Mixing together multiple genre feels results in a less traditional take on a point-and-click adventure
Making a game that stands out from the crowd has to be tough, doing in a genre that’s already pretty deep with quality makes it even tougher. When faced with that challenge, sometimes it can pay to simply take your own sort of path, and that’s very much the case with BROK the InvestiGator. Part adventure, part beat-em-up, and for good measure throwing in a dash of a hidden object feel, it at least seems to be fully invested in keeping you engaged through whatever means it can. What then helps further is that BROK is a pretty likable schlub of a character, no doubt flawed but his charm tends to come through pretty well in the well-written and spoken dialogue throughout. Now, a problem that may be unique to the Switch (I’d hope it wouldn’t be the same on more powerful consoles) is that more consistently than I’d prefer the audio got choppy or at least a bit out of synch. It doesn’t kill the experience, but it is something that takes you out of the moment and a few times was a bit frustrating. Regardless, I give the developer credit for taking a big swing and daring to be different, and while not every aspect of what makes it unique necessarily shines, it does help make for a nice change of pace.
Justin Nation, Score: