Quick Time Review: Chinatown Detective Agency


+Interesting premise and story

+Good pixel art style

+Easy to pick up controls

+Thorough yet fun tutorial

+Different choices affect the story


-So-so voice acting

-Need a smart phone or other such device right by where you’re playing to look things up

In Summary:

In Chinatown Detective Agency, you take the role of Amira Darma, a new Private Investigator in the heart of Chinatown, Singapore. The game will give you some clues, but you’ll have to pull out your phone or computer to look up things like cities, airports, authors, etc., in real life, thus immersing yourself in the role as detective. While this is a neat premise, it can be cumbersome for those without a smartphone or good internet access. The presentation is pretty well done. While the game’s voice acting is decent, there are parts it gets a bit hammy. Some may like that though as part of the overall aesthetic. The visuals won’t be for everybody, but is a very nice, clear pixel style. The star of the show is its story and multiple choices, and paths give this a lot of replayability. Overall, this may not be something to rush to, but is definitely one to keep an eye on if you like mystery games.