Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise is a “puzzle adventure” game which means that it combines a typical puzzle game with a stronger focus on the story. The player takes on the role of the silent “Agent A”, a secret agent on the trail of a nefarious villain, Ruby La Rouge.
Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise is split up into five chapters, each focused on a different section of the story, but the entire game revolves around infiltrating and capturing Ruby La Rouge. To do this, players will have to solve a variety of puzzles and find several secrets in La Rouge’s private getaway.
Much of Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise plays like a normal point and click adventure. Players can move around the map and interact with objects using only the mouse, and there are several interesting locations to explore.
The puzzles and challenges of Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise are relatively simple though, and most puzzles are solved through simple exploration or trial and error. There are a couple of rather challenging puzzles in the game, though I also found some that were either “you get it or don’t” with no hint to guide the player to the right solution if you miss it. There are also one or two puzzles about noticing rather small details and with no way to highlight everything that’s interactable, it can be frustrating when you miss an obvious object multiple times.
With the game being broken up into five chapters, there’s another minor issue. Objects that the player finds in the first chapter of the game, become puzzles in the fourth or fifth chapter and require a decent amount of backtracking. While the problem space for where the player can go or will be able to see is somewhat limited, the first chapters are a bit too cramped, but the final parts of the game feel so open that fast travel or a way to see what hasn’t been completed would have been appreciated.
Overall though I found Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise to be an enjoyable journey. It was originally created for the phone but it’s still a solid game on the PC.
I give Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise an arbitrary
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