Jenny LeClue - Detectivu

Rating Summary

Based on 9 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

88%

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Sep 23, 2019

A visually stunning game, belying its origins as a creation of two animators, alongside some delightful writing, weaving a complexity of narrative that completely surprised me. But one that offers the player far too little actual investigating, and in the end, far too much tiresome wandering.

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9 / 10
Jan 5, 2020

Jenny LeClue - Detectivu is a great story with colorful characters and addictive gameplay, which ends at the most interesting place. And how long we will have to wait for the continuation and whether it will be at all – no one knows. This is the only thing that upsets, because once you play it, you will definitely want more.

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9 / 10
Aug 28, 2020

An adventure without the boring bits, Jenny LeClue: Detectivú is a sensational game that is well worth playing; just don't expect to solve the case of the missing ending.

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7 / 10.0
Aug 31, 2020

Jenny LeClue - Detectivu won't trouble even detective novices, but its sweet-natured world and strong writing see it through.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 26, 2020

Exceptional presentation elements bolster excellent voice acting and writing, and the result is a mystery experience that is both accessible and hard to put down. The puzzle quality could be a little higher and the game did freeze a couple times (autosaves are frequent, fortunately), but the memorable characters will definitely stick with you after you close the book on this one. Like a good novel, Jenny's (and Arthur's) story is a real page-turner, and it's well deserving of being added to your Switch library.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 18, 2020

As the first part of a series, Jenny LeClue: Detectivu makes a great initial impression. The actual detective work strikes a balance between thought-provoking and easy to figure out. The presentation is wonderful, even if the audio could have fared better. It is the story that keeps you hooked with a flawed but likeable main character and a layered, supporting cast. It culminates in a story where the lack of a proper ending is the only thing that sours the experience. Provided that the team can release the second game in a timely manner, this'll be a memorable experience for adventure fans.

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10 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2020

Jenny LeClue – Detectivu is one of the best adventure games I’ve played on the Switch since buying one. The beautiful visuals, brilliant voice acting, thrilling and mysterious story, and intuitive gameplay all combine to create an experience you’ll instantly become hooked to and unable to put down. Although this is only part one of two, it doesn’t feel like anything was cut or removed – it tells the story it set out to tell and builds up your excitement and hype for the next episode. If you’re a fan of adventure games, either the modern Telltale style or old-school point-and-click ones, you should certainly check out Jenny LeClue – Detectivu today. It’s a funny, mysterious, spooky, and heartwarming adventure you’ll never forget.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 27, 2020

A consistently intriguing story, varied yet approachable gameplay, and surprisingly nuanced characters set this detective story apart from the pack.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 24, 2020

Jenny LeClue – Detectivu offers both an intriguing mystery to unravel and brilliant crime-solving mechanics… it really makes for one heck of an enjoyable adventure. I was glued to my Nintendo Switch from start to end, with the constant unravelling of clues and solving of puzzles immersing me further into the case. If you’re a fan of crime-solving mysteries that have a unique and quirky twist, you REALLY won’t want to miss out on Jenny LeClue – Detectivu.

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