The game is built on old frame work, with shoddy rendering,still story boards, robotic character model movement and horrible voice acting, save for the appearance of Ducky himself and of course a cameo from Anthony DiNozzo Sr's portrayer, Robert Wagner. The voice actors used for Tony, Mcgee and Abby aren't too bad.From time to time Abby sounds almost 12. On the other hand voices for Gibbs and Ziva are simply horrid. The voice over for Gibbs almost sounds like a cross between Columbo and the late Phil Hartman. If you can take a couple hours of a voice actor over enunciating every single word he utters, maybe you'll like the higher pitched nasally Gibbs. The character models are laughable with only a few actually resembling the actual actors. DiNozzo's character model actually looks like Tim Dekay's Agent Peter Burke of the USA series White Collar. Abby looks like a cross between Abby and a troll. Mcgee seems to have the mange, missing tufts of hair. While you do get to play around with different equipment, it essential boils down to walking around taking photocraps of every single bit of evidence and then using said photocraps to build your case. Even analyzing evidence draws directly from these photocraps. The game is overly simplistic, put together with zero effort, zero talent and looks like an unfinished project that shouldn't have been released. The over use of hand drawn stills versus animation really killed the experience most of all. The evidence board where you make connections between multiple pieces of evidence is laughable. The most logical associations (which are incorrect choices) cost you a Caf-Pow, while the correct associations are a real stretch and a complete guessing game. There's simply no logic to this portion of the game. Through the entire beta experience all I wanted to do was shoot Gibbs so I didn't have to hear his annoying voice anymore. Ziva would have beat the programmers, voice actors, and developers to death with the game packaging and perhaps slit their throats with the disc. This piece of crap looks like a game that was made over 10 years ago. DON'T BUY!!!! You'll be hugely disappointed even if you're a die hard fan like myself. If you ordered, demand your money back!
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