Brok the InvestiGator (Xbox Series X/S) Review

By Albert Lichi 27.07.2023

Review for Brok the InvestiGator on Xbox Series X/S

When taking a bite out of crime isn't enough, sometimes it also needs a one-two punch! Brok the InvestiGator is a gritty, noir-inspired tale of corruption, betrayal, and redemption, where the line between hero and anti-hero blurs, and justice comes at a heavy price.

In the dark and grimy underbelly of a city plagued by crime, Brok the InvestiGator, a tough-as-nails alligator with a knack for solving mysteries, finds himself entangled in a web of deceit and danger. Brok receives a distress call from an old friend, a down-on-his-luck private eye named Marty, who's on the verge of uncovering a sinister conspiracy. Marty's found a lead that could expose corruption within the city's top ranks, but before he can spill the beans, he goes missing.

Determined to find his friend and unravel the truth, Brok dives headfirst into the seedy world of crime lords, dirty cops, and shadowy figures. The deeper he digs, the more he uncovers a plot that reaches far beyond anything he imagined.

Brok the InvestiGator talks a big game with its stellar voice acting, pulling players right into the lives of anthropomorphic characters and their struggles. The emotions are real, and that's what gives the narrative an authentic edge, making it hit you right where it counts.

This is no ordinary game. It's got the guts to let players make choices that stick - real consequences for actions. For a scenario that's supposed to be a throwback to them 90s mascot cartoons, it's got a dark side. It's like the visuals and the story are duking it out, and players are left scratching their heads, wondering if this game's playing a prank on them.

Screenshot for Brok the InvestiGator on Xbox Series X/S

The character designs are a sight to behold. Crafted with care, each one's got their own quirks and personalities. There's this strange whiff of furry art fetishism that creeps in now and then, and these burly dudes, they're all over the place. It's stumbling into some internet subculture.

Brok the InvestiGator is a mix of point-and-click adventure and down-and-dirty beat 'em up action. Clever puzzles offer just the right amount of challenge. When the action kicks in, it's a thrill ride; not a repetitive mess like some other beat 'em ups.

Switching between busting heads and solving puzzles, everything's fair game for Brok. Most adventures wouldn't let gamers punch random folks, but here? It's open season, baby.

Brok packs a mean punch. His moves have got weight, and when they connect, the feeling of the crunch of a rat-punk's snout under Brok's knuckles is palpable. He moves like a boxer, flowing through combos and dodges like a champ. Despite being a chunky, middle-aged alligator, he's nimble as hell in a fight.

Screenshot for Brok the InvestiGator on Xbox Series X/S

Cubed3 Rating

7/10
Rated 7 out of 10

Very Good - Bronze Award

Rated 7 out of 10

Brok the InvestiGator sets you up with frustrating questions and then leaves them hanging. It even throws in sequel bait just to tease. There are multiple endings, but it feels like they got dropped in without much thought, leaving a feeling of wanting more. The blend of genres is a beauty, hitting those noir thriller tropes while revelling in chaotic fun. Truth be told, it falls short of tying it all together in a way that satisfies.

Developer

Cowcat

Publisher

Cowcat

Genre

Adventure

Players

1

C3 Score

Rated $score out of 10  7/10

Reader Score

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