Become a Notorious Thief Making a Comeback in Picklock

Reviewed On
Nintendo Switch
Available For

Greetings gamer fans! Tis I the Modern Gamer back at ya with another great game. This one interesting as it reminds me a lot of Sims, Legos, Minecraft and Unrailed with a twist of Grand Theft Auto! Only you’re stealing from other people and stores. Picklock however is interesting in the fact that it promotes stealing, and I’m not sure if it would be a good game for the little ones to play.

We open to a man who is walking home at night after (what we can assume) is a long and honest day’s work. Saying that he used to be able to afford it all. We can only imagine that he’s done something stupid to waste his money and not it’s gone. When he gets to his home, he thinks to himself how tired he is of honest work. So he wants to pay his neighbors a visit. This is where you come in and steal everything they have to offer. Then it’s off to the pawnshop to pawn it off. Not only that but we find out that the owner of the pawnshop is actually an old friend, and a fence, of yours and you are actually the notorious thief Picklock. He tells you of a new place to hit and hands you a crowbar to break into it with.

The game is pretty easy to play. You can use the top left control stick to move your character around and the right control sticks to move the camera around. It’s pretty nice, but be careful when you scroll around the camera angle. You can dizzy pretty easily, I did. Then you have left and right top side buttons to zoom in and out on your character. Pretty sweet for doing all that detail work if you can’t see all the way. And last but not least is your upgrades, the more you steal good and rare items, the better your tools will be.

As for graphics, it’s like Unrailed, Sims, Grand Theft Auto and Legos had some kind of theft love child. It’s pretty interesting seeing a game that has a style that’s normally recognized in children’s games. I don’t really know what to think of the game. If you are into thieving games this is the one for you. I’m not really into stealing games unless I’m playing a thief in an RPG and I get to use stealth.

Here it’s pretty cut and dry. I’m not really into the controls as they have made me dizzy while playing. It has potential. But I’m not a fan of games like these. Overall I don’t really know what to think. This is the first game I’ve reviewed that I’m not really into. Try it out yourself and see how you like it though. I played on the Switch, but the Steam version, which we reviewed earlier, might be a better option to play on.

In terms of news, I need to make an announcement. The time has come friends for yours truly to say farewell. My art business has really taken off and I can no longer carry on my duties as a GiN Columnist. This is my last review for GiN. But rest assured that I have helped to find a perfect replacement writer for my column. He’s a true expert and hardcore gamer who will bring amazing insight for the upcoming games. Rest assured he will take great care to entertain and inform you all about the latest and greatest games. I actually met him playing Black Desert Mobile. He and I and the guild master get along great. Please welcome him with open arms. Thank you for reading, and stay tuned for some new awesomeness in the next review.

Farewell! Love, The Modern Gamer, Melissa Pierce.

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