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[Beyond PlayStation] Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise Review

[Beyond PlayStation] Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise Review
EdEN
  • On November 11, 2019

Point and click adventure Agent A has a charming art style and gameplay that is a lot of fun. Learn more in our Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise review!

 

As soon as you start playing Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise, you will be instantly grabbed by its premise and its gorgeous art style. You play as the titular Agent A, as you pursue Ruby LaRouge, femme fatale spy extraordinaire. You are given these orders by the chief, but as you start to go after LaRouge she sets up a bomb in a bottle, which ends up sinking the ratter large ship in which the chief was enjoying a party. You follow her boat to what seems to be her lair, and you must now find a way inside before she can escape.

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Since this is a point and click adventure, you’ll be moving a cursor around the screen with the left analog stick, interacting with things by pressing the A button. As you do this you will zoom in on an object or area, and you can back out of it by pressing the B button if needed. You can also control this one by using the Nintendo Switch’s touchscreen when playing in Portable or Tabletop mode – or if you use one of the Nintendo Switch Lite models as your console of choice.

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As for the type of puzzles you will find in Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise, I’ll talk about the first one you run into, as to avoid spoiling too much of the game for you, since its puzzles are definitely one of its strong points. You will find yourself in front of the door that leads into the lair of Ruby LaRouge, with no way of entering. You notice a panel on the left side of the screen – under a flickering light that will certainly catch your attention -, and realize it requires a key. In front of the door there is a floor mat which, unfortunately, is not hiding a key. But to the right of the door there’s a potted plant!

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Click (or tap) on the potted plant, and you will find the golden key you need for the panel on the left side of the door, so you rush to the panel, click and drag the key from the right side of the screen and use it, thinking the door will now open. The key does open something, but the door ain’t it. A door on the panel will be what the key opens, revealing six white buttons. To open the door, you will need to tap some of these buttons in a particular order. Once you figure this out, you’ll be able to enter LaRouge’s lair.

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Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise Review is a very fun point and click adventure with an art style that will grab your attention right from the start It’s a seamless experience since there is no loading screen or icon that pops up as you click here, there, and everywhere, zooming in on an area of interest, or moving towards a new area. You’re looking at around 3-4 hours or so to complete all of the game’s chapters, depending on how good you are with point and click adventure games, which is a good length for this $14.99 release. Go grab it today on Nintendo Switch!

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Disclaimer
This Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Yak & Co.

Review Overview

Intriguing spy game with a charming art style and clever puzzles to solve
8.5
8.5

Rating

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