reviews\ Nov 21, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Adventure Time: Finn & Jake Investigations Review

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It’s a frustrating position to be in, when you have a boisterous personality but for one reason or another can't make full use of your talents. It’s a situation that Adventure Time fans can relate to, for their beloved franchise — one rich with gameplay opportunities — hasn’t been given its due from a software perspective. Several attempts later, there has yet to be an Adventure Time game that effectively mirrors the imaginative and comedic powerhouse that the show is by reputation. This isn’t to say that good strides haven’t been made in the interim, but there have been missteps as well, with Explore the Dungeon Because I Don’t Know drawing much ire in particular.

The license has exchanged multiple hands, first with WayForward and now with Little Orbit, each having two Adventure Time projects to their name. Adventure Time: Finn & Jake Investigations is the second to come from the latter, and unlike preceding efforts, it’s the first time the series is telling a story in a 3D space — a move that normally would be exciting were it not for the uneven path seen in the foregoing. But without prematurely robbing it of an opportunity to impress, Finn & Jake Investigations is at the very least owed cautious optimism for such a departure. Whether or not it can offer course correction is the question.

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