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  • Summary: Hone your detective skills by interviewing witnesses, uncovering clues, and following leads, all helping to bring you closer to the truth! Experience three unique murder mysteries as Detective Jake Hunter. [Aksys Games]
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  1. 69
    Since there is no dynamic gameplay to fall back on, the visual novel genre is driven 95% by story, and the stories were below average in this game.
  2. Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles tries to capture the essence of hard-boiled sleuthing, but it falters mainly because it takes itself way too seriously. [June 2008, p.101]
  3. 64
    Jake Hunter is a decent way to kill a few hours, but there wasn't enough effort put into it to really stand out. It lacks personality. Jake is a stereotype, and the stories are straight forward, humorless affairs.
  4. The game would have benefited from some compelling touch-screen use (for puzzles or combat, perhaps), but as is, it barely puts the "interactive" in "interactive novel." [June 2008, p.89]
  5. Jake Hunter should come with a health warning: may caus lung cancer. [Sept 2008, p.71]
  6. 35
    The worst part is that Jake Hunter had a lot of potential. [July 2008, p.84]
  7. 16
    Everything in the game (art, dialogue, characters, etc.) is barely bargain-bin passable.

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