Review: Detective Gallo (PlayStation 4)
Detective Gallo is a point&click comic-noir adventure that is entirely hand-illustrated and hand-animated, and whose protagonist is a feathered and grumpy private eye struggling with a very tricky case, bizarre characters, and puzzles that will put his insight and patience to the test. Here is our Detective Gallo review.
- Cartoon graphics.
- 868.6MB Download size.
- Platinum trophy.
- Strong voice work.
- Point and click gameplay.
- Uses DS4 touchpad for cursor control (optional).
- Basic tutorial help as you play.
- Maintains a retro atmosphere to it all.
- Gallo visions- Press R2 to bring up all interactable objects on the screen.
- Save when you want.
- Humor throughout.
- Simple controls.
- Easy trophy list.
- A good introduction to the genre.
- Decent puzzles.
- A fair bit of hand holding.
- Characters talk over each over a lot.
- Slow pace.
- Doesn’t explain everything at first like how to look at something rather than pick up or interact with.
- Gallo vision cheapens the gameplay.
- No tips/help on clues.
- No tooltip help for items in your inventory.
- The font can hurt to read sometimes.
- One and done experience.
- Graphics - 8/108/10
- Sound - 7/107/10
- Accessability - 8/108/10
- Length - 7/107/10
- Fun Factor - 8/108/10
A fun return to the point and click genre. I am so glad they added support to the touchpad as so many games overlook this feature! Back to the actual game and it definitely fits into the genre and I couldn’t shake a Maniac Mansion/Day of the tentacle vibe from it, Could be the bright cartoon style or the world they have created. Either way that is only a better thing for the game, Yes you will only play it once and it is a tad short but you will enjoy yourself all the way through, Some puzzles are a bit obtuse but I tell you this is a good game for point and click dabblers or newcomers, Older vets may find it all a bit too easy and basic.