds fan and didnt try the trial version since I really like the tv show I thought it would be interesting. I am happy that I used a credit for this game and didnt spend my money on it. Poor graphics, no speaking from the characters, very poor quality. I played it through the first case, there are only 2 and 1/2 way thorough I really wanted to quit. I don't think that I will even attempt the second case. Out of all the games that are available, a really poor choice to offer, there are so many better ones out there. HOS were way easy and following the game was just plain stupid. Its another TV Show game gone bad, i had this experience when I played House MD, which was even worse. I would not recommend this game at all.
May 2, 2012
Voices a must for this game!!!!
I bought this game a while ago to fill out my card Love the show so I figured the game would be good. Didn't try the demo, my mistake. Let me give you the pro's of the game first. Hos's are clear and bright, have a few scrambled words in them which you can either figure out or find a question mark for them. The question marks also works on your hint button. They also aren't filled to the brim with junk. The story isn't that bad either. Now for the cons. Where do I begin, what a pain in the butt. This whole game is interaction with NO VOICES. You have to read everything even when you're doing puzzles. I love interaction games and I own alot of them that you have to read but it doesn't make the game. This game is all about the dialogue. Don't get me wrong I love reading books but I don't expect my game to be one. I can't believe they took a great show and made a awful game from it. The only reason I finished the game was because I already bought it and I still had to force myself.
May 30, 2012
I don't watch the show so maybe that was the problem but I just found this game boring. played about 1/2 hour of the free game and couldn't go farther. reading what people say is boring, hidden object were odd, hard to find stuff, there was no logic to what I was doing. Sorry but I don't recommend this game especially if you don't watch the show.
April 21, 2012