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  • Summary: Again is an interactive crime novel from the developers of Hotel Dusk and Trace Memory.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 20
  2. Negative: 8 out of 20
  1. Again is a peculiar game. It gets close to an interactive novel, and it can catch the player's attention with a splendid story and some interesting characters.
  2. 75
    Cing produced two of the DS's finest adventure games with Trace Memory and Hotel Dusk: Room 215, but AGAIN was just "meh." It's not a bad game, but it's not great either.
  3. This game has a clever premise with gameplay to support it, and even though the story falls way short of its promise, players who go into it with the right expectations will find a lot to like here.
  4. For all of its criminal procedural trappings, Again is about as exciting as watching Matlock re-runs in a seniors' assisted living facility.
  5. Again lacks almost all of the elements that made Cing's previous games stand out amongst fans and critics alike. This dull, plodding experience isn't worth your time or money. Given the lack of meaningful interactive segments, you're better off just reading an actual thriller.
  6. On paper, "Again" could have been something so much more but in the end, it ends up being nothing more than a boring game that doesn't do enough to hold your interest.
  7. By the time the game ends, well after you wish it had, and with a cliff-hanger no less, you'll be more than happy to have it over, and not because a murderer's reign of terror has ended, but because your time with the game has.

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  1. Dec 21, 2010
    5
    An intriguing story and the visual flair are still there but the usual Cing problem of mundane, glued-on gameplay still stands. Again is anAn intriguing story and the visual flair are still there but the usual Cing problem of mundane, glued-on gameplay still stands. Again is an excellent murder mystery but one that would work better as a novel rather than an interactive novel. Expand