• Publisher: Tecmo
  • Release Date: Apr 2, 2010
Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 20
  2. Negative: 8 out of 20
  1. 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.
  2. 45
    Full of bad adventure game cliches, mired in repetition, poor translation, and an utter lack of personality, Again is an inglorious end for the makers of Hotel Dusk.
  3. 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.
  4. The Nintendo DS is home to many great games, and its dual screen would seem a perfect fit for an interactive novel. Sadly, Again swings and misses at every opportunity with a poor story, laughable dialogue, clumsy puzzles, and pacing so slow you'll doze off in the middle of a conversation.
  5. A plodding, tiresome game that is only able to frustrate.
  6. 40
    Again's graphics look dull and muddy, even for a game that's trying to be on the same level as CSI.
  7. Forget any notion of playing this "Again", there's very little here to justify even playing through once. [Issue#96, p.110]
  8. 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.
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  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. Full Review »