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  • Summary: Chase down the Truth!

    Chase: Cold Case Investigations ~Distant Memories~ is an adventure mystery game from the mind of Taisuke Kanasaki, director of the famed Hotel Dusk: Room 215! Join the exploits of two gritty detectives whose sense of justice and raw instinct drive them to seek the
    Chase down the Truth!

    Chase: Cold Case Investigations ~Distant Memories~ is an adventure mystery game from the mind of Taisuke Kanasaki, director of the famed Hotel Dusk: Room 215! Join the exploits of two gritty detectives whose sense of justice and raw instinct drive them to seek the truth. Put your sleuthing skills to the challenge by re-investigating old crime scenes and solving cold cases by searching for clues and interrogating perps! Find leads by diving head first into old investigation notes, crime scene photos and eye witness reports as you put together all the pieces. Once you have a solid lead, interrogate persons of interest to see what they do (or don't) know. Grill perps by asking tough questions, but be careful! Ask the wrong questions and your Interrogation Gauge will deplete. Ask too many wrong questions and it's Game Over!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. Oct 16, 2016
    84
    Chase is a very brief but also really enjoyable game that is worth picking up.
  2. Oct 18, 2016
    70
    Long-time fans will find a warm familiarity in its cast and dialogue, but for anybody else, they might see it as nothing more than a breezy cop show experience.
  3. Oct 25, 2016
    70
    A noir interactive novel based on the Cing productions for DS Hotel Dusk: Room 215 and Last Window, but this time everything have been simplified too much.
  4. Oct 23, 2016
    60
    The low price barrier for this Nintendo 3DS eShop release is high incentive for impulse purchasing, though, yet few outside of text adventure enthusiasts will find true value for money in this one.
  5. Nov 17, 2016
    60
    Thanks to its visual outlook and well-built plot, this is a game that will keep players interested until the end. It displays the limits of a low-budget game, however, and some of its segments feel too linear but this title shouldn't be in trouble to gather a group of fans.
  6. Oct 24, 2016
    50
    Chase has a great story, but the lack of presentation and short length mean it’s not a title I can particularly recommend right now.
  7. CD-Action
    Jan 13, 2017
    30
    A mediocre Phoenix Wright wannabe with a story resembling poor police documentaries/reality shows on TV. [01/2017, p.74]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Mar 13, 2017
    10
    Awesome game, Art is good, history is excelent, is very bad what this game was a very short but, is a really good game underrated, but, well,Awesome game, Art is good, history is excelent, is very bad what this game was a very short but, is a really good game underrated, but, well, Hotel Dusk and The last Window was better Expand
  2. Apr 29, 2018
    5
    This game is decent, but it feels like missed potential. In this incredibly short detective game, you play as a character who, alongside hisThis game is decent, but it feels like missed potential. In this incredibly short detective game, you play as a character who, alongside his assistant, is trying to solve an old criminal case. There are elements here that reminded me of the fantastic Ace Attorney series (investigating and talking to witnesses is quite similar to that series), and there are some fairly memorable characters. The artwork throughout the game is also done quite well.

    Still, the good gameplay is ultimately quite brief; I completed the game in under 2 hours. It feels like this had the potential to be a great visual novel and rival to the likes of Ace Attorney, but said potential seems unused to me.

    I wish I could give it a higher score, but it is ultimately too brief (with a story that isn't as fleshed-out as much as I would like) for me to give it anything higher than a 5.
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  3. Oct 15, 2016
    2
    This game is 90 minutes long and the gameplay is so simplistic and barebones even for a VN standard. The price for this game isn't worth it.This game is 90 minutes long and the gameplay is so simplistic and barebones even for a VN standard. The price for this game isn't worth it. You will beat it on one setting then realize you could have spent those $6 on something more valuable. Not to mention the whole thing ends on a cliffhanger, trying to become an episodic release. There's absolutely nothing interesting about this supposed spiritual successor to Hotel Dusk. Expand
  4. Apr 5, 2021
    0
    Chase: Cold Case Investigations - Distant Memories
    I paid €3 or something, it's so long ago Nintendo has no record of my transaction anymore.
    Chase: Cold Case Investigations - Distant Memories
    I paid €3 or something, it's so long ago Nintendo has no record of my transaction anymore. Worst spent money ever.
    The story finishes before it even starts, about 2 hours maximum.
    I'd rather pay 10 times the money for 10 times the gameplay.
    AVOID!!
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