Law & Order: Justice Is Served

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Law & Order: Justice Is Served
Game: Law & Order: Justice Is Served
Platform: PC
Studio: VU Games
Rating: 7.5/10

GAME STUDIO DESCRIPTION: Game, Set, Murder…
In today’s world of professional women’s tennis, the competition is cut-throat. Now it seems that the elimination of opponents takes place both on and off the courts! Elena Kusarova was tennis’ up-and-coming “It Girl” – that is, until she was mysteriously found dead on the locker room floor just before the start of the U.S. Open. Step into the world of the hit TV series, follow the trail of clues, find the killer and bring the perp to justice. Team up with detectives Lennie Briscoe and Ed Green to hunt down the murderer and then join Assistant D.A. Serena Southerlyn to lock down a guilty verdict.

– Features the celebrity voices of Law & Order™ stars Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin and Elisabeth Rohm

– Plays just like the show! Take on the role of detective and district attorney to solve the compelling mystery

– Cameo role by professional tennis great Patrick McEnroe

– Original and creative puzzles integrated into the unfolding case

– Captivating storyline, multitude of game environments, more characters and better graphics makes this the best yet in the Law & Order series of games!

GRAPHICS: The graphics are well done. The characters are nice 3D renderings and the environments aren’t too shabby either.

PLAY: There is some investigative work. You talk to witnesses and gather evidence. There are standard questions and things you can do—but it is up to you to figure out what you want to ask from the options given to you. You have to choose which questions and moves you think will get what you need to know.

There are puzzles that can keep you occupied along the way—but a teenager could easily cruise through this game. After you get your bad guy you have to prosecute them. Again, you must gather evidence to make sure there are no holes in your case. While in court you can object and the defense can do the same. There isn’t a lot of thinking involved. It’s mostly common sense.

SOUND: Thankfully the show’s cast lends their voice otherwise this would have been a mess—it’s already weak enough with them. The lines are weak and go no further than moving the game forward.

FRANKLY: Law & Order the game is crafted to be like Law & Order the television show. There is a plot, you never know right away who is guilty, and in the end it all comes out in the wash.

+ Richie Wright

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