GAME CULLING – THE DEMISE OF CSI GAMES?


Hi CSI Fans.  I’ve been working hard to promote the reinstatement of the PC Disk versions of future CSI Games for quite a while.

I am not alone in not liking the Online CSI formats.   I just tried one on PuffGames.com and you can’t even open up to full screen.  So you are trying to play in about 40x40cms of screen.  It’s ridiculous. And have you seen the format for CRIME CITY?  And HIDDEN CRIMES is another tablet/mobile game.  I asked if they could also release it after conversion to a PC format, for those of us who only play PC games.  But to no avail. There is just no comparison with the original PC format.  It’s as though the CSI producers only care about the up-coming tablet/mobile market, caring nothing for the loyal die-hard fans of the original Series.

I have had a couple of positive comments from Visitors to this judsgamereviews site, re the need to release a new original format PC Download/Disk game, but not the quantity of comments needed to give my stance backing.  I have a contact within Ubisoft, who was willing to help if I could rally enough Customer interest.

But while trying to find an Agatha Christie new game called THE ABC MURDERS – which I found on Steam – I discovered that Ubisoft no longer have ANY CSI GAMES in their Store’s sales list.  I was devastated.  I fear that is the end.  Unless Tell Tale Games have changed publisher/marketing firm.

It is sad.  The format of the CSI games was unique – except for CSI NY – and in its time novel, using 3D CG TV show characters, total interactivity in evidence collection and processing, and with 5 Cases per Game, the 5th being the culmination of the other 4.  I only hope we can get them Remastered some day.  Otherwise we will have to hold on to our older PCs in order to revisit them occasionally.  They are worth revisiting regularly.

I fear that the Agatha Christie games may be going the same way.  The format of this new game is a little different from the other formats.  The three big ones are similar to CSI in that you ‘walk’ Poirot through the locations; while the other four are Hidden Object format and fun in their own right, despite some of the HOs being really tiny.  But BigFish Games which had all of the latter four in their Sales List, have now removed them.  It seems that the Game providers are culling their lists, as new games are added, daily.  Even the HINT Service Sites are culling their lists, so you need to download for older games if you think you may need them later.

Sad.  Sad.  Sad.

Jud House 5/11/2016

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About judsartwork

I write reviews of Adventure and Hidden Object games that are Crime, Fantasy, SciFi, Renovation, Travel, Quest and/or Mystery by genre. I have a Masters in Writing (2006) and have been writing novels, both crime and fantasy for many years; plus Haiku, verse, and prose both fictional and literary. I am also an artist of modern, Acrylic, textural and hard edge work, underwater, fantasy, expressionist, and Cosmos paintings. I use mixed media (Acrylic, Watercolour, Pastels) in textural Monoprints, finding surprises to expose within each work. Having both an analytical and creative mind has meant that I have strong powers of observation, and the persistence required to follow computer problems through till I solve them. Of course I am not always successful, but am willing to ask for a little help in order to then unlock the main problem myself. My Troubleshooting Blog, 'Problems and Solutions', was the result of my tenacity.
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4 Responses to GAME CULLING – THE DEMISE OF CSI GAMES?

  1. Sarca says:

    Yep, there is a real shift and push for mobile games. And you can forget PC games released on CD. In Canada, it’s really hard to find boxed PC games to buy in-store. If it isn’t in your neck of the woods, wait for it…most are via download.

    • judsartwork says:

      Most – but that’s what I’m saying about the culling. the known providers of these games have now cut them from their lists because they are ‘older’ games. It is confusing coz some say there is now a shift back towards PC games.?!

  2. Steve Veasey says:

    Hi Jud, did you finish The ABC Murders? How is it different (apart from the cartoony graphics) from the three older PC games?

    • judsartwork says:

      Yes I did finish it then wrote a blog about it. Did you see the blog? I think I covered everything but if there’s anything you want me to check out I’ll try and answer. Jud

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