Atlus Touch Detective 2 1/2

Atlus Touch Detective 2 1/2
  • Atlus Touch Detective 2 1/2
  • Atlus Touch Detective 2 1/2
  • Atlus Touch Detective 2 1/2
  • Expert Rating

    4.00 / 5

Pros

  • Same wacky humour and gameplay of the original

Cons

  • It probably won't change your mind if you didn't like the first one

Bottom Line

If you liked the quirky art style, strange mysteries and wacky music, then you should definitely pick this one up. If the first title didn't thrill you, then pass it on by.

Would you buy this?

  • Price

    TBA (AUD)

Mackenzie, the quirky little star of Touch Detective is back to solve more cases, only this time she's a full-fledged member of the Great Detective Society.

This curiously named sequel is basically the same game as the first -- Mackenzie still lives in her house with her butler, Cromwell, and Funghi, the sidekick of who-knows-what species. The spaced-out Penelope shows up with a problem and Chloe isn't far behind, ready to stick her Super Sleuthing nose into everyone's business.

Quirky doesn't begin to describe it

Initially, the game looks and plays the same as the original as you control everything using the stylus and the touch screen -- no buttons required. So, is 2 1/2 just more of what fans of the original Touch Detective have come to expect? Real detectives will notice the small changes first (like the "special sauce" on Funghi's food), but there are plenty of big ones as well.

The biggest improvement over the first game is the way the environment has been expanded. The core areas -- your office, the shopping centre, the condos -- are all still there but they all have some differences, like the new antique shop downtown. We also dug the new level settings, such as the archaeological dig site and the haunted mansion -- the game even has one level set on a train, which is about as classic as you can get.

You'll also take on some zany cases whose setups are even stranger than those in the first game, with even more crazy characters appearing. What do noodles have to do with dimensional faults? Why do Seabottom Dwellers live in the mountains? And who is The Cornstalker?

Aside from that, Touch Detective 2 1/2 is just more of the same, so your enjoyment will depend on what you thought of the first. If you liked the quirky art style, strange mysteries and wacky music, then you should definitely pick this one up. If the first title didn't thrill you, then pass it on by. We enjoyed solving cases with Mackenzie again, especially considering the game's low price.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Stocking Stuffer

SmartLens - Clip on Phone Camera Lens Set of 3

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest News Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Aysha Strobbe

Microsoft Office 365/HP Spectre x360

Microsoft Office continues to make a student’s life that little bit easier by offering reliable, easy to use, time-saving functionality, while continuing to develop new features that further enhance what is already a formidable collection of applications

Michael Hargreaves

Microsoft Office 365/Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

Cathy Giles

Brother MFC-L8900CDW

The Brother MFC-L8900CDW is an absolute stand out. I struggle to fault it.

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?