Labyrinth City Pierre The Maze Detective Review (Steam)

In our Labyrinth City Pierre The Maze Detective Review we take a look at the game adaptation from the bestselling children’s book series Pierre The Maze Detective, play as Pierre in this adventure/puzzle game and recover the stolen Maze Stone. Journey through breathtakingly hand-drawn illustrations, meet eccentric characters, and solve puzzles to save Opera City!

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Labyrinth City Pierre The Maze Detective Review Pros:

  • Wonderful hand-drawn graphics.
  • 2.72GB download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Controller support.
  • Graphics – fullscreen, resolution, and v-sync.
  • Comic book-style animated cutscenes.
  • Kid-friendly story and presentation.
  • Excellent voice work.
  • Has a Where’s Wally vibe to it all.
  • The game loop is you need to navigate mazes and make it to certain people/characters to advance the level.
  • Many hidden collections to find from chests to stars to pieces of Mr. X’s diary that contains clues and map locations.
  • Mr. X is the big bad who you are chasing down.
  • A lot of in-game Easter eggs.
  • You are in an animated setting where you can find interactive parts.
  • It’s an animated Where’s Wally let’s be honest.
  • Chilled soundtrack.
  • When finding a collectible it lets you know in what order place you found it.
  • Very detailed settings.
  • Can skip cutscenes.
  • Find secret arrows to help navigation.
  • Humor throughout.
  • Zoom out the camera.
  • The setting area is huge but broken up into a manageable way.
  • A lot of fun to play.
  • Really chilled-out atmosphere.
  • Gives thee old brain a workout.
  • A ninja you will meet every setting who’s quite the card.
  • Some people will put up a helpful arrow when you talk to them.
  • The real challenge is finding all the Collectibles.
  • A lot of replay value.
  • Buildings may hide a shortcut or secret area as you can enter some buildings.
  • The sort of game where every playthrough of a setting has you seeing a new thing.
  • Self-contained mini-games/puzzles.
  • You can replay areas.
  • Rewatch, re-examine memories, and found notes from Mr. X.
  • Saves when you quit.

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Labyrinth City Pierre The Maze Detective Review Cons:

  • Cannot rebind controls.
  • The mouse cursor stays on the screen.
  • Initial puzzle/maze is tricky as you learn what the game is about.
  • You don’t get a tutorial.
  • Slow-paced walking.
  • You can zoom out on the setting but cannot move as you do it, it’s slow and doesn’t actually help a lot.
  • The mazes themselves are not that difficult.
  • No alternative modes or settings like leaderboards or speedrunning.
  • Feels like you need to go everywhere all the time so you don’t miss anything and that can be quite draining.
  • Has checkpoints but doesn’t tell you just like it saves but doesn’t tell you. The checkpoints are when you meet a new person on the storyline.

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Labyrinth City Pierre The Maze Detective:

Official website.

Developer: Darjeeling – Productions 

Publisher: Darjeeling – Productions

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Steam

Nintendo

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7.6/10

Summary

This game is Where’s Wally the game but without Wally! You play Pierre a maze detective who can get through any maze and find clues and meet people on the way. It plays out very well with you only having movement, interaction, and zoom out the map controls. You don’t get a tutorial and instead get a streamlined straightforward introduction. I love the world it creates as it’s like a moving montage of a living world, you can see people doing things, accidents happening and so much more like Dinosaurs, cops fighting gladiators, and mob bosses at carnivals. It all sounds whacky and it is, you need to work out the mazes that are made by obstacles like people, buildings, cars, trees, and god knows what else. To be honest I found the part of the maze simple and there isn’t a lot of them, where the true game lies in the hidden Collectibles. You have three sets on each level – 3 stars, chests, and pages from the protagonist’s notebook Mr. X. Chests and stars are easier of the three to find as they show exactly how you would expect but the pages are usually inside something you interact with. This idea is fine in small doses but it’s so common that it creates this FOMO feeling so you land meticulously checking everywhere and walking past everyone in the vain hope it has an interactive element. I came away really liking the game and a good one to play when you can’t be arsed to concentrate too much which is surprising due to nature but it’s true, give your brain a subdued workout and enjoy the animated world of Labyrinth City Pierre The Maze Detective.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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