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Way Too Many Games (Mar 26, 2018)
Detective Pikachu isn’t a challenging experience, nor does it feature difficult puzzles or failing situations, but it shines at being a family-friendly introduction to games like LA Noire, with a very forgiving difficulty curve, likable characters, a great sense of humor and a very interesting story. It’s a new take on the Pokémon franchise, and a good one at that, providing the franchise’s world with a lot more depth than just another story about becoming a master and catching lots of monsters.
The Game Hoard (Nov 04, 2018)
As a detective game, Detective Pikachu is a bit too forgiving and straightforward to really tickle the mind, but it’s well realized world of Pokemon and people and how they weave into the cases still makes it intriguing even when the answers come a bit too easily. The gruff but lovable Pikachu at the helm makes for a fun partner that enhances the episodic cases you encounter along the way to investigating the bigger mystery of berserk Pokemon, with each case having a bit of light drama to get you invested in its resolution. Detective Pikachu keeps the player moving between locations and introducing new cast members often enough that it works as a story to watch even if the case solving isn’t fully engaging despite the clever angle of having the powers of Pokemon play such pivotal roles in them all.
70 (Mar 30, 2018)
Quiconque s’attend à faire travailler sa matière grise peut passer son chemin. Détective Pikachu est une sympathique histoire mêlant l’univers Pokémon à un background contemporain. Très bien réalisé, ce spin-off apporte beaucoup de fraîcheur, mais se destine avant tout à un jeune public et aux fans de la licence. Sans ses mécaniques redondantes et son histoire un peu trop légère, il aurait pu intéresser une cible plus large, cependant le concept mérite d’être revu. Cela tombe bien, un film live avec Ryan Reynolds verra le jour en 2019 et il y a fort à parier que celui-ci sera accompagné d’un nouvel épisode. Néanmoins, si vous avez des enfants ou de jeunes frères et soeurs, ils vont adorer !
Video Chums (Mar 31, 2018)
Detective Pikachu is a cute and fun little game but it only offers enough challenge to satisfy an elementary school student.