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YMMV / Investi-Gator: The Case of the Big Crime

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  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: Red Herring tells Investi-Gator that he doesn't have to believe everything that everyone tells him, and this introduces the player to a mechanic where they can respond to certain claims with TRUTH, DOUBT, or LIE. They then get to try this out in response to Red Herring's advice. If the player chooses TRUTH, Investi-Gator cheerfully admits that Red Herring is right, and thanks him. Red Herring is visibly touched by this. He says no one has ever been this nice to him and starts to cry.
  • Moe:
    • Despite his incompetence as a detective, which causes a number of problems for himself and others, Investi-Gator is a lovable and adorable protagonist. He truly means well in his misguided attempts at justice, and gets really excited when he thinks he's doing a good job.
    • Red Herring is very endearing with his eternally depressed/anxious attitude, as well as being very cute for a fish. It helps that even though he's technically one half of the Big Bad Duumvirate, he and his brother have completely good intentions and never do anything extreme.
  • Scrappy Mechanic: There is no way to save in the middle of an episode. The game does have a "scene select," so that if you go back to the main menu, you can still pick up at the scene where you left off. However, if you exit the game and restart it, you'll lose your progress, and the scene select will only show the first scene of the episode. Episode 1 has only one scene, so it's no problem for that, but episodes 2 and 3 have three scenes and five scenes respectively, so you're gonna have to complete them each in one go, unless you were to leave the game open the whole time. However, oddly, once you beat the game, all of episode 3's scenes stay open, but episode 2's scenes are locked aside from the first. A few reviews on Steam have complained about this.


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