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Jake Hunter Game

June 14th, 2009 by Tara

Categories: DS, NES

If you guys ever thought about purchasing or renting Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles, please don’t.

Instead, I’d pay $10 more for Jake Hunter Detective Story: Memories of the Past. You see, the first game came out a year ago, and it only had 3 of the 6 cases compared to the Japanese release of this popular adventure game series. I guess a bunch of fans sent Aksys a bunch of emails complaining about that, so Aksys decided to release the second game with the original six cases and the other bonuses that should have been on the first reincarnation of this game.

This game series is actually really popular in Japan, having started way back on the Famicon Disk System (Nintendo) called Tantei Jinguji Saburo. Until last year, I had never heard of this series, but I’m glad I did and am glad I got the expanded DS game. 😀 Personally, I like the game, despite how linear the game is! It’s no Phoenix Wright, but I find this game to have its own charm and intrigue. Then again, I’ve always focused more on the plot and the characters of the games more than anything else, and this game certainly has its plot with murder cases. But like I said at the beginning — don’t bother with the first one. Just go for the second game that has all the stuff from the first game plus more!

2 Responses to “Jake Hunter Game”

  • zohar says:

    Huh. I thought that series was just some lame American attempt at the Phoenix Wright-style game… guess not! Might give it a try later after I get through my backlog of games..

  • Tara says:

    I know what you mean! When I first saw the character designs, I thought they were some western game as well! But nope, it’s Japanese and came out way before Phoenix Wright did 😀