Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise is a fun point and click puzzle adventure from Yak & Co that is a must-play on PS4. Find out why in our Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise review!
In Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise, your task is to infiltrate the secret hideout of spy Ruby La Rouge. As you can probably tell from the game, there are going to be plenty of puzzles for you to solve during this adventure. The good news is that the puzzles are simple to understand, and they are actually very relaxing to solve. I loved the story for this one, and being able to play it all in one go is great since Yak & Co originally released this one in an episodic format, and we get all five episodes on PlayStation 4 in a single download for a good price.
The gameplay is an absolute joy. You start the game outside the house of the enemy, and as Agent A, you have must investigate and solve more than 100 puzzles across 35 locations. As you progress through the game, you can click on a ton of items of interest. Some of these items will provide you with a description of what said item is, while others will lead you down into a puzzle to solve. It’s a simple setup that works, and it rewards you for exploring every single spot of an area.
The game’s flow is seamless with absolutely zero loading times that would otherwise get in the way. You can quickly go into a room and back out to take another route and carry on with your adventure without any hassle. To progress through the game, you’ll need to find the pertinent clues that will lead you to solve the different puzzle types you will find. And even if you end up getting stuck on a puzzle, Agent A will drop some subtle hints here and there, which is a nice touch.
It’s worth noting that many puzzles involve numbers, so you might want to go a bit old-school and get a pen and keep a notebook handy. You’ll need to find the number to open up a safe, locate telephone numbers, get an extra code here and there, so yeah, there are lots of numbers involved in the puzzles in this game. Your memory might be great, but remembering all of the numbers you’ll run into will prove to be a bit of a challenge.
Clicking on objects and items will give you a close-up view, giving you the opportunity to take a closer look, I liked that mechanic, even though a simple vase may not look out of the ordinary but once you take a good look close up you may find something of interest. So it is worth clicking on everything that you can click on. And don’t forget to jot down any numbers as you go, trust me it’s needed!
Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise has a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy. While there are several story-related trophies, there are also ten missable trophies, so if you’re not using a guide, you might have an issue with getting everything along the way since there are some optional things to do on the side. There is a speed run related trophy, and due to how the game is set up, it’s hard to get all trophies in a single run, which is why two runs are recommended, so that during your first one, you focus on getting all trophies, minus the speedrun one.
Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise is a satisfying and very relaxing puzzle that you can play at your own pace. The game has a great art style, and it all looks stunning on PlayStation 4 in full HD. You’re going to spend around 3-4 hours solving all of the game’s puzzles and exploring every room in the game, all for a low $14.99 price on PlayStation, making this a game that is well worth the asking price.
This Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Yak & Co.