Reviews for Puzzle Agent
Very fun, but shortomgtrent | Nov. 20, 2013 | See all omgtrent's reviews »
A very enjoyable puzzle game set in Minnesota (I know, eh??) with a good sense of humor and an interesting story. Each puzzle is different with instructions provided, which is important as there is no set theme for the puzzles. They also provide hints, though most puzzles should be easy enough for most puzzle buffs, so it's really just a courtesy. The only drawback is the game ends right when you feel you're getting started, but it is indeed quite enjoyable and unique and I don't regret buying it. If you're looking for a "different" puzzle game with a good dose of quirky humor, I recommend!
Very fun puzzle game.gforcesa | Nov. 16, 2013 | See all gforcesa's reviews »
This game is amazing.It's challenging and I've had some trouble with some of the puzzles but when you put your mind to it you eventually get it.The story has very interesting characters which are crazy and fun if you ask me.If you ever have trouble completing a puzzle you can always use a hint,but in order to get a hint you need to collect bubble gum scattered all over the game.If you are a puzzle person you should definitely pick up this game and scratch your brain.
A Puzzlingly Good Timeundercoverchad | July 9, 2013 | See all undercoverchad's reviews »
Puzzle Agent is exactly what its title claims to be. You play as Nelson Tethers, an FBI agent in the puzzle solving department who is called out to a snowy village in the back of beyond where odd things are happening.
Your mission is straightforward at first, but slowly progresses into the realm of the strange. In fact, there are several points in the story that can be rather creepy.
Puzzles range from simpler jigsaws to more challenging logic ones that may require gum chewing (the game's hint system) to solve, and are reminiscent of childhood days spent with your nose buried in a puzzle activity book.
The graphics aren't the best - if you're used to slick graphics from the latest games - but there is a hand-drawn charm to it. That, added to the superb voice acting helps to immerse the player into the story. The only sticking point is that the animation can be rather choppy at times.
So if you like puzzles, coupled with a short story that is both humorous and eerie by turns, Puzzle Agent will provide many hours of fun.
Surprisingly Awesomethegaminglyfe | June 19, 2013 | See all thegaminglyfe's reviews »
Puzzle Agent is another top-notch point and click adventure game from Telltale. Don't look at the game and assume it's a failed attempt by Telltale, it is surprisingly awesome. The artwork is amazing and it really helps create the atmosphere around the game. The voice acting is really good. The story isn't the best but does it's job. The puzzles are nice and require some thinking to get past. But some are just too easy and take only about a minute. This is one of Telltale's really underrated gems and I highly recommend you get it.
Another great game from telltaleDanielZo0 | June 10, 2013 | See all DanielZo0's reviews »
Telltale Games delivers yet another masterpiece with Puzzle Agent--a charming puzzle adventure with a mildly amusing story about an eraser shortage. As always with Telltale, voice acting is top notch, but this time they use crayon style graphics to set up a casual atmosphere that really gives this game a leisurely feel. Each puzzle is self-contained so there are no multi-level puzzles. It differs from traditional point-and-click puzzle adventures where you usually have to find several items or perform a specific sequence of actions before you can advance. Most of the puzzles are on the easy side, but they do throw in a few brainteasers that aren't obvious at first. There is a hint system which, if used, lowers your ranking for that specific puzzle, same as if you submit a wrong answer--although it is completely casual so there is really no reason to care about rank anyway. Puzzle gamers will certainly enjoy this.
A great surpriseVahgrant | June 7, 2013 | See all Vahgrant's reviews »
I did not expect much from Puzzle Agent, I got it for cheap in a bundle with other Telltale games and it turned out to be a really amusing game. At first sight, the game seemed odd to me, mostly because of the animations with characters moving while skipping some movements but you get used to it and it gives an identity adding the simple design of the environments and characters which is kinda cool overall. The storyline and ambiance were inspired by TV Shows like Twin Peaks, A FBI Agent coming to a small town to solve a mystery while talking to his tape recorder, but instead of getting a professional Agent in a welcoming town, we see a shy and non-confident hero trying to understand a town populated by mentally-ill and weird persons making each encounters tons of fun to watch. The plot is both interesting, with lots of questions you want to be answered, and funny which is kinda rare in today's games. Moreover the voice acting is pretty good adding to the funny ambiance. Speaking of funny, the game is simply hilarious, between stupid scenes and dialogues you clearly cannot get that stupid smile off your face for those 4 hours you'll spend on the game, it is really refreshing. About puzzle, the game is kinda mixed, there is mostly good and not too hard-not too easy puzzles but sometimes there are puzzles that do not make much sense but these are quite rare.
So yeah, if you love puzzles, humor and original storylines grab the game, it's cheap and really fun.
Agent Nelson Tethers on mysterious caseShav | May 31, 2013 | See all Shav's reviews »
Even though the game is funny and animated, it really reminds me of some of the greatest thrillers ever. Seconds after arriving at Scoggins it reminded me of Twin Peaks, and other mysterious towns.The storyline is interesting and keeps me glued to the computer screen.
But...lets get straight to the point - puzzles! The riddles are pretty logical but also not that easy, and sometimes you will have to spend some time before figuring it out.
Puzzle Agent isn't a typical point and click adventure, it is more a logical game, but its interesting storyline and good riddles are its biggest advantages.
Pieces come together quite nicelyHarbinger_87 | May 29, 2013 | See all Harbinger_87's reviews »
For anyone like me who is into quirky narrative, strong atmosphere and logic puzzles to keep it all together, "Puzzle Agent" should be a match made in heaven. "Puzzle Agent" follows the exploits of FBI Puzzle Research Agent Nelson Tethers who is sent to Scoggins, Minnesota to investigate the close-down of the eraser factory that supplies the White House with erasers. Scoggins is something the Coen-brothers could dream up under the influence of certain substances. The inhabitants are a quirky people, locked up in tradition, wary of outsiders and obsessed with puzzles. As Nelson you travel around town, solve logic puzzles that most of the time have a paper-thin connection to the plot, take part in conversations with the population and... that's about it. No obscure inventory-puzzles, no dead-ends, nothing, the game flows quite nicely and you don't have to follow that one obscure train-of-thought that the designer had. If there's a puzzle, you can solve it by sheer logic. Or if you can't, the game will tell you that you can't. Apart from that, the story is quite quirky and therefore really nice, the hand-drawn animation might not be everyone's cup of tea, but it helps to distinguish the game from the competition. And the atmosphere really comes together in a "Fargo meets Twin Peaks"-sense. Problems are negligible. Sometimes the aim of the puzzles might be a bit obscure and all in all the game feels a bit... antclimactic. But if you're a fan of logic puzzles and quirky small-town-mysteries, "Puzzle Agent" is for you.
Decenthellinperson | May 26, 2013 | See all hellinperson's reviews »
Puzzle Agent is a point and click adventure game. The artwork is amazing and it makes the game to have a personality. The voice acting is pretty good. And the story, while not the best, delivers what it has to. The puzzles are easy and not that good. Some of them didn't make sense for me. Puzzle Agent has potencial and it's a nice start for a series of games.