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  • Summary: Red Johnson's Chronicles is an action adventure/puzzle game that is played out in the style of a television crime show like Professor Layton meets CSI. In the game, players take on the role of Red Johnson, a private investigator on the streets of a city where the crime rate is skyrocketing.Red Johnson's Chronicles is an action adventure/puzzle game that is played out in the style of a television crime show like Professor Layton meets CSI. In the game, players take on the role of Red Johnson, a private investigator on the streets of a city where the crime rate is skyrocketing. Players must use clues, solve puzzles and question witnesses to investigate a murder, all while staying out of harm's way. Expand

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Jun 7, 2011
    80
    Red Johnson's Chronicles is a nice and fresh adventure game. Its gameplay's varied, its story OK, and its universe is worth a shot. The only downfalls of Lexis Numérique's Game are to be a little too easy and some tiny shortcomings to get rid of for the sequel.
  2. Jun 20, 2011
    80
    As long as Lexis Numerique continues down its exemplary path, the trouble with point-and-clicks might as well be considered an open and shut case.
  3. Jun 22, 2011
    80
    Graphic adventures have a fairly set audience, and if you haven't liked other games that force you to scan a screen, pixel-hunting for clues, then Red Johnson is nowhere near different enough to change your mind. But fans of the old-school definitely won't find another game like this on PSN.
  4. Jun 14, 2011
    65
    Tough puzzles and grinding point-and-click pixel hunts are the main activities in Red Johnson's Chronicles.
  5. Games Master UK
    Nov 20, 2011
    62
    Nice-looking but badly paced: like the game's policemen, it plods. [Christmas 2011, p.87]
  6. Jun 14, 2011
    60
    With its clumsy dialogue threatening to ruin everything at every turn, Lexis Numerique's high-gloss offering is a challenge to play - but perhaps not always for the reasons the developers intended.
  7. Jun 27, 2011
    60
    Although its puzzles are frustrating and lacking in variety, what's all the more frustrating is there are occasional bursts of brilliance here.

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  1. Dec 18, 2013
    5
    Not much fun to be had here. The puzzles were fun in the beginning but get tiresome and the story isn't interesting enough to compensate forNot much fun to be had here. The puzzles were fun in the beginning but get tiresome and the story isn't interesting enough to compensate for it. Don't put your money in this; Expand