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  • Summary: In this intriguing unsolved mystery, local police are baffled by a series of unexplained cases, dubbed The Vanishing Files, which have paralyzed the city. Enter Cate West, celebrated novelist and insightful visionary. Help Cate find clues, compile evidence, locate hideouts and name the culprit in these mysterious crimes. With 29 locations, 15 cases and 75 levels, this original whodunit mystery is sure to delight fans of all ages. Expand
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  1. Cate West on the Wii is identical to the DS version, however the handheld just seems to pull it off a lot better.
  2. It's basic but reasonably compelling. [Nov 2009, p.98]
  3. Although there are areas where Cate West can be improved, for a hidden object game it's definitely one of the best currently available on the market and works well on the Wii. Its intriguing storyline, overall polished presentation and change of gameplay styles makes it a far more interesting proposition than most hidden object titles and it's all the better for it.
  4. I had to strain my eyes playing on a 42-inch television, so I can’t imagine what it would be like to play on a smaller set. Despite some problems, Cate West is still worth a try if you’re a fan of the genre, but if you’re not, this isn’t the game that will draw you in.
  5. The gameplay itself is pretty average for the genre, and the graphics do make it a bit difficult to spot some of the objects you are looking for, but it's plus points more than compensate. The games storyline holds the average gameplay together well, the overall presentation is pretty good, and to top it all off is the games budget price.
  6. If you're itching to play a hidden-object game, The Vanishing Files will be like rubbing up against a tree: it's not pretty, but it gets the job done.
  7. An acquired taste, and definitely not for impatient gamers. [Nov 2009, p.69]

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