Pecaminosa – PC (Review)
Pecaminosa is a game that looked interesting to me just at a first impression. I’ve been really into detective-style games as of late. I think it’s a real unrated genre that needs a bit more love. There are a few things that help make Pecaminosa stand out, but there are a few things that rubbed me the wrong way.
Pecaminosa is a pixel graphic detective story where you set off to find out where your partner disappeared to. It’s quite a rollercoaster ride of a story of supernatural and redemption. The story overall was fairly interesting. In the beginning, I started a little confused about why this is happening. I understood the whole finding your partner and going above and beyond for them. Without ruining the story it seemed like what you were doing was wrong but the main character and other people really didn’t seem to care. There were also times where the character was a complete asshole and seemed racist. One that stood out was a quest between an Asian laundromat and a Hispanic store owner. You could tell there was something else going on, but the main character made a fairly brash decision but maybe that’s what was supposed to come across because that is just who the character is. But it just felt…weird and wrong.
The world of Pecaminosa is fairly open. You get to wander around and beat on trash bags, or other items you find on the ground depending on where you are. Those are basically the “chests” in Pecaminosa. There are also sewers you can go down in and root around in. But those rats are vicious, you’re going to want to be a little stronger or level up your health before you start going toe to toe with them.
I used a keyboard and mouse while playing this game which was easy enough to use. My only gripe was when I wanted to shoot and clicked the mouse button, there was no cursor and you may shoot in the wrong direction. You do also get a dash option where you can avoid bullets or punches during fights. This will absolutely save your buns in boss fights. The different types of guns in the game are very well done. A shotgun is powerful yet ineffective at short range, while the machine gun allows you to rattle off some rounds at a distance.
Though it might not be for everyone, Pecaminosa is definitely worth a look for fans of pixel graphics and an interesting story.
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+ Interesting story mixed with noir and supernatural
+ Decent battle mechanics
- A little confusing at first
- Possible racial undertones. Main Character is a bit brash.