Jenny LeClue - Detectivu Image
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  • Summary: You play as Jenny LeClue, an aspiring young detective and obsessive pursuer of the truth. But nothing exciting ever happens in her small town, and she longs for a real adventure. Jenny gets more than she bargains for when her mother is accused of murder! She embarks on a journey to uncoverYou play as Jenny LeClue, an aspiring young detective and obsessive pursuer of the truth. But nothing exciting ever happens in her small town, and she longs for a real adventure. Jenny gets more than she bargains for when her mother is accused of murder! She embarks on a journey to uncover the truth, and soon discovers nothing in Arthurton is what it seems. Jenny must use her skills of deduction and face her demons to find the real killer and unravel Arthurton’s darker mysteries. Expand
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  1. 90
    Exceptional presentation elements bolster excellent voice acting and writing, and the result is a mystery experience that is both accessible and hard to put down. The puzzle quality could be a little higher and the game did freeze a couple times (autosaves are frequent, fortunately), but the memorable characters will definitely stick with you after you close the book on this one. Like a good novel, Jenny’s (and Arthur’s) story is a real page-turner, and it’s well deserving of being added to your Switch library.
  2. NF Magazine
    Apr 28, 2021
    75
    If you loved Detective Pikachu, you're going to love Jenny LeClue. [Issue #49 – November/December 2020, p. 20]
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  1. Dec 3, 2020
    10
    Throughly enjoyed this game. Great story, can’t wait for chapter two.
    Loved the music, the choices to make, the puzzles.
    Highly recommend!
  2. Sep 4, 2020
    10
    Best adventure/mystery game I’played in a while. Terrific presentation, story, voice-overs and graphics.
  3. Feb 28, 2021
    9
    Cute and Fun.
    This game has a great balance of cuteness and puzzles. Some are a little more tricky than most, but there is no giant challenge
    Cute and Fun.
    This game has a great balance of cuteness and puzzles. Some are a little more tricky than most, but there is no giant challenge for seasoned puzzle solvers.
    The game has a great story line. Some folks said it was repetitive, I didn't think it was too much of an issue tbh.
    I only took one point off for the dialogues that I found, were a bit too many and too long. But if it's your jam, then you are in for a good ride!
    There are a few hidden things to find in each level, and once you get the kind of pattern, they are easy to find.
    Then ending was pretty cool. But you will have to finish it to find out why...
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  4. Sep 11, 2020
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Absolutely addictive. Great dialogue. Great art. Wasn’t happy with the cliffhanger ending but it did make me immediately search the internet for when a sequel would be out! Expand
  5. Sep 9, 2021
    8
    I randomly bought this game when it was 90% off in the eShop and I'm so glad I did. If you're a casual gamer like me and prefer games withI randomly bought this game when it was 90% off in the eShop and I'm so glad I did. If you're a casual gamer like me and prefer games with immersive storytelling and relatively easy gameplay, then you'll absolutely love this.

    Jenny LeClue is a very well-written game, both in terms of the story and dialogue. The titular main character is very likable, and gives so many fun little quips as you move through the game. The citizens of Arthurton, the game's setting, are just as fun to interact with. The game is very charming with the way it meshes all of these characters together.

    The plot itself is also well done. The mystery you help Jenny solve is very intricate and spiraling, and there are some serious Eureka moments towards the latter half. There are some parts that can be difficult to follow, however.

    The gameplay is very solid. I absolutely love the point and click elements, and a lot of the puzzles are very cleverly designed. I usually am not too great at those sorts of things, but most of them were intuitive enough for me to figure out on my own, which was very rewarding. The pieces of art and stickers hidden in various places also does a great job at encouraging you to wander off of the path, and explore things on your own.

    Dialogue sections that let you pick Jenny's words are also an absolute treat, and another great showcase of the game's writing. Yes, there are quite a few moments where both choices are essentially the same, but there is a small handful of big decisions that do a great job of putting you in Jenny's shoes. A few decisions you make as Arthur also feel very significant.

    On top of all of this, the beautiful art style (serious, some areas look AMAZING) and backing music help make this game an charming, atmospheric, immersive delight.

    The game isn't without its flaws, however.

    While most of the puzzles are easy to figure out, there were a few points where I got very lost in some big areas, and ended up having to do a lot of backtracking. I needed to look up a walkthrough to get through these parts. The magnifying glass mechanic was also way too straightforward for me. Most of the time, it only gives you the prompt to look for something when you're standing right next to it, which I feel kind of defeats the purpose.

    Also, while I do like the art style, there were points where it felt very limiting. This was especially noticeable during emotional moments of the game, where the characters' expressions were a lot stiffer than they should have been.

    There's also the issue of the game's ending, of which there is none. Like...literally, there's no ending. You get to a section where things are really starting to unravel and a lot of big things are being revealed, and then it VERY abruptly cuts to the credits, leaving so many things unresolved. It's extremely jarring. I assume most of these threads will be picked up in the sequels that have been promised, but it's so sloppy that it doesn't feel like a deliberate cliffhanger, it just feels like the game is unfinished. I wouldn't say it ruined the enjoyment I'd had with it up to that point, but I think for some people it might.

    So yeah, it's rough around the edges, but when it's good, this game is GOOD. If you're into story-based games and are willing to overlook a few glaring flaws, you'll get a lot enjoyment out of this. But if those descriptors don't fit, then this might not be for you.

    Very eager to see what comes next for this game.
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  6. Feb 21, 2021
    7
    This game gave me mixed feelings. From one side it's more for kids, with very simple repetitive mechanics and lack of gameplay. But from theThis game gave me mixed feelings. From one side it's more for kids, with very simple repetitive mechanics and lack of gameplay. But from the other side the plot is very very good. Better than in the most games, I'd say. Expand
  7. Sep 1, 2020
    3
    I definitely do not recommend it

    At first glance, this game may seem great, especially the graphics may be appealing. Unfortunately, after
    I definitely do not recommend it

    At first glance, this game may seem great, especially the graphics may be appealing. Unfortunately, after a while, the game begins to erase this impression with poorly written jokes and a not very well told story.
    All the time you could feel that the game is trying to be fun, unfortunately just trying.
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