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Detective Pikachu - Nintendo 3DS

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 279 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    I might be a bit old for this game

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    Rufusluv
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    Alright, I'll admit it: I'm a pokemon fanatic! I usually go out and buy new pokemon games based off of the fact that it's a pokemon game. I'm ok with games like this that don't really follow the normal pokemon formula, but... This game is a bit odd to me. I'm not sure if the next few sentences count as spoilers, but just in case, I give you fair warning. I'm not realising major plot points, just random information. Pikachu... He sounds like a 40 year old man that has been smoking for at least 20 of those years... And that disturbs me. Especially when he says "pika pika". I wish I could say I got used to the voice as the game went on, but it just continued to be disturbing. I don't really like that we play this character Tim and he has his own voice and everything. It's not a deal breaker for me or anything, but I like playing the silent character and putting in my own dialog where his reactions are. The puzzles became very tedious after a while. The story pushed it through for the most part, but I found myself figuring out these mysteries way before the first piece of evidence was found. It was just too simple for me, until it got too complicated. During the last mystery, I tried desperately to look at an object that I knew I needed to, but it kept telling me that wasn't right. So I had to run around and collect all the other clues that lead to that item before it would let me look at it. Ultimately, though, I think the biggest disappointment was the ending. It didn't feel like an ending to me... Or a cliffhanger. It just felt like it stopped. And there is no after the credits game play! I was kind of hoping that I could explore the city on my own and talk to every, but no. It just playes the last scene, ran the credits, and sent me back to the last save point when I re-entered the game. I think someone closer to the age of 8 or 9 should play this game. They would probably get more enjoyment than I did. TL,DR, good game for younger crowd, pikachu sounds creepy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great re-introduction to the world of Pokemon

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    TygerTheKing
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    I went into buying this game with no real expectations. It seemed like an interesting addition to the Pokémon gaming franchise and it is now one of the best games I've played on my 3DS. This is a fairly simple game but extremely entertaining and fulfilling for die-hard fans of Pokémon and would also be a perfect launchpad for brand new fans of the series. The graphics are beautiful on the New Nintendo 2DS XL (this game ONLY plays in 2D anyways so it's not necessary to have a 3DS). While the game is extremely easy to advance through, it will provide a good 10-14 hours of game time start-to-finish and has fairly high replay potential due to the Pikachu amiibo adding additional content. If you are looking for a challenging game with a lot of action, this isn't the Pokémon game for you but if you are a long-time fan of the series in genera or a brand new fan altogether this is a really great addition to the 3DS gaming library.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly Sweet and Well-Made

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    PKThunder
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    I'm about halfway into this title and I'm really enjoying it. At times it feels like an interactive movie as much as a game, with pre-rendered cutscenes and voice-acted conversations taking up a lot of the play time. But especially for a kid who's new to mystery games, I'd say this would be a great choice. It's not too demanding with frequent hints from Pikachu and an optional Easy Mode, and there's no punishment for getting any sections wrong. As an adult and longtime Pokemon fan, I was really impressed with the creative direction here. The city where the game takes place is full of people and Pokemon living side-by-side, and that gets used in some really creative ways. A lot more thought went into this than the typical, main-series approach of "Everyone you meet wants to talk about battling and nothing else". This felt like a sort of fun spin-off of the anime world I always wanted to visit as a kid. Give it a try.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A bolt of brilliance

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    YBeast10
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    Detective Pikachu might be described as a spin-off, but the visual and narrative direction the game has taken is an incredibly welcome one that we would love to see again. The gameplay can be a little too easy and repetitive at times, and we were surprised to see the ending appear so abruptly, but everything is presented within a very solid package that will have kids and adults alike hooked. Dedicated fans of the series will likely get the most out of the experience, with the game’s art, storytelling, and genuinely likeable cast showing the world of Pokémon in a great new light, but we’d urge anyone interested to give this one a go. Our adventure only just ended but we’re missing our Pika-pal already. Review summary from: http://www.nintendolife.com/reviews/3ds/detective_pikachu

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fun game, too much hand holding

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    FlyingPoliceBox
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    This is the most modern Pokémon game you will find and it's the best looking Pokémon game on the 3DS and it plays great. The biggest complaint against this game is that the story is truly on rails. While you are supposed to be investigating and deducing facts, the story guides you every step of the way, and even if you make a wrong choice, it guides you back; it keeps you to the rails. While I am enjoying the story and overall gameplay, it feels like its target audience is 6-12. Fun to play through once, but definitely no replay value at all. The biggest redeeming value to the game is Pikachu himself. He is a completely different character than the anime, and he alone makes me want to go back and solve another mystery.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Pokemon Adventure for All

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    ChrisRD
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    Scooby-Doo meets Pokemon. That's Detective Pikachu. With simple cases that don't involve just a lot of guesswork by the older crowd, but is still thoroughly enjoyable by everyone, I can't think of a better description. The game is voiced quite well with some fun dialogue. No matter your take on the gruff-voiced Pikachu, the voice work on display here is solid. Nothing to knock you out of the park, but lots of wit and humor given a life. I don't want to make this a long review, so I'll actually end it off here by saying that Detective Pikachu deserves a 5-Star rating because it's, simply put, enjoyable. Much like the Kirby series, it's enjoyable, and it has a lot of heart. You can tell everyone involved enjoyed creating and localizing this title.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good

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    Brianwillbe
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    The game had some interesting puzzles that you had to solve. I had to wrap my brain around a few and try to play in different sessions to figure some out. This game had a nice ending, hope they make a sequel for some spoiler reasons. My honest opinion was I wish the game was a bit longer. But talking to pikachu made up for it. Next game they have to make a way to skip some quest dialogue. Since it's annoying going through certain cutscenes twice. Their should be an option, that after you see the cutscene once you can skip it the second time. But overall great game. Awaiting a hopeful sequel in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A nice story and simple gameplay.

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    Carbon925
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    Detective Pikachu is a fun and very simple point and click adventure game. If you ever played games like Sam and Max, Ace Attorney, or Professor Layton then the game will play similar to these titles. It has several chapters total and you and Detective Pikachu work together to find the player's missing father; that went missing during an investigation. Each chapter is its own episode and you meet several pokemon and people along the way. The game consists mostly of reading, voice acting, and puzzle solving. Voice acting is very well done and the gameplay is very easy and catered to a younger audience. Overall a fun little game that can easily be beaten in a day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Giganto Pikachu!

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    Ashwin
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    One very large amiibo, but one thing I will have to say is I appreciate the detail in it. The hat has true detail you wouldn't normally find in an Amiibo. sadly, there isn't much more detail you can put in a pikachu than what's already there. As for use, I'm a little disappointed. All it really does is just unlock some movie clips in the game. Not such a big deal at the end of the day. Even then, the base is so large, it doesn't even fit on the screen of a new 3DS! Still worked though, but I had my qualms when first opening it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    All right to play once

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    Stef
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    Definitely weaker than most of the other Pokemon games. Not sure who the targeted audience is: some of the puzzles are overly simplistic (but you still have to click through a lot of buttons talking to people to prove to the game you have the answer) while others are convoluted. It was fun enough to get through, mostly cause I was curious about the storyline. The ending was disappointing though.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Underrated Pokemon Game

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    Bulbazord
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    This game is great for die hard pokemon fans and also for children who love pokemon. While it is definitely a kid's game, it was super fun for me to be in the pokemon world seeing how they interact with people and solving mysteries. It is not challenging, but the story is fun and I really liked playing it as an adult. I would definitely recommend it especially since there is a movie coming out soon!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A fun and charming little mystery.

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    Kevin
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    Detective Pikachu's is a puzzle game likened to the point-and-click genre of the past. Its puzzles aren't too difficult as the game is mostly aimed at a younger audience -even though I did get stumped a few times. Its characters and settings that you meet and see through the game are the strong points in this spin-off Pokemon title. If you're a Pokemon fan, these two things allow you to see what it is like to live in the world of Pokemon when you are not a Pokemon Trainer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must have for Pokemon enthusiasts

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    Miketheike92
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    This is one of my favorite Pokémon spin off games that I’ve played period. Sure, it’s a walking simulator, but as Tim Goodman you basically play the main character in a movie. This game reminded me of the old school Pokemon anime shows I used to watch in the 90s, but in game form. If you are a casual pokemon fan, this isn’t going to be your typical game and you may not enjoy it. But I highly recommend for Pokemon enthusiasts.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Refreshing Game

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    MissLexani
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    I was not sure what to expect given that Pikachu has a voice, I have to say that the developers did a fantastic job creating the story and the voice of Pikachu. I do not see Detective Pikachu as a replacement for the Pikachu I know and love, it is an alternative version of him. The story line is a little quick but it isn't so childish that as an adult I am put off by it. I highly recommend it, I have enjoyed every moment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Unique

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    CFLacky
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    I wasn't sure what to expect from this game when I purchased. however, it's tickled an itch I didn't really know I had. I really only purchased this game because I happened upon the Detective Pikachu Amiibo, and I wanted a game to use it with. So I ran out and purchased a New 2DS XL and this game to give it a try. Game isn't a GOTY contender in my opinion, but you'll find solid enjoyment in this unique title.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Gift for Pokemon Fans

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    Kats117
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    I bought this game as a gift for my girlfriend, who has been a Pokemon fan for years. She loves the game for its cheesy humor and intriguing story. The game itself isn't that long, but the voice-acting is great and the numerous skits that Detective Pikachu does really enhance the experience. There's not much replayability after you've beaten it, but the game is so charming it doesn't matter that much.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome storytelling for a pokemon game

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    Atata
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    Im honestly not very into the base line pokemon games lately, but, this really helped me get back into loving the pokemon world since the first 2 generations. It may be simple cases, but its something I kinda missed from the original pokemon series. Simplistic pokemon adventures that just flow as you played. No worry about shinies, or genetics, or training, or getting lost, or missing elements. Just good fun.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    For those who love a good point-and-click

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    RNC64
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    "Detective Pikachu" is an odd "Pokemon" title. It's a spin-off point-and-click adventure with a gruff-talking Pikachu as your protagonist. It's an interesting, but more importantly fun twist. The character of Detective Pikachu is very fun and engaging. He really makes the game come alive. I can't wait for more games like this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A look into the world of Pokemon

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    BigAppleThreeAM
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    Detective Pikachu plays like Ace Attorney lite, and that’s not a bad thing, but the real reason to play this game is its depiction of the world of Pokémon. This game showcases a variety of species from different game generations and does it in a way that feels organic in a world shared with humans. Detective Pikachu is worth playing on personality alone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Game!

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    AmiiboGuy
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    This game is soooo cool! This is definitely not just a kids game if you love pokemon and want to see how they fit in a world with humans. The story is very simple because it is for kids, but it is so much fun to interact with the pokemon. I was pleasantly surprised with this game and if you love pokemon and are on the fence, get it!

    I would recommend this to a friend