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Cate West the Vanishing Files - Nintendo Wii

Platform : Nintendo Wii
21 customer reviews
Metascore: 65 / 100
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  • Open a whole new dimension of gameplay, never before seen on the Wii. Work with a friend to find clues in Story Mode, or go head to head to see who is the best detective in Competitive Mode.
  • 15 mysterious chapters. Find the clues, solve the riddle and earn one of the three different endings!
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Product Description

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

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  • ASIN: B001C3N0RY
  • Item Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: March 24, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,619 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By third time mom on May 7, 2009
Hmmm, borrowed this game today from the library and played it with my eight year old. She liked it. I liked it. We got up to the end of chapter 2 but it goes up to 15 chapters per the cover info. Very easy to learn. If you've ever played the computer/video version of I Spy then that's a lot what this game is like. Cate West is a character who gets these visions about crimes; you either find stuff hidden in the vision or you spot the differences between two pictures. Each chapter sort of repeats the steps; new stuff to find but nothing yet to move a greater storyline along. Maybe when we get farther?? The Wiimote works okay; perhaps more fun doing it on the TV than on a smaller computer screen as a PC version, which is more of what the game reminds me of. The Wiimote arrow must be RIGHT ON the picture you want to select in order for it to recognize it. I like that the B button on the wiimote acts as a magnifying glass to zoom in on the picture, BUT the resulting image zipping around will make people watching dizzy. Generally, the game is a bit easy. For instance, in certain parts you need to find 8 out of 10 hidden objects to pass on to the next level. And you have about 20 minutes to do it in. Okayyyyyy, fine for an 8 year old doing it alone, but anything older than that will be underchallenged. The game gets a rating of 10+ for tobacco & violence references but I think the range is probably more like 7 years up to whenever your kid is too old to be amused by search and find stuff. I'm probably more interested in it as a mom than a typical teenager. Anyway, in a nutshell, this is really a renter, not a game to own.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. H. I. on December 29, 2010
I was uncertain about my purchase since I'd heard nothing about this game before. I just finished playing it a second time through and I absolutely love it! It is a fabulous work-out for your brain, covering memory, logical analysis, and visual acuity, plus it's really fun and engaging. The fact that it has multiple endings to the plot, based on your score, makes you want to rack up those points and find out what happens! the graphics are really awesome, too. You will get hooked! I just can't express how satisfied I am with this purchase. I wish there were more games like this for Wii!! I can't believe there isn't more buzz about it.

Top 10 things I love about Cate West: The Vanishing Files

- Gorgeous art throughout the game
- Challenging Puzzles on every level - you will never get bored!
- 14 chapters with at least 5 sub-sections each really provide a substantial amount of gaming.
- Intriguing plot that keeps you motivated to get to the next chapter.
- Flawless Gameplay
- You can choose "Story Mode" (Puzzles + plot) or "Quick Play" mode (Just the puzzles, baby!)
- Multi-player option!
- Create up to 6 different save files (a detail not to be overlooked).
- Easy to learn- my tech-challenged 60 year old mother LOVES to play.
- Unlock multiple endings! You can play and get a different ending, it's like 3 games in 1!

Long story short - I HIGHLY recommend this game, and I hope there will be a sequel!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Page on February 4, 2011
This was our first hidden object game and we loved it- well done and lots of fun. We've played it twice now and got the new version for the PC (not available on Wii for some reason). The only thing annoying is the Wii remote response when trying to point to and pick up an object- difficult at times.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michele on June 17, 2011
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Great game to play as a group or by your self. I have a 27" TV; so a little too small to find somethings. I have played on a bigger TV and that was great. It's fun to play in a group with everyone looking for things.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By vickie_wv on December 28, 2012
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I love HOG games for the stories and graphics and the casual puzzles. This one was well rated and affordable, so I figured it was a good choice. But this turned out to be the type of HOG that I don't really like. There is practically no voice acting and not much effort put into graphics or atmosphere. The puzzles are either the regular HOG, fragmented, or spot the difference. The puzzles are timed, which I am not a fan of, and the scenes are the cluttered nonsensical type with objects strewn about and varying in proportion/size. You can use the pointer as a magnifier but can't zoom in like in other (better) games, and even with a magnifier, the resolution of the objects is pretty bad and hard to distinguish.

The biggest flaw is that it is very picky about the pointer location, so even if you see and click the object, if you're off by a pixel, it doesn't count -- and errors are a time penalty. It might work with a mouse on the PC, but it can be tricky to hold the pointer still with the Wii remote, especially within the seemingly minute parameters.

I'm sure some people like this type, but it really doesn't seem worth paying a Wii game price for it. You could get a better game for your HOG or adventure/puzzle fix.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By cathy on November 25, 2011
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I enjoyed the game. It's a mysterious game I could play it over and over so I suggest it to everyone. If you like games that are cool
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By pamela d on May 13, 2013
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i have played it and it is a very good game . it works great and its fun . i gave it 5 stars and thats saying a lot in my book .
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