Detective Gallo

May 30, 2018 - PlayStation 4, PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5
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8 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Detective Gallo

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!

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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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Much like its title character, Detective Gallo is a game that manages to grow on you and is a pretty easy purchase for genre fans.

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I began Detective Gallo feeling quite peckish for some good point-and-click action. Unfortunately, though, the game has me migrating elsewhere, as Detective Gallo's cockiness as a character was very grating, and I found myself beginning to moult as a result.

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Although quite rough around the edges, the sheer amount of love and care present in Detective Gallo warrants at least one playthrough. With a surprisingly strong voice cast, coupled with an appropriately moody atmosphere, with a jazzy soundtrack and cartoony visuals, the point-and-click adventure is able to craft an identity all of its own, even if it isn't particularly unique in regards to its genre. The adventure does fall on the short side with puzzles that are not always particularly engaging, but Detective Gallo nonetheless makes for an interesting playthrough even if it does ultimately fail to live up to its potential.

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While Detective Gallo does have some noire themes, it's a light-hearted and colorful point and click adventure release. The game is entertaining and is of a reasonable length, since you'll be spending around 5-6 hours playing this adventure from start to finish.

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