BROK the InvestiGator is a beautiful-looking game with great voice acting and a more profound and complex story than you usually find in a point-and-click game. It is challenging and will work your brain; luckily, the ads you discover hidden in the levels can be used for hints!
BROK the InvestiGator is a bold and explosive burst of 90s nostalgia that plumb the depths of the adventure game genre for its best ideas and piles them, one on top of the other, for an unforgettable thrill ride. While it may slightly disappoint as an action game or a playable cartoon, it may just earn a place in the graphic adventure game canon.
Epic adventure, hard to put down.
Great characters and great beat 'em up action to spice things up.
Perfect voice acting, better than most AAA titles.
Tons of choices with real impacts (looking at you, Telltale)
I highly recommend.
BROK the InvestiGator is very much an experiment, but it’s an experiment that works. As the second title out of COWCAT Games, it shows real growth and actually has me looking forward to what comes next from this one-man studio.
Brok the Investigator is a charming take on a classic genre, regardless if the systems don’t play nice with each other. The story has a slow start, and the combat is a bit messy, but those who stick around will discover some great moments of investigation gameplay and memorable character interactions. Brok may not always be the best choice for the job, but the heart that is in this title will keep you engaged.
PROS: Perfect use of gamepad + Excelent actor voices + Nice cartoon graphics with tons of animations + Intriguing story + Multiple playable starrings + Lots of interesting characters to meet + Very playable (easy and fast movements and the way to interact with the in-game menu) + Very varied (sometimes you need to think, sometimes to fight, sometimes to interrogate, etc) + Mutiple options to get the goals, etc, etc...
CONS: maybe sometimes too much talking
Mix point'n click adventure game with classic beat'em up shouldn't work. But somehow developers were able to reconcile them with each other. Not only this, but also characters are very likeable, story kinda intriguing and this Tale Spin/Hanna-Barbera art-style is really enjoying. Not a candidate for a game of the year, but still one of the nicest surprises.
Too much blah-blah dialogues and sub-par voice-acting, and nonsensical puzzles.
The dialogues are mildly funny at best, i never cracked a smile.
The art-style and UI are good, but also confusing. too many things going on to keep track on.
The fights are a direct copy of 90's brawlers, you need to stand on the exact same vertical pixel as your opponent, i really didn't want to experience that again.
Might have worked 2 decades ago, but this feels very outdated.
Nice try tough, somewhat close, but absolutely no cigar. This is not a new "Flashback" or "Return to monkey Island" wich it tries to be.
SummaryIn a futuristic "light cyberpunk" world where animals have replaced humans, privileged citizens live under a protective dome from the ambient air pollution while others struggle to make a living on the outside.
Brok, private detective and former boxer, lives with Graff, the son of his deceased wife. Although he could never elucidate the...