This bug-based title definitely has its share of flaws, some minor, some glaring. And, if it wasn't for its great presentation, buoyed by strong characters and a twisty narrative, those gameplay annoyances would really kill the experience. However, playing as a fun protagonist, interacting with some of the most original characters we've seen in a DS game, and getting to flex our brains in the process through clever adventuring allows it to rise above its mediocre moments. You'll have a good time with this welcome portable offering, but you'll also experience the bittersweet realization that it could've been so much more. As is, Insecticide is good, but with more polish and equal attention paid to story and gameplay, it could've been great. Thankfully, this industry cranks out more sequels than Hollywood, and we can definitely see an Insecticide follow-up living up to the full potential hinted at here.