Not only does audio volume randomly fluctuate, but sometimes it's missing entirely. When it does work, the voice acting is remarkably solid and the music is suitably atmospheric.
If, like me, you're enamoured with the pixelated style of classic LucasArts adventures, then you'll love Chinatown Detective Agency's aesthetic. Environments are gorgeous, too, but glitches occasionally spoil things.
While there's nothing fundamentally wrong with how CDA plays, the interface is shabby and inelegant on Xbox, making interaction frequently irritating. Juggling the LB and RB buttons for Amira's phone and the map/Horus flight/wait menus can be a mite annoying, too.
An overall lack of polish and frequent bugs conspire to mar what could have been a wonderful love letter to vintage LucasArts adventures. Instead, it's a missed opportunity - a shoddy and often exasperating experience.
A perfunctory list that requires resolving all three endings, finishing case threads for all three of Amira's main clients, and more. The 'Frequent Flyer' achievement, meanwhile, appears to be glitched. Seems about right.