Again (video game)

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Again
Again Cover.jpg
Developer(s) Cing
Publisher(s) Tecmo
Director(s) Shigeru Komine
Producer(s) Takuya Miyakawa
Designer(s) Angyo Hayasaka
Shiro Uagawa
Takashi Yano
Takashi Amano
Programmer(s) Tetsuji Fujisawa
Yasuki Sekihara
Toshifumi Higashi
Toshiyuki Iwabuchi
Kenji Udoh
Writer(s) Yuki Tsurute
Hidetake Itoh
Platform(s) Nintendo DS
Release date(s)
  • JP: December 10, 2009[1]
  • NA: April 2, 2010
Genre(s) Adventure
Mode(s) Single-player

Again: Interactive Crime Novel (or simply Again), known in Japan as Again: FBI Chōshinri Sōsakan (AGAIN FBI超心理捜査官?, lit. "Again: FBI Parapsychological Investigator"), is an adventure video game developed by Cing and published by Tecmo for the Nintendo DS. It was released in Japan on December 10, 2009 and in North America on April 2, 2010. It was originally titled Again: Eye of Providence.

Plot[edit]

A string of serial murders from 19 years ago have started up--"again." The player takes the role of J, an agent of the FBI and sole survivor of the serial murders 19 years ago who has a special ability called "past vision" to solve puzzles, as he investigates the murders committed by the serial killer known only as "Providence".

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 52/100[2]
Review scores
Publication Score
Adventure Gamers 3.5/5 stars[3]
Destructoid 5/10[4]
Eurogamer 4/10[5]
Famitsu 30/40[6]
Game Informer 6/10[7]
GameSpot 5/10[8]
GameTrailers 4.7/10[9]
IGN 4.5/10[10]
Nintendo Power 7/10[11]
Nintendo World Report 5.5/10[12]

The game received "mixed" reviews according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[2] In Japan, Famitsu gave it a score of one eight, two sevens, and one eight, for a total of 30 out of 40.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CING/作品情報/家庭用ゲーム/AGAIN FBI超心理捜査官". Cing. Retrieved January 21, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Again: Interactive Crime Novel for DS Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved June 9, 2016. 
  3. ^ Morganti, Emily (May 5, 2010). "Again review". Adventure Gamers. Retrieved June 9, 2016. 
  4. ^ Sterling, Jim (April 4, 2010). "Review: Again". Destructoid. Retrieved June 9, 2016. 
  5. ^ Walker, John (April 13, 2010). "Again". Eurogamer. Retrieved June 9, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b Brian (November 30, 2009). "Famitsu review scores". Nintendo Everything. Retrieved June 9, 2016. 
  7. ^ Gonzalez, Annette (April 6, 2010). "Again: Text-Heavy Whodunit Falls Victim To Slow Pacing And Bland Puzzles". Game Informer. Retrieved June 9, 2016. 
  8. ^ Meunier, Nathan (April 20, 2010). "Again Review". GameSpot. Retrieved June 9, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Again Review". GameTrailers. April 7, 2010. Archived from the original on May 5, 2011. Retrieved June 9, 2016. 
  10. ^ Gies, Arthur (April 13, 2010). "Again Review". IGN. Retrieved June 9, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Again". Nintendo Power. 253: 89. April 2010. 
  12. ^ Yeung, Karlie (September 14, 2010). "Again". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved June 9, 2016. 

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