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  • Summary: Detective Gallo is a point-and-click comic-noir adventure that is entirely hand-illustrated and hand-animated, and whose protagonist is a feathered and grumpy private eye.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Sep 24, 2018
    80
    Overall, Detective Gallo is a great point and click game with little to dislike. It brings a solid story, some very likable and dislikable characters, and it does the point and click genre justice. The difficulty might be a bit too much for some, but the payoff is worth it.
  2. 75
    Detective Gallo is a graphic adventure that clearly show off its sources of inspiration, such as the LucasArts titles. The studio is small, the production limits quite obvious, but it's still and enjoyable game.
  3. Jan 2, 2019
    75
    In the end, Detective Gallo is a fun adventure game for those starting to get their feet wet in the genre. The environments are limited, but that also takes away the frustration of getting lost. The puzzles can be a little obtuse but not to the point of being nonsensical. The constant backtracking can be annoying at times, but that's all mitigated by the previously mentioned elements. It is a funny game, though, and humor always serves as a good gateway for those wanting to get into a new genre. It isn't the best the genre can offer, but it's good enough for those who aren't already entrenched in the genre's more difficult offerings.
  4. Aug 20, 2018
    60
    While it doesn’t entirely succeed in carrying the spirit of the games that inspired it, the love and care that the team making the game has poured into it alone makes it worth checking out. There are some really quirky environments to explore along with a fun, lighthearted, and silly plot to experience. In this drought of point and click adventures, if you’ve been craving to get your hands on more puzzle-solving action, Detective Gallo’s office is open and ready for business.
  5. Sep 25, 2018
    60
    Detective Gallo is a charming and beautifully drawn comic point and click, but it's the controls which stop it from scoring higher. It relies too heavily on dragging a cursor back and forth, and there's a fair bit of in-game backtracking too.
  6. Dec 11, 2018
    50
    If you long for the days of Maniac Mansion or Day of the Tentactive…well, this is a pretty poor approximation. But it’s still an approximation nonetheless, and if you miss the days of ‘90s adventure games, you can rest assured that Detective Gallo shares your pain, and wants to try and help you relive them.
  7. 30
    I began Detective Gallo feeling quite peckish for some good point-and-click action. Unfortunately, though, the game has me migrating elsewhere, as Detective Gallo’s cockiness as a character was very grating, and I found myself beginning to moult as a result.

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