Review: Detective Pikachu (Nintendo 3DS)
- Really nice graphics.
- 14,079 Blocks download size.
- Three save slots.
- Subtitle support.
- The top screen is the game and the second bottom is touchscreen menu management.
- 3D world to explore.
- Ongoing tutorial.
- Can use stylus or buttons.
- Detective gameplay, You get a scenario where you need to find clues, Talk with witnesses and try and solve the scenario.
- Pikachu notification to get his input or help.
- Collect clues to add new questions and fact choices.
- The game plays like a hidden object game.
- Case list option-Lists all collected evidence, Conversations with people.
- Case notes option-Lists case details and acts like a case description.
- Tip button for if you get stuck.
- You get constant nudges and tips.
- In your case, you may need to show off what you have learned by doing mini-games like dragging and dropping evidence onto a map location or put them in order.
- Decent voice work.
- Features many Pokemon.
- Nice chilled out the game.
- Easy to get into.
- A game perfect for a brief brain workout.
- Cannot change difficulty without starting a new save.
- No 3D implementation.
- Slow paced.
- Cannot skip scenes even if you have seen it before.
- Not particularly difficult.
- Drag and drop system is fine but there is no real penalty meaning you can just brute force it.
- Not for all Pokemon fans.
- Graphics - 8/108/10
- Sound - 7/107/10
- Accessability - 7/107/10
- Length - 7/107/10
- Fun Factor - 7/107/10
Detective Pikachu is the first breakaway game I have played in the Pokemon universe, I didn’t really get on with it all. I mean it is very approachable and does the detective thing really well, Its just plodding along at such a slow pace and has you doing very meager tasks for little payoff. Kids will maybe get more out of it but older gamers will tire quickly with the stop-start pace of it all. In short a good start but needs to be a bit smoother.