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Detective Gallo

Rating Summary

Based on 11 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

66

Top Critic Average

45%

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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Aug 14, 2018
PCMay 30, 2018
Nintendo SwitchAug 17, 2018

Developer: MixedBag

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. - A non-violent adventure, inspired by the best point&click adventure games of the past! - Play as Gallo, a... rooster noir detective, and investigate on a multiple plant murder! - Meet lots of incredible characters, all hand-animated, frame-by-frame. - Dozens and dozens of logical puzzles and quests! - Listen to over 50 minutes of original pure jazz-noir soundtrack! - Fully dubbed in English and Italian, with multilanguage support!
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A cartoonish adventure inspired by the Disney cartoons of the 90s and by the old point and click games. Good riddles and a lot of laughs!

Review in Italian | Read full review

Detective Gallo has most of the telltale signs that this would be a great point-and-click adventure—on paper, anyway. The cartoonish art style, the dark sarcasm, (most of) the puzzles, and the unpredictable story all heavily suggest this game has the makings of a hit. It's unfortunate that a few bad eggs spoil the experience a smidge.

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Detective Gallo is a point and click game that brings some interesting character interactions and plot, as well as a talented work of voice acting. This effort is only halfway there, though, as the control system is not ideally suited to the Nintendo Switch and the game's puzzles often make little sense, which contributes to make this a game that is not fully successful at its goals.

Review in Portuguese | Read full review

Overall, Detective Gallo is a great point and click game with little to dislike. It brings a solid story, some very likable and dislikable characters, and it does the point and click genre justice. The difficulty might be a bit too much for some, but the payoff is worth it.

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