Game Review: Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise

Release date: 2019
Version played: Xbox Series X in 2021

A point-and-click style puzzle adventure game developed by Australian based Yak & Co, Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise was released in 2019. Across five chapters and a number of connected locations, your mission (should you choose to accept) is to infiltrate enemy spy Ruby La Rouge’s secret hideaway and put a stop to her evil plans.

+ the story is simple, but still very charming. The sinister opponent spy, Ruby La Rouge, spouts enough cheesy one-liners for everyone else, and you’ll get little cutscenes between solving major puzzles
+ the puzzles themselves are mostly a linear sort of ‘trading sequence’ — to water this flower you’ll need a watering can, but the can is in the shed, and to open the shed you’ll need a key, which is currently being protected by hungry sharks, and so on and so forth. Between these there are number puzzles, such as directing things to point a certain way, or much to my chagrin, colour related puzzles to get you where you need to go

> for added fun, pick a voice to mimic every time you’re unnamed, voiceless Agent A interacts with something. I opted to pretend Agent A was Matt Berry, in all his IT Crowd glory

Should you play this game: I don’t really have much else to say. The game was under $5 and I had a blast playing through it. If you like puzzles games or real life escape rooms, then this is perfect for you.

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