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First started in late 2007, Kasey's Mobile Game Review (then just a regular feature of Kasey's Korner) started as a simul-post between here and IGN. Later I realized there's no reason to post it twice, when I can use the traffic on my own site. so, here we are, in 2010, and the mobile game industry has grown a bit. What do you think?

KMGR of "Conspiracy Theory: Area 51"

Aliens at Area 51!
While the title sounds like fun, the game is actually a "hidden objects" game pretending to be an adventure game. The game makes a joke of FBI, as these FBI agents break laws left and right, even overseas, and basically behaving like a couple idiotic criminals. The writing is lame, the scenario is lame, and the game itself is also lame. If you want hidden objects, you can do better than this.

The plot has you, a FBI agent, investigating the disappearance of a senator's aide. You happen to have an estranged father who is a conspiracy nut. The aide was investigating the first civilian space craft "Frontier One", and apparently someone who was checking out a plane landing in... Area 51, when he disappeared as well. So what do you do so solve things? Go to a location, find all the objects stated (there is a hint button), or find the difference between two pictures. Really, that's it.

The graphics are not bad, but some of the later items are tiny, or only visible as "faint outlines" faded into the background. It gets simply ridiculous as you go on. Fortunately, the HINT button is available.

The plot is nonsensical, as these FBI agents are breaking and entering left and right, run around with no escorts in foreign countries, and basically behaving badly. No search warrant? Use lockpicks and get in instead. Argh! These are FBI agents, not cat burglars!

And there really isn't much else in the game. The writer seems to be out of high school, have no sense of how FBI really works, and has no common sense. In addition to that, the game isn't anything special. The game comes with introduction and two episodes, which is about oh, maybe an hour's worth of gameplay, maybe 1.5 hours. Additional episode is avialable download later (next one is December 15, 2009). That is just too bad. This game is lame and is getting removed now.

Overall rating: 4 out of 10
Pros: simple game, decent graphics
Cons: nonsensical plot, law enforcement behaving like criminals
Verdict: this conspiracy is a lame joke
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