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6.8 out of 10

Touch Detective 2 1/2

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Overall 5

Touch Detective 2 1/2

24 June 2012
  • Pros: Cute, somewhat gritty art style, The Bonus Episode, The 10 percent that's fun
  • Cons: Aimlessly retracing your taps, Rereading "..." as dialog, Incongruent story and objects
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Touch Detective 2 1/2 Review

23 May 2009
  • Excerpt: Less than a year has passed since the release of the first Touch Detective. In that time, the dearth of good point-and-click adventure games hasn't exactly improved, which is a shame because that genre seems so well suited to the DS. Touch Detective 2 1/2, whose name is clearly inspired by the Naked Gun series of spy spoof films, has arrived to attempt to fill this void, but unfortunately, it doesn't do a very good job.
  • Pros: Wonderfully insane dialogue, Fantastic art style and direction
  • Cons: Entirely linear gameplay makes for no replay value, Frustratingly bizarre puzzle design that makes no sense in a world that makes no sense, Lots of reused artwork, animations, music, and locations
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Overall 8
Gameplay 9
Graphics 9
Sound 9
Storyline 8
Control 8

Expert Review

26 April 2009
  • Excerpt: Touch Detective was a charming graphic adventure game for the Nintendo DS handheld. The colorful graphics, unique art style, quirky characters, goofball world, and solid music were all plus points in its favor. However, the game's four amusing cases did not encompass any sort of cohesive story and it was only in the fourth case that a few of the NPCs were given any backstory.
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Overall 7

Touch Detective 2½

Thunderbolt Games
16 December 2007
  • Excerpt: If you loved the wacky adventures of Touch Detective Mackenzie, there are two and a half good reasons why this sequel is for you: firstly, many of the quirky characters from the first game return, bolstered by an even more insane cast of not-so model citizens, and secondly, there are more excellent point-and-click style puzzles to figure out, and this time they are somewhat more logical (relatively speaking) – hence the extra half good reason.
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