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The Shapeshifting Detective

Wales Interactive, D'Avekki Studios Ltd
Nov 6, 2018 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

52%

Critics Recommend

Game Revolution
4 / 5
TheSixthAxis
6 / 10
PlayStation Universe
8 / 10
TrueAchievements
4 / 5
GameMAG
8 / 10
PC Invasion
3 / 5
Push Square
6 / 10
Generación Xbox
8.2 / 10
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Critic Reviews for The Shapeshifting Detective

No matter if you're looking for a goofy FMV good time or an engaging mystery to solve, The Shapeshifting Detective delivers.

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TheSixthAxis

Steve C
6 / 10
TheSixthAxis

All in all, The Shapeshifting Detective is a functional but disappointing experience. The investigation lacks the twists and turns of a truly suspenseful narrative and the overriding feeling of weirdness is never really allowed to take centre stage. My initial playthrough seemed to end before it really got started and even though I correctly targeted the murderer, I didn't feel that this was anything more than a lucky guess. If you haven't yet played Doctor Dekker then I would recommend that over this any day. If the idea of a digital murder mystery night floats your boat, then there is still plenty to enjoy in The Shapeshifting Detective, but it does nothing to really advance the genre or push the envelope. It's sadly mediocre rather than transformative.

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A great FMV title to enjoy multiple times over and over. By changing the murderer each time I would restart the game I felt like I was playing a game of Clue with my PS4.

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The Shapeshifting Detective truly does make the player feel as though they’re controlling the main character in a murder mystery TV show.

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GameMAG

Unknown Author
8 / 10
GameMAG

The Shapeshifting Detective is a unique game with noir vibrations and the flavor of Twin Peaks, which offers 4 hours of real screen enjoyment with mysterious events, people who reliably guard their secrets, and a killer-maniac capable of delivering the next blow in any moment of the story.

Review in Russian | Read full review

The Shapeshifting Detective is a bit of a disappointment overall, but the central concept is very interesting and well-implemented. It might be somewhat underwhelming, but genre fans will find it worth a look.

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The Shapeshifting Detective is an interesting idea that seems to have love and care put into it. Unfortunately, it's a little too basic, and despite the gimmick of changing into other characters, becomes dull after about an hour of play. The actual narrative is an interesting case however, with additional hinted backstory for your main character, which is somewhat compelling. The visuals and tone are good too, but the hit and miss acting and slow pace make for a slightly underwhelming shapeshifting whodunnit.

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Generación Xbox

Jose Luis
8.2 / 10.0
Generación Xbox

The Shapeshifting Detective will bring you same intrigue and mystery while you try to guess who is the murderer of Dorotha Shaw. A unique FMV adventure.

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