Touch Detective 2 1/2 DS


Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
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  1. 68
    What Touch Detective is still missing, however, is the ability to really connect with the gamer, as puzzles – while better this time around than last year – still rely more on hitting a specific event trigger than actually figuring out direct, challenging puzzles.
  2. Touch Detective returns with wacky new adventures and a fresh coat of paint, but the frustratingly esoteric puzzle design is the same as before.
  3. Touch Detective 2 1/2 is essentially the same as the original title, albeit with some brand new cases and puzzles. If you were a huge fan of the first game, then Touch Detective 2 1/2 is right up your alley.
  4. This is a meaty (ten hours!), funny and very well-presented adventure title with superb aesthetics, and despite its zany-for-the-sake-of-it puzzle design, it will find a place in the heart of any fan of the genre.
  5. 80
    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. [Nov 2007, p.96]
  6. A few small tweaks, overlapping missions and a reduction of redundant verbosity and this could be as exciting and addictive as old school adventure games. It'd be destined for the bargain bin if wasn't already as hard to find in a store as objects are to find in the game.
  7. Play Magazine
    Touch Detective 2 1/2 really feels like the game that the original should have been, providing for an experience that I'm sure more people will enjoy this time around. [Nov 2007, p.78]
  8. Nintendo Power
    Unfortunately, a heavy reliance on arbitrary dialogue triggers to advance the story detracts from the game; it's at its best when you're solving item-based puzzles. [Nov 2007, p.105]
  9. Just try not to think so much and you'll enjoy the unravelling of the unorthodox capers.
  10. 84
    Therefore, the bottom line is that if you could not get into the original Touch Detective, 2 1/2 will not change your mind. However, if you enjoyed the first game, you'll definitely want to pick this one up.
  11. netjak
    It feels more along the lines of an expansion pack to the original game as opposed to a new game, and the heavy use of recycled environments does nothing to mitigate the fact that it's basically the same game.
  12. 75
    Overall, I have to say I enjoyed this installment of the game far more than I did the first, as it all flows together in ways that the original simply couldn't.
  13. Okay, so: few improvements over the first game, a convoluted overarching storyline, painfully simplistic gameplay.

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