Touch Detective iOS

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  • Summary: *********************************Price:[Chapter 1 – Chapter 2, Part 1] Free[Ch. 2 Part 2 – Ch. 3 Part 1] [Ch. 3 Part 2 – Ch. 4 Part 1][Ch. 4 Part 2 – Bonus Chapter: “Funghi Breaks Out!”] $3.99 each[Complete Collection (from Ch. 2 Part 2 on)]*********************************Price:[Chapter 1 – Chapter 2, Part 1] Free[Ch. 2 Part 2 – Ch. 3 Part 1] [Ch. 3 Part 2 – Ch. 4 Part 1][Ch. 4 Part 2 – Bonus Chapter: “Funghi Breaks Out!”] $3.99 each[Complete Collection (from Ch. 2 Part 2 on)] $8.99Supporting Devices: iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3rd generation or later (excluding 8GB models) and iPad.Required OS: iOS 3.0 or later.* Please note: “Funghi Breaks Out!” is exclusive bonus material for purchasing all chapters of “Touch Detective” for iOS, and is not sold separately.********************************* "Thanks for waiting..."After four years of silence, our Touch Detective is back with all-new features!"Rookie detective Mackenzie and her assistant Funghi solve mysterious cases together in a spooky town!?"Touch Detective" (4 chapters in all)?Become Mackenzie, a fledgling detective, and solve various mysteries in a "Touch Adventure"!?The controls are simple...investigate suspicious items and people with a single touch!!?The items and testimonies you collect are the keys to the mystery...apply your deductive skills and intuition to tough(?) cases!?Capturing a dream thief, rescuing a snow fairy...all four chapters of a mysterious tale with heart!?Loaded with bonus scenarios, too!?Bonus: "Funghi Breaks Out!" (3 chapters in all)?A special escape game, exclusive to the app version... with Funghi as the hero!?One morning, Funghi wakes up to find himself locked in Mackenzie's room!?A mysterious shadow in the attic...Mackenzie and Cromwell plotting in whispers...something is definitely wrong!?Can Funghi escape the worst danger in the history of "Touch Detective"!??Plenty of extras!?Includes an awesome, "too hardboiled" intro movie!?See another side of Mackenzie with the Touch List!?Back by popular demand from the DS version - enjoy all the background music on the Jukebox!?Get in "touch" with Mackenzie and Funghi with official contents!Special Sitehttp://beeworksgames.com/~touchdetectivefacebook fanpagehttp://www.facebook.com/beeworksgames.enTwitter@BeeworksGames http://twitter.com/beeworksgames@ozawarina http://twitter.com/ozawarina (Japanese Only)@nameko_nnf http://twitter.com/nameko_nnf (Japanese Only) Expand
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  1. Aug 29, 2011
    70
    In gameplay terms it's a well-worn path, but you're not in it for innovation, you're here for the quirky dialogue, the surreal scenarios and the alluring art style.
  2. Aug 10, 2011
    60
    Touch Detective brings a whole lot of baggage with it from its original release in 2006 and instead of fixing the gameplay the developer has focused on implementing a micro-payment system.
  3. Sep 2, 2011
    60
    It's unfortunate the puzzles in Touch Detective aren't better, because the presentation of the game alone makes it worth checking out.
  4. Aug 10, 2011
    60
    Touch Detective is really going to be hit or miss with people. The characters and stories are totally weird and nonsensical, which I found charming but I could see how they'd turn some off. The crux of the game revolves around you tap-tap-tapping all over the screen trying to find objects that do god knows what. I enjoyed the game for the most part, but it's bound to be polarizing – so it's a good thing you get to play a good chunk for free first.
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  1. Mar 27, 2014
    5
    As adventure games go, this one has nice atmosphere. Charmingly weird characters and an odd sense of humor. Unfortunately, it's also a veryAs adventure games go, this one has nice atmosphere. Charmingly weird characters and an odd sense of humor. Unfortunately, it's also a very classic point and click adventure game - it shows quite clearly why the genre died out years ago: There are lots of places where you would swear you've clicked on everything that's interactive everywhere you're allowed to go a thousand times over and tried to use every combination of every inventory item on every interactive spot, but it still won't advance you through the game. Ultimately, you'll just have to check a FAQ and wonder at how the designer expected anyone to come up with their particular take on it. This is often after trying a solution that should work for anyone with common sense. Also, it may sometimes involve clicking a spot that wasn't interactive before, but has become so at a certain point - who playtested this?

    This can be overcome in the main campaign with FAQs, just as the adventure games of yore were so certain to need cheat guides, they'd be official accessories, but once you get to the bonus chapter, you're on your own as no one seems to have figured it out yet. Personally I've been working on it for around 2 years and I'm ready to write this game off and dodge the sequel.
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