Inspector Waffles from Red Art Games and Goloso Games is a point and click adventure game with a cast of anthropomorphic animals. Learn more in our Inspector Waffles review!
Inspector Waffles from Red Art Games and Goloso Games is a point and click adventure game with a cast of anthropomorphized animals. You’ll play as the titular Inspector Waffles, a cat investigator who is called into a crime scene by Chief Patches. You will get to investigate the murder of one Fluffy, the boss of Box Furniture. A witness saw someone jumping over the fence, vanishing into the dark. She says it was a large figure, but she couldn’t make out who it was since it was very dark.
By default, for Inspector Waffles, all hints and clues in the dialogue will be highlighted in yellow, which will make interactions and puzzle-solving a bit more intuitive. If you’d like to increase the challenge, you can select to disable this feature. Since this is a point and click adventure game, you’ll move a cursor around the screen with the left analog stick as you press the X button to interact with objects or with other characters. The X button will also be used to move each conversation forward.
Any items of interest you find will be added to your inventory, which you can check by clicking on the backpack at the bottom right of the screen. Once inside of your inventory, you can click on an item by pressing and holding down the X button so that you can get a short description of the item. For example, during the game’s first chapter, you’ll find a screwdriver inside of a trashcan. If you go into your inventory and click on the screwdriver, you’ll learn that it’s actually broken. Could you perhaps find a good use for a broken tool?
To give you an idea of the type of puzzles you’ll find during your time with Inspector Waffles and as to not spoil your experience with the game, I’ll discuss one of the early puzzles in the first chapter. Remember that broken screwdriver you find inside of a trash can? Well, as it turns out, you can indeed make good use of it! After finding a door with a broken handle, you can use the screwdriver on the door to create a makeshift door handle. Unfortunately, it’s a bit slippery, so you’ll need to find something to help you turn it. If you go into the main bedroom, you’ll find a skateboard with a loose wheel. Grab the wheel, exit the bedroom and use it with the broken screwdriver already attached to the door, and you’ll be able to open the door!
As for the trophies, Inspector Waffles has a full list with a Platinum trophy waiting for you at the end of this adventure. The list is a short one, split into five Silver trophies and ten Gold trophies. There’s one trophy that will pop as soon as you start your adventure, with a handful popping as you complete each of the game’s chapters up until you finish the game. As for the rest of the trophies? They’re tied to finding the hidden Woolball cards required for completing the Woolball album, which means they’re the missable trophies for this one.
Inspector Waffles is a fun point and click adventure game that pays homage to the classics in the genre while streamlining the whole experience. You’re looking at around 5-6 hours to see everything that Inspector Waffles has to offer depending on your experience with point and click adventure games since there are many items to interact with at each location you visit. Inspector Waffles is out on PlayStation 4 with a $13.99 price. You can get it directly from the PlayStation Store, or, if you’re a collector, you can pre-order a physical PlayStation 4 copy straight from Red Art Games.
This Inspector Waffles review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Red Art Games.