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BROK the InvestiGator Review

If you’re into the point and click detective games and you’ve not heard of BROK the InvestiGator, you’re in for a treat. We honestly expected to see the standard format of point and click detective games when we were invited to do our BROK the InvestiGator review, I am so glad to have been proven wrong here.

What is BROK the InvestiGator?

BROK the InvestiGator is a hybrid of traditional adventure and side-scrolling beat ’em up, with cool cartoon graphics. The currently playable and free prologue of the game sets the scene for the upcoming main game itself.

BROK the InvestiGator

You play as Brok, the alligator detective, who is haunted by his troubled past. As far as adventure games go, BROK the InvestiGator has a much deeper story than I had ever imagined it would. In fact, there were a few moments where I found myself feeling sorry for Brok.

At the moment, while the game is still in development, we only have access to the first chapter of the game, but I’m loving what I am seeing so far and can’t wait to dig into Brok’s life a little deeper.

BROK the InvestiGator Difficulty Settings

You might be wondering how BROK the InvestiGator has difficulty settings. Most point-and-click type games are simply story-driven, and your power of observations is the only thing that affects the difficulty.

BROK the InvestiGator difficulty
BROK the InvestiGator difficulty settings

Well, this is where BROK the InvestiGator has been separated from the norm. There are two modes you can switch between, the standard point and click mode used to identify objects and progress in the story and a fighting mode, which allows you to attack objects and people.

Within a few minutes of playing, you are taught how to use the combat controls, which thankfully can be picked up very quickly without the game needing to hold your hand.

BROK the InvestiGator fighting

Of course, don’t expect any Tekken style of crazy fighting. This is still an adventure puzzle game essentially, but that being said, the combat adds a really nice touch to the game, which I personally enjoyed.

Once you have gone through the initial training and get into the main game itself, you will get opportunities to level up your fighting skills and earn some XP.

BROK the InvestiGator review

Being a Detective

When you start working on cases you will get clues, which will help you to piece everything together. You can check them at any point in the game to help you overcome your current objective.

BROK the InvestiGator clues

The point-and-click adventure side of the game is where it really excels. While the fighting is a great addition to the game, I personally think it could use a little improvement. But as mentioned above, the game is still in development, so what we’ve seen so far is just an unfinished teaser.

As with many of these styles of games, it’s important to keep an eye on your surroundings. There are many situations, where objects are required to progress further into the game, but in most cases, these were not too difficult to find.

BROK the InvestiGator adventure

Point and click games, if I’m being totally honest have never been my kind of thing. But Brok may have just changed that for me. I know I likely spend longer than others to find items and solve puzzles, but I had a blast doing so and will definitely be buying the full game when it is released.

BROK the InvestiGator cleaning bot
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Summary
BROK the InvestiGator has managed to turn a tired old format into something exciting and new and in doing so may have given me a newfound love for solving crimes. It features a deeper and immersive story, more so than expected, which will also be another reason I will be jumping onto the full game upon its release, so I might see how the story unfolds. No matter if you are a veteran point and click adventure gamer, or new to them, BROK the InvestiGator is bound to get you hooked. The only real negatives I could find with Brok was the fighting, which as the game is a work in progress, I can forgive and the speech could be more intuitive, it currently requires you to click to move on to the next line, which at times feels less immersive to me.
Good
  • Deep Story
  • Hybrid Fighting / Point & Click
  • Great Puzzles
  • Nice Animation
  • Good Voice Acting
Bad
  • Fighting needs improvement
  • Speech requires manual action to move on
8.2
Great
Gameplay - 9
Graphics - 8
Audio - 7.5
Longevity - 8.2
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Co-Founder of unboxedreviews.com - Georgie is a freelance Content Writer specialising in gaming news, reviews, and technology. Georgie enjoys stealth, survival and RPG games. She loves penguins, unicorns and anything that sparkles!

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