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The Darkside Detective

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Available on:PCJul 27, 2017
Nintendo SwitchFeb 7, 2018

Developer: Spooky Doorway

Genre: Interactive Story

Where cultists crawl, where demons dwell, where the occult… occults? *ahem* That's where you’ll find Detective Francis McQueen, the lead investigator of the criminally underfunded Darkside Division. When evil darkens the doorsteps of Twin Lakes City – hell, even when it just loiters around shop fronts or hangs out in shady alleyways – he’s there, ready to investigate the cases that nobody else will.

He is The Darkside Detective.

The Darkside Detective is a micro-adventure game with a distinct art style and charm. It’s being developed for PC & Mac, and consists of a series of humorous bite-size investigations into the occult and extraordinary.

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5.5 / 10.0

The people behind The Darkside Detective obviously know how to make individual parts of a game. The artwork is splendid, the music should be on rotation on my iPhone, and, barring a few bugs, the easy-to-grasp point-and-click gameplay works. Its issues lie in the writing, the element that should be the glue that holds the package together. Its lightweight, cornball comedy opts for cheap and easy jokes I never really find funny. I'm not expecting the brilliance of Rex Stout with every word, but maybe aim higher than something I'd read on a Bazooka Joe wrapper.

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IGN Italy

8 / 10.0
IGN Italy

Do you already miss the beautiful Thimblewed Park but are you looking for a more relaxing and less challenging graphic adventure? You found it.

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7 / 10

A smart series of puzzling occult cases, The Darkside Detective has a very distinct sense of humour that you'll either love or hate.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Rock, Paper, Shotgun

It may be slight, but it's delightful.

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